OP/ED: FROM THE HILL: Fighting for you

Fighting for you – Its an expression that has made its way into some of my columns and not one I particularly like given that one of my key motivations for entering politics was to bring people together; to work together across party lines to make real changes to make lives better. Still, the sentiment […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

March is kidney health month! This week I met with Castlegar Sunrise Rotary Club members including Gwen Chernenkoff to chat about the The Kidney Foundation of Canada Walk. As a living donor I know first hand just how much this walk raises funds that directly support families. It was fabulous to share my mine and my […]

Letter on Rossland's proposed Short-Term Rental bylaw

The letter below is by  Mike Maturo, who served as Rossland’s Manager of Planning and Development Services from May 2007 – September 2013. Dear Mayor/Council, Two minutes at the March 11, 2024 Public Hearing does not allow enough time to unpack Bylaw 2828 and all of its potential negative impacts. Here’s a synopsis of what […]

COLUMN: Facts about methane (AKA 'natural' gas)

Global greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures are rising, causing more extreme and unpredictable weather and inflating costs for everything from food to health care. Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry — largely responsible for the greatest crisis facing humanity — continues to rake in record profits. Oil executives want to keep it that way. For decades, […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptables of the week

Date Listed: January 6, 2024 Age: born end of June 2023 (best guess) Sex: Female and Male Breed: dmh Tortoishell and dmh black Size: Medium Spayed/Neutered: Yes Location: Pass Creek/Castlegar Contact Name: KAAP Contact Email: contact@kaap.ca Contact Number: 250-365-1004 Adoption applications are required prior to meeting kitties because they are being fostered in our private […]

Spring break camps and events at Rossland Museum

Spring Break Camps Join us at the museum for two weeks of fun, educational, and interactive Spring Break Day Camps: Week #1: Time Travelers: Adventures Through History Wish you had a time machine to journey back and experience the past? If you answered yes, then “Time Travelers: Adventures Through History” is just the camp for […]

New International Study Process Benefits College Community

Selkirk College will continue welcoming learners from across the world after the federal government’s recent decision to cap international study permit applications. In response to the new federal requirement, the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education & Future Skills has provided individual colleges and universities across BC an allocation of provincial attestation letters. These letters are now […]

Cost of gas rate to remain the same for FortisBC customers

FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) reviews the cost of gas rate every three months with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC). The company has received approval from the BCUC to maintain the cost of gas rate for all of its customers at $2.230 per gigajoule (GJ) as of April 1. This is unchanged from the last review in […]

Electoral districts tweaked, renamed for coming provincial election

New lines in the sand have been drawn. With B.C.’s next provincial general election scheduled for this Oct. 19, the electoral districts are changing. Based on a recommendations made in 2022 — by an independent, non-partisan boundaries commission — in 2023 the B.C. Legislative Assembly accepted all of the commission’s recommendations, including adding six new […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister

Premier’s, parliamentary secretary’s statements on International Women’s Day  Thousands of B.C. women started their day happy, cared for by their families and full of ambition. So many others face oppression, discrimination, poverty and violence. B.C. is home to countless smart, caring and passionate women who make our province stronger. Today, we celebrate the contributions and […]

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