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Leaders, parties and businesses that ignore Blogosphere do so at their peril

Almost hate to admit it, but I am old enough to remember the advent of television in Canada. In Montreal, in the early 1950s, it all began with two television stations: CBMT (English) and CBFT (French), and we would watch, mesmerized by anything they broadcast',even the Indian head test patterns, with their various very...

Indigo’s “For the Love of Indigo” school library fundraising campaign

Did you know that parents want their children to have access to well-stocked libraries in their schools? Were you aware that they’re very concerned that provincial governments aren’t doing enough to ensure that there’s enough money to pay for these books and libraries? Or that increasingly teachers have to dig into their own...

Anti-recall strategy: Attack the messenger, not the message

The Liberal strategy for fighting recall is now very clear: go after Bill VanderZalm personally, since they apparently don’t believe they can beat recall on the issues. And their attack strategy has been picked up by their mouthpieces in the media: either deliberately, trying to scuttle recall, or naively by taking up the...

EDITORIAL: "Growing" our city from the ground up

We often hear about exactly why and how Rossland should or should not “grow”. Perhaps where some camps diverge from one another is on just what growth means.   Does growing Rossland purely mean an increase in population? Geographical area? Economic wealth? Sustainability? Or perhaps 'growth' also means growing wiser, doing ...

ATAMANENKO: Private member's bill would prevent job-killing foreign takeovers

A private member’s bill tabled by New Democrat Mining Critic Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) would amend the Investment Canada Act to prevent job-killing foreign takeovers of Canadian companies. As it presently stands, when a foreign company proposes a takeover of a Canadian firm, the information it provides to Industry Canada...

Carole James courts the carpetbaggers

So Carole James thinks meeting with business is going to help her look like a leader. Good luck with that. No one will take this sad effort seriously – not her supporters, who want her to represent them which means against the reactionary interests of business. And certainly not business who will only be impressed with an NDP...

New Democrats vote to fix gun registry

New Democrats said tonight's defeat of bill C-391 must be followed by a genuine attempt to fix the registry and unite rural, northern and urban Canadians. “I have spoken with many of my constituents in communities across my riding and heard the opinions of those on both sides of the issue," said Alex Atamanenko, M.P. for B.C....

Sun/Province: a loss of trust

Trust. It’s a small word, but it represents a very big concept: perhaps one of the most powerful positive characteristics we allow in our personal or business relationships.And, apart from perhaps the medical profession, there may be no business that DEPENDS more on the trust of its customers than the news business, especially...

EDITORIAL: Recreation? No deal. Sewer? No deal. Amalgamation?

A new regional sewer cost sharing agreement may be getting closer to reality as Trail, Warfield and Rossland have now agreed in principle upon the method of cost sharing to be used. An ultimate solution to the issue still seems far out on the horizon, however. With parallel talks aimed at amalgamating the region happening...

Do we need a Police State Watch?

Last spring I wrote a column called “Is this what a police state looks like” in response to the dangerous police actions surrounding the G20 Summit in Toronto.  I argued–as many have–that police states don’t pop up full blown over night. They develop slowly in direct proportion to people’s willingness to accept new definitions...

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