Politics

Leadership isn't a zero-sum game: Marten Kruysse speaks to how to run a city council

Leadership isn't a zero-sum game: Marten Kruysse speaks to how to run a city council

NOTE: These interviews are only slightly edited for clarity and brevity. They consist of the actual words spoken by the candidates, who were not given any opportunity to prepare answers in advance. My intention is to give readers an idea of how well the candidates are able to think on their feet and to express themselves in response to the questions. Readers will no doubt think of other questions -- please attend the All-Candidates Forum at the Miners Hall on November 3rd at 7:00 pm, hosted by the Rotary Club, and ask your questions there!

LETTER: New NDP MP Candidate introduces himself

LETTER: New NDP MP Candidate introduces himself

I was recently honoured to be chosen as the NDP candidate in the new federal riding of South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I thank all who took part in the nomination election process.  I especially thank and congratulate my fellow candidate, Margaret Maximenko, and her team, for a tremendous campaign—a campaign that added hundreds of people to an already healthy riding membership.  I also thank the many people who worked hard on my nomination campaign—your help is truly appreciated.  I appreciate the guidance of Alex Atamanenko, who has ably served much of this r

COMMENT: City of Trail offers strongly-worded response to criticism

COMMENT: City of Trail offers strongly-worded response to criticism

The City is responding to Mr. Norm Gabana’s Letter to the Editor, Bridge Reports and Statements Differ, that was published in the Trail Times on Oct. 23. Mr. Gabana is the individual who initiated a petition against the City’s Loan Authorization Bylaw 2775 that was advanced to provide the City with authority to borrow up to $4.916 million to construct a pipeline/pedestrian bridge.

Op/Ed: Need "Good" reason to run for council

Op/Ed: Need "Good" reason to run for council

This Op/Ed was originally shared on a Boundary Facebook group and then sent to us for publication. 

Ever wonder what motivates a person to run for municipal council? While some run with the best of intentions, some folks have really bad, or at least really misguided, motives.

 Here are my top five bad reasons to run:

A contract review for all city staff and revocation of the Delegation Bylaw? Candidate Lloyd McLellan pulls no punches

A contract review for all city staff and revocation of the Delegation Bylaw? Candidate Lloyd McLellan pulls no punches

NOTE: This, and following, interviews are only slightly edited for clarity and brevity. They consist of the actual words spoken by the candidates, who were not given any opportunity to prepare answers in advance. My intention is to give readers an idea of how well the candidates are able to think on their feet and to express themselves in response to the questions. Readers will no doubt think of other questions -- please attend the All-Candidates Forum at the Miners Hall on November 3rd at 7:00 pm, hosted by the Rotary Club, and ask your questions there!

Local government voter's guides now online

Local government voter's guides now online

The Government of British Columbia is encouraging eligible voters to participate in the local government election process and to vote in local communities on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

To support voters, the Voter's Guide to Local Elections in British Columbia, is now available online .

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

HEAVEN: A magical evening of unicorns, double rainbows, and...er...reasoned democratic discourse

Thursday evening around forty Rosslanders gathered at the Old Firehall to do a little speed dating with nine of the ten candidates for our upcoming municipal election. Mayor Granstrom, although invited, neither responded nor attended. So much, I have to say, for both accountability and leadership on that front.

The event, ably hosted by Kelly McLean, went smoothly and all the feedback indicated that attendees and candidates alike enjoyed themselves and their conversations.

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

Incumbent councillor Dan Rye shares platform

My name is Dan Rye and I am seeking a second term on Castlegar City Council. It has been an honour to serve the citizens of Castlegar for the last three years.

I moved to Castlegar in 1999 with my wife Randi and have been employed as store manager at Kootenay Market since arriving.

I have a long record of Community service, including:

Vandals rain on Pat Severyn Campaign, go on sign-stealing spree

 Mayor candidate Pat Severyn poses with one of the few election signs remaining after thieves stole more than a 100 from streets and byways in and around Nelson.

“Fear the Stache”.

That slogan may not worry incumbent John Dooley or challenger Deb Kozak during this run up to the municipal election in Nelson, but some one is out to stall Pat Severyn Campaign Bus after more than 110 signs were stolen over the past couple of days from street corners, yards and cul-de-sac in the Heritage City.

“When I started this campaign I expected about a 10 percent loss of signs,” Severyn, adopting a “mustache branding” on his election signs, told The Nelson Daily Thursday.

CANDIDATE AARON COSBEY: A facilitator with a good sense of humour

CANDIDATE AARON COSBEY: A facilitator with a good sense of humour

After putting a lot of time into community service and volunteering for multiple organizations, the step to run for council did not seem too far for Aaron Cosbey. It is merely an extension of what he is already doing.

He has been volunteering for organizations like the Sustainability Commission and Rossland Broadband Initiative and has found himself frustrated with how little has been accomplished by the council, and how hard it can be to proceed with the work.

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