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by Letters to the editor on Monday Apr 24 2017

To The Editor:

It happens every election.  The NDP line up and lecture other lefties on how they mustn’t split the vote and open an avenue for the current government to retain power.

It’s always the same.  Defeating the political right is of paramount importance, they sternly warn, and a vote for the Greens is a vote for the right.

Some of the...

by Sara Golling on Friday Apr 21 2017

Three candidates answered questions at the All Candidates Forum in Trail, with an audience of about 50 people.  Katrine Conroy of the New Democratic Party (NDP) seeks re-election as our MLA; Jim Postnikoff for the Liberal Party wants to represent us in Victoria; and Samantha Troy of the Green Party wants to increase the number of Green MLAs in office.

What were the essential differences...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 19 2017

Last week, I posted an editorial criticizing negative campaigning, and posed questions for our local candidates to answer -- without mentioning other candidates or other parties. Here are two of our local candidates' answers to the first set of four questions; the third candidate, Liberal Jim Postnikoff, was unfortunately unable to respond in time. Where possible, I have looked through the...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Apr 18 2017

This continues a discussion begun in Part I, last week.

Bad Capitalism: exploitation

If there is one single thing that separates me from most Lennonesque liberals and progressives who want One World, it is not my affection for defined and qualified Canadian nationalism. It is that I am anti-capitalist, whereas the majority of global neo-liberal...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Apr 13 2017

A former West Kootenay police officer has started a movement which has spread throughout the country in protest of working conditions within the RCMP.

Former Kaslo top cop Sgt. Chris Backus (now with the Sunshine Coast detachment), risked censure or even dismissal by approaching the media with a ‘yellow stripe campaign’ to send a message to the government – and it’s a message being...

by Diane Kalen-Sukra on Thursday Apr 13 2017

The Village of Salmo is seeking public input on the use, function, and infrastructure in Salmo’s two community parks – Lions Park and Knights of Pythias (KP) Park.  A survey form is available online and at the Village office and ideas and suggestions are due by May 15, 2017. The Village intends to use the input to...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 13 2017

The effects of provincial government policy are demoralizing for both people with disabilities and those who work within the income assistance system, says a new report released today for which people with disabilities and income assistance workers were surveyed.

Looking beyond the numbers to focus on real-life stories, Sharing Our Realities: Life on Disability Assistance in British...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 12 2017

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement,...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 12 2017

Rossland City Council held its scheduled regular meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 6:00 pm.  Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, John  Greene,  Andy Morel, Marten Kruysse, and Aaron Cosbey were all present; only Andrew  Zwicker was unable to attend.

Noisy vehicle problem:

A resident complained during ...

by Elections BC on Tuesday Apr 11 2017

VICTORIA– The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election.

“Eligible voters can vote from now until the polls close on General Voting Day,” said Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer. “B.C. has the most accessible voting system in Canada, and we encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot.”

General Voting Day is...

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