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When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future...
Climate scientists have said that planting trees can help to combat climate change. Some of Rossland's students have been helping with that.    Last Friday,  students of Ecole des Sept-Sommets planted over 150 trees and shrubs in the southeast corner of their school yard. These...

Regional News

Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.

Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.

Taylor, who captured 48.2 per cent...

The Trail Smoke Eaters couldn’t find their footing and muster much offence in a 4-0 loss to the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at Kal Tire Place. 
 
Jagger Williamson registered three points in the game, scoring twice and adding an assist while Max Palaga made 26 saves for his first BCHL shutout as the Smoke Eaters fell on the road and were shutout for the first...

By Seth Klein

Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite is that proportional representation (pro rep) will result in unstable minority governments that can’t get anything done.

The claim is unsubstantiated nonsense.

One part of the claim is true - pro rep almost always produces minority or...