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At least 120 feminists join the Women's March in Grand Forks

Kelly Davison shares what she is marching for.

Organizers of the Women's March in Grand Forks are thrilled at the turnout, which is estimated at around 120 participants. 

"We had no idea what to expect," said Kelly Davison, a co-organizer of the event along with Shara Cooper.

Grand Forks to join thousands in Women's March against discrimination

Saturday, Grand Forks residents will join other Women's March on Washington rallies.

This Saturday, Grand Forks residents will rally in support of the Women's March on Washington. The march will begin at 10 a.m. in Gyro Park, next to the Grand Forks and District Public Library. Hot beverages will be available while participants listen to a few speakers before they start the march around the downtown core. 

COLUMN: What Scientists Said 25 Years Ago

One tiny sample of trash pollution: just one symptom.

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

EDITORIAL: The CBC -- Boon or Boondoggle?

EDITORIAL: The CBC -- Boon or Boondoggle?

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's national radio and television broadcaster -- loved by many, reviled by others.  Its exact date of origin may be open to interpretation; its predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established as a state-owned company  in 1932, following a  1929 report  that raised concerns about  Canadian airwaves being taken over by American radio.  In 1936, the organization was re-created as a Crown Corporation and re-branded with its present name.

‘All for ourselves and nothing for other people’: The takeover of economics by neoliberalism

‘All for ourselves and nothing for other people’: The takeover of economics by neoliberalism

All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.

-- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

COLUMN: Tread Lightly

Too much stuff?

How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.

Library and Museum grants upped; TRP gets some; Taxes; Deanne Steven leaving Tourism Rossland

Library and Museum grants upped; TRP gets some; Taxes; Deanne Steven leaving Tourism Rossland

Rossland City Council, November 12, 2016:  Public Hearing and Regular Council Meeting. 

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

PUBLIC HEARING:   A slight clash of views over housing

The Public Hearing was scheduled  to consider three Bylaws:

The Rec Site: Free Public Recreation, or For-Profit Business?

Snow-covered Igloo cabin and a portion of Mt. Plewman.  Photo by Sara  Golling

With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium.  We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded.  And yet, we still compete for space.  Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat bikers in the winter) and others fighting to occupy the same hills and valleys with their favourite activity.  Some of those activities don't mix very well.

Who Needs Food? Still Time to Give Input on Food Charter

Carrots grown in Rossland.

Raise your hand, everyone who eats food.  OK, now, raise your hand, everyone who knows where your food comes from.  How far has it travelled? Has the price gone up in this past year?  Was your food sprayed with pesticides and herbicides?  Can it continue to be produced as plentifully and shipped to us if  drought conditions continue in various US food-producing states?

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