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by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 14 2010

After falling in the polls for weeks out  the leader of the Liberal Party seems finally to have received a reality check about his and his party’s future. He is actually talking about the possibility of a coalition. Mind you, it took a rumour of a merger of the parties to get things really there.started. Wendy Mesley – who announced with dead certainty that serious negotiations were underway...

by Wikinews on Monday Jun 14 2010

US president Barack Obama, in response to criticism over his handling of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has asked the oil company BP to create a special fund with "substantial" amounts of money to pay claimants over the disaster.

Obama is to make his fourth visit to the Gulf Coast tomorrow, and on Tuesday is scheduled to make a speech about efforts to address the spill.

In a...

by Murray Dobbin on Thursday Jun 10 2010

 When is a bank bail-out not a bailout? When the Canadian bankers’ Association President, Nancy Hughes Anthony says so. In her letter to the Vancouver Sun (which published my blog on the issue)  Hughes Anthony points out that not a single bank went bankrupt and therefore did not require a bail out.

But call it what you will  - the Canadian government borrowed and spent billions to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 09 2010

The city of Bellingham, Washington has resolved to avoid fuel from refineries connected to the tar sands, becoming the first city in North America to take action against the controversial fossil fuel.

Bellingham’s city council unanimously passed two resolutions on Monday, Jun. 7 with the aim of eliminating tar sands in their fleet and moving toward a transition off of fossil fuels. The...

by Mona Mattei on Sunday Jun 06 2010

Since the development of the Public Safety Committee, the City of Grand has been actively involved with support for addressing the needs of those most at risk in the community. At their meeting on Monday, May 31 council joined the ranks of over 300 communities and organizations across B.C. calling on the provincial government to create a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy, and went on to...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 27 2010

Eight years after bylaws were put in place requiring commercial and multi-family buildings in Rossland to install water meters, the city is done asking politely for compliance. Following council approval of the recommendation this past Tuesday night, city staff will be contacting the remaining commercial building owners without water meters, entering the premises, installing water meters and...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 27 2010

Some rare applause came out of council chambers gallery Tuesday evening after a victory was scored by a local mom fighting for her daughter. Jaime Santano, the mother of eight year old Sophia Santano, was pushing for Rossland city council to offer an exception to their new bylaw supporting non-profit societies which have been hit hard by the regional recreation breakdown. The policy was...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 20 2010

Ever walked around Rossland and thought, 'wouldn’t it be nice to have a bench here, maybe some flowers over here, a nice sidewalk cafe on this side of the street and maybe rearrange the parking on the other?' Of course you have. Well, it’s not every day that Joe and Jill Canuck get the opportunity have real input on the design of their community's downtown area, but Rosslanders will have just...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 20 2010

Ever walked around Rossland and thought, 'wouldn’t it be nice to have a bench here, maybe some flowers over here, a nice sidewalk cafe on this side of the street and maybe rearrange the parking on the other?' Of course you have. Well, it’s not every day that Joe and Jill Canuck get the opportunity have real input on the design of their community's downtown area, but Rosslanders will have just...

by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 20 2010

Ever walked around Rossland and thought, 'wouldn’t it be nice to have a bench here, maybe some flowers over here, a nice sidewalk cafe on this side of the street and maybe rearrange the parking on the other?' Of course you have. Well, it’s not every day that Joe and Jill Canuck get the opportunity have real input on the design of their community's downtown area, but Rosslanders will have just...

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