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By Murray Dobbin on Tuesday Aug 31 2010

 As we head into a new political season it looks depressingly like the old: a stand-off between the malignant minority government of Stephen Harper and the seriously diminished Liberal Party and its hapless leader Michael Ignatieff. Both these parties and their leaders are so off the mark in terms of what Canadians want and need that they can't even break through the 30 per cent support mark. Harper seems to have written off Quebec -- a typically petulant response to that province's stubborn attraction to social democracy.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 27 2010

 Word that the Waneta Expansion Project will go ahead is great news for residents of the Kootenays, providing many jobs and a boost to the local economy, but the B.C. Liberals made a bad deal for the long-term health of the region, say New Democrats.
 

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Aug 24 2010

Autism is the most common neurological disorder that affects children in our nation. Currently, one in every 200 people in Canada has been diagnosed with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If we look specifically at children, this number jumps up to one in 165, or .6 per cent of all children. Diagnoses are increasing world-wide, and it is about time we began to develop an effective strategy on this issue that affects so many children and families.

By Contributor on Monday Aug 23 2010

Selkirk College and Amnesty International will be launching the fall Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series with a passionate and important talk by Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada.

His lecture, Protecting Human Rights: What’s Happening to Canada’s Voice, will focus on the concerns surrounding Canada’s fading human rights leadership and will put a powerful call out for renewal and revitalization to Canada’s policies and reputation as a human rights leader.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Aug 23 2010

I must admit: I have certain rules in handling responses from readers to postings on this blog.  No libel, no swearing, no racist remarks, no name-calling.

 

But I do NOT try to kill off comments from people who disagree with me (although I wonder how could they!).  I don’t disqualify them because their submissions  have spelling  mistakes; I don’t invalidate them because of grammatical mistakes; and I don’t throw them out because their writing style fails to meet some esoteric standard.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Aug 22 2010
If all goes according to plan, Grand Forks and area will have a mobile abattoir in 2011. A series of meetings held over the last week by the Grand Forks and Boundary Regional Agricultural Society (GFBRAS) indicated that the abattoir will be supported by the area meat producers despite the changes in regulations introduced by the provincial government in April of this year.
 
The meetings, held at Community Futures Boundary, hosted Ron Duffel from the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, Kathleen Gibson of the B.C.
By Mona Mattei on Thursday Aug 19 2010
Internationally based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says Mayor Brian Taylor’s idea to cull Grand Forks’ deer population is inhumane and ineffective.
By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Marijuana and bears and raccoons, oh my!

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

 Fifty-year-old Castlegar woman Robin Mackay appearing in court today facing the charge of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing her 73-year-old father repeatedly with a kitchen knife Sunday morning.
 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 18 2010

A group of officers from the RCMP Integrated Road Safety Unit say nothing surprises them anymore – except this story.

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