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Deniers are all over the map; climate realists all over the world

Deniers are all over the map; climate realists all over the world

By David Suzuki

A little over a year ago, I wrote about a Heartland Institute conference in Las Vegas where climate change deniers engaged in a failed attempt to poke holes in the massive body of scientific evidence for human-caused climate change. I quoted Bloomberg News: “Heartland's strategy seemed to be to throw many theories at the wall and see what stuck.”

No Answers From the Conservative Candidate, After all

No Answers From the Conservative Candidate, After all

A couple of weeks ago, I sent each candidate in this riding an invitation to answer questions -- the same questions for each candidate -- to allow the candidates and their parties to help us all understand both the differences and the similarities in their respective positions on issues and their policies, and what they are promising.  We need to know these things so we can choose accurately.  Really --who should get our vote?

The First Set of Questions for our Candidates:

The First Set of Questions for our Candidates:

This is the first of three sets of questions.  If the answers arrive, the next set will appear next week.  Each candidate's responses are published as a separate article.  Please read them all, and compare.  All elections are importatnt, and we all need to be as well-informed as possible -- and to vote.

Section I:  Introduction

Q 1.         What is your educational background?

The First Set of Questions for our Candidates:

The First Set of Questions for our Candidates:

There will be three sets of questions.  The second set  of Q&A will be published next week (if answers have arrived!)  Each candidate's answers are published as a separate article.  Please read and compare.  These answers have not been edited.

Section I:  Introduction

Q 1:      What is your educational background?

Cannings:     I have a Masters degree in Biology.

New ED to start at Trail Chamber of Commerce

New ED to start at Trail Chamber of Commerce
The Trail and District Chamber of Commerce HR Committee and Board of Directors is pleased to announce today that it has hired Audry Lochrie to fill the position of Executive Director.

Lochrie is an experienced management executive specializing in business organizations and economic development.

She has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and clearly understands the needs of business and the role that a local chamber can and should play in meeting those needs.

LETTER: Residents write to Fortis protesting smart meters

LETTER: Residents write to Fortis protesting smart meters

Re:  Meter replacement West Kootenays

To whom it may concern:

We were contacted this week by one of your operatives to discuss your intention to access our property to remove the current analogue meter and impose your new “smart” meter on our household.  We understand that in this corporate society, the rights of citizens are secondary to the rights of businesses and that you may freely bully homeowners into accepting your technology despite the growing body of opinion and research that disputes your claims that it is safe.

Gerrymandering: How a Minority of the Votes can Win ALL the Power

In the middle picture -- BLUE wins.  In the right-hand picture -- RED wins.

Gerrymandering:  How a Minority of the Votes can Win ALL the Power

In a recent Telegraph poll about gerrymandering, some answers revealed that  not everyone knows what the term gerrymandering means.   If you have any doubts, read on. 

Insights West poll gives NDP big lead in BC

The graph shows what BC voters think if the election was held today. — Insights West

Insights West is a progressive, Western-based, full-service marketing research company, said in a media release that if the federal election was held today, the Conservative Party would not do well in the province of BC.

LeadNow targets local ridings in Kootenay-Columbia and South Okanagan West Kootenay

LeadNow wants the electorate in two local ridings — Kootenay-Columbia and South Okanagan West Kootenay —to vote with their head.

Kootenay-Columbia and South Okanagan West Kootenay have become key focus ridings for the voting advocacy group LeadNow.

According to the website, LeadNow is an independent advocacy organization that runs campaigns on the major issues of our time, engages people in participatory decision-making, and organizes in communities across Canada.

New Kootenay Columbia Riding — 'A challenge at 64,000 square kilometres'

The Electoral Boundaries Commission moved Nelson into the federal riding that covers the East Kootenay, now called Kootenay/Columbia.

It’s been two years since the Federal Elections Boundaries Commission decided to move Nelson into the Kootenay Columbia riding and the effects are soon to be seen.

Previously, Nelson was included in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding alongside Trail and Castlegar. Nelsonites and other communities in this riding voted primarily NDP in the 2011 election, resulting in Alex Atamanenko representing.

Liberal candidate Don Johnston isn’t concerned about the change in riding and said he will continue to campaign as he’s always planned.

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