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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.

Meeting on fate of Blueberry Creek school draws hundreds

Meeting on fate of Blueberry Creek school draws hundreds

More than 225 people crowded into the Blueberry Creek Community School (BCCS) gymnasium Monday night for a school-district-initiated meeting to discuss the fate of the property on which the school is housed.

From Israel to ISIS: Harper’s ‘Orwellian’ foreign policy

From Israel to ISIS: Harper’s ‘Orwellian’ foreign policy

It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations. But we should try. Perhaps a first step in returning to such a time was the decision of the NDP and Liberal Party to oppose Stephen Harper’s most recent ill-considered and cynical march to war with his decision of join the bombing of Iraq.

Council candidate John Phillips, in his own words

Council candidate John Phillips, in his own words

My name is John Phillips and I am running for the position of Councillor for the City of Castlegar in the Nov. 15 civic election.

Council candidate Tyler Maddocks, in his own words

Council candidate Tyler Maddocks, in his own words

 

 

 

 

            As the youngest candidate once again, it's time for one seat to sit a new councilor under the age of 30 to bring forward a new generation of views, ideas and energy. Born, raised and living in downtown Castlegar, this is my third attempt at running for a seat on Castlegar city council. My first attempt was in the municipal election three years ago, while my second being last year’s by-election.

RDCK chair says talk of nuclear waste coming to Salmo 'completely nuts'

Welcome to the "Home of the Stone Murals" and not the "Home of Nuclear Waste Dump".

The sign welcoming visitors to Salmo reads, “Welcome to Salmo, Home of the Stone Murals.”

Regional District of Central Kootenay director Hans Cunningham certainly doesn’t want to see the sign changed to read, “Salmo, Home of Nuclear Waste Dump” anytime soon.

The RDCK Area D director was responding to a question during a recent meeting asking about a recommendation by an Ontario engineer to store the province’s nuclear waste near Salmo.

Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Dick Cannings becomes SO-WK riding candidate for the NDP

Yesterday, members of the federal NDP Riding Association for South Okanagan – West Kootenay (SO-WK) came together and, along with hundreds of others who voted by mail-in or online balloting, chose Richard (Dick) Cannings as their candidate in the 2015 election. 

Born and raised in Penticton, Cannings’ books and radio appearances have made his name a familiar one throughout British Columbia.

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