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COLUMN: From the Hill -- The High Cost of Getting a University Education

COLUMN:  From the Hill -- The High Cost of Getting a University Education

On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the top 40% of income.

City seeks to recoup legal fees from Officer convicted of assault

Constable Drew Turner resigned his position as a police officer with NPD earlier this year.

The City of Nelson has decided to try to recoup legal fees from former Constable Drew Turner.

"At the September 20th board meeting, the Nelson Police Board reached a decision to recover legal fees from former Officer Drew Turner for defense of assault charges laid against Mr. Turner in 2014," said the City of Nelson media release Friday.

"Mr. Turner has been notified of the Board’s decision."

City's Financial Decisions: Have Your Say with Thoughtexchange

City's Financial Decisions:  Have Your Say with Thoughtexchange

Rossland City Council is once again seeking citizens' opinions on what the City's spending priorities should be.  Thoughtexchange, a  Rossland company, is testing a new program, and will  not be charging the City for this exercise.  (Thoughtexchange is also one of the five top nominees for the Trail and District Chamber of  Commerce "Awards of Excellence" in the "Employer of the Year" category.)

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

Trail and Beaver Valley reach recreation agreement

The City of Trail’s Recreation Negotiating Committee and the Beaver Valley Parks and Recreation Committee (BV Rec) have reached a five-year recreation agreement, effective Nov. 1, 2016. BV Rec will contribute $125,000 annually to allow Beaver Valley (BV) residents to utilize Trail Parks and Recreation facilities, programs and services for the lower-tiered fees outlined in the City’s Trail Resident Program (TRP).

Mayor Tells it Like it is; Trail will pay, after all; Knotty Weed Problems

Mayor Tells it Like it is; Trail will pay, after all; Knotty Weed Problems

Rossland City Council Meeting, September 19, 2016

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore and Councillors Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Marten Kruysse, Andrew Zwicker, and  Andy Morel.  absent:  Lloyd McLellan.

Before declaring the meeting open, Moore handed a jar of freshly-pressed fruit juice to each of two Councillors who had picked fruit on the "community fruit pick & press" day, but had not taken any juice from it.   

Airline Emissions Are Flying Too High

Airline Emissions Are Flying Too High

In July, Solar Impulse 2 became the first airplane to fly around the world without using fuel. At the same time, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working on electric planes. These developments mean air travel and transport could become more environmentally friendly, with less pollution and fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and planes would be quieter.

Council Gets Up Early to Begin Strategic Plan Review

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On Friday, September 9, Rossland City  Council met at 8:00 am to begin reviewing Rossland's Strategic Plan

Buzzing with fowl play: council votes to allow discussion on urban chickens and bees

Candace, of Fluster Cluck Farms, was shampooed and brushed before winging to council chambers to egg on a vote in favour of backyard chickens and bees. She's pictured here posing with councillor Deb McIntosh. Photo courtesy Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff.

Castlegar city council voted unanimously at their regular meeting last night to discuss a motion to allow chickens and beekeeping within city limits – it doesn’t mean they are allowing either, just that they will discuss the possibility at their next regular meeting Sept. 19.

As many as 30 people showed up to hear the outcome of the vote, and the room broke into spontaneous applause in response to council’s decision.

Declared city byelection candidates Arry Dhillon and Cherryl MacLeod were both in attendance at the meeting.

Rossland Beer Company Expanding; Food Bank Moving; What Some People Still Don't Know About Rossland; and more

Rossland Beer Company Expanding; Food Bank Moving; What Some People Still Don't Know About  Rossland; and more

Rossland City Council Regular Meeting, September 6, 2016

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Marten Kruysse, Andrew Zwicker.  Absent:  Andy Morel

No one contributed any comments for Public Input Period.

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