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by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 24 2017

Rossland City Council Meeting, Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Five Council members attended:  Acting Mayor Andrew Zwicker presided, with Councillors Lloyd McLellan, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Marten Kruysse. 

Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillor Aaron Cosbey were absent.

Public Input Period gave a resident an opportunity to air his concerns about...

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

In response...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

Children are beautiful.  They embody our hopes for the future. Does that mean that girls and women should be forbidden access to sex education and family planning?  

Following the Women's March on Washington and supporting marches in thousands of centres internationally, women's rights and their health and well-being globally took a severe blow.

The new US...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

This article is by Judith Lavoie, and is from DeSmog Canada

Forestry has been a passion and a career for Martin Watts for 25 years, but, since attempting to point out problems with B.C.’s process for setting logging rates, his forestry consulting business has nosedived and Watts is claiming in a civil suit that he was blacklisted by the provincial government.

“My...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday May 16 2017

Those over a certain age know that "Cliffhanger" is a 1993 action/suspense movie starring Sylvester Stallone, and as in all such entertainments, the big question is "will the good guys win?"  Well, of course.  The entertainment lies in watching how they do it (Gasp ― skinny ropes over terrifying chasms! Skinny ledges and slipping boots! Unrealistically but entertainingly skimpy clothing in a...

by Letters to the editor on Saturday May 13 2017

Dear Readers:

I would like to take this opportunity to express my immeasurable gratitude to the people of Rossland for their tremendous support for me and the BC Greens.

Green Party supporters throughout the Kootenay West area should take pride in their voices, and votes, being heard louder than ever before! I am so proud of British Columbians for electing North America's first...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday May 10 2017

Two meetings to report here:  May 4 and May 8.  Read on!

Rossland City Council held a Public Hearing on the new Financial Plan and the new municipal property tax rates on Thursday, May 4.  Council was present, and Financial Manager Elma Hamming explained the changes and answered questions from the four interested citizens who showed up. The key...

by Sara Golling on Monday May 08 2017

Before the last federal election, Liberal party leader (now Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau repeatedly promised voters that Canada would not have another election under the "first-past-the-post" electoral system.

If we had only two political parties and no gerrymandering, that system would work perfectly well.  But with more than two parties vying for seats in Parliament, our current...

by Contributor on Monday May 08 2017

By Ben Parfitt.  This article is from DeSmog  Canada.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the B.C. government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern B.C. to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

The 16 dams are among “dozens” that have been built...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday May 07 2017

Dear Editor:

As we head to the polls on May 9, a question we should be considering is what type of world we want to leave for our children and grandchildren.

Are we are doomed to go over the climate cliff – facing a world with ever increasing extreme weather, mudslides, catastrophic wildfires, and sea level rise? Or should we just not think about it because it is too overwhelming...

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