NDP Leader Carole James mishandled the “Bob Simpson” problem several weeks ago ..and now that has come back to haunt her. At the time, I criticised James for having MLA Simpson turfed from caucus for publicly criticising as lacklustre a speech she made to the Union of BC Municipalties convention. It was lacklustre. But although he did not say the leader had to go …his remarks were seen as criticism of James, so he got the boot.
So, next Saturday, Dec. 11, you'll be out shopping, getting gifts for loved ones, buying cards, stocking up on staple holiday fare ... what could be more in keeping with the spirit of Christmas than to share a little bit of the season's bounty with those less fortunate?
By The Nelson Daily Sports
Kootenay Ice sniper Luke Bertolucci is going to Halifax.
The Montrose native was selected to the Team B.C. U16 squad that will represent the province at the 2011 Canada Winter Games February 11-18 in the Nova Scotia capital.
“I think he’s going to be selected to the provincial team,” Kootenay Ice head coach Simon Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily earlier this week, prior to Wednesday’s announcement by B.C. Hockey.
Castlegar mayor and city council are calling for an independent analysis to determine the future configuration of local schools, after hearing the School District 20 board's plan, which proposes closing Blueberry Creek Community School and Castlegar Primary School, as well as the Rossland Secondary School, among other changes.
This, after a closed meeting of the SD20 board and elected community representatives regarding SD20's Planning for the Future document, a document Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff rejects as “flawed”.
Making those initial healthy changes in your diet can be difficult, especially when addressing the snack department. The very word “snack” leads one into thoughts of crispy, salty, oiliness. But keeping mind that with those particular kinds of snacks you also get the trans fats, MSG, and artificial flavours. Yum! Right? Not really. I say if you can’t find the ingredient on the shelf on your pantry, then you probably don’t want it in your food.
The massive Biotech lobby has spent nine months and hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting against New Democrat Agriculture Critic Alex Atamanenko’s seed bill.
“The amount of muscle flexing by big biotech against my simple bill has just been over the top,” said Atamanenko. “I am amazed that over 40 industry lobbyists – hired by multiple biotech organizations and companies – have been knocking on Conservative and Liberal MPs doors trying to get my bill killed.”
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Kootenay Lake School District has a lower secondary school completion rate than the provincial average, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ministry of Education.
School District No. 8 had a secondary school completion rate amongst boys, girls, aboriginal and English as a second language (ESL) students of 74 per cent, 5.7 per cent less than the provincial average of 79.7 per cent.
Hearing Carole James declare that the challenge to her leadership is over – because the NDP’s Provincial Council backed her – reminds me of George Bush on the US air craft carrier with the huge “Mission Accomplished” sign behind him after the initial attack in Iraq.
Talk about not getting it.
The NDP is now on suicide watch as James and Moe Sihota with James’ staff (eager to keep their jobs) egging her on, try to silence principled people in the party who know there has to be a change.