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By Murray Dobbin on Thursday Jun 17 2010

 Where are the leaders?  It’s a question I hear from people more and more. People are looking for inspiration, hope, some sense that someone at least has some ideas of where the country should go — not this afternoon or tomorrow or next week but in the next 20 years or 50.

Someone who is at least partly a visionary and not just a strategist and tactician. Canadians, I think, are desperately looking for someone who can demonstrate that they have done some serious and thoughtful thinking about what kind of country we want to build.

By Rob Leggett on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

 Do we as a community have the right to know if there is a dangerous or violent offender in our midst? I would like to believe that most of us would respond with a resounding yes.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 16 2010

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) sets its overall strategic priorities every three to four years. The priorities provide overarching direction for CBT in terms of delivering benefits, pursuing investment activities and managing corporate operations in the Columbia Basin region. The current strategic priorities expire this year.  

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 14 2010

After falling in the polls for weeks out  the leader of the Liberal Party seems finally to have received a reality check about his and his party’s future. He is actually talking about the possibility of a coalition. Mind you, it took a rumour of a merger of the parties to get things really there.started. Wendy Mesley – who announced with dead certainty that serious negotiations were underway - will now have a legacy of putting forward the most absurd political story ever featured on CBC National news.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 14 2010

Selkirk College’s Co-operative (Co-op) Education program is continuing to provide students with opportunities to expand their learning experiences through effective work placements. 

Currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree program (BGIS), Selkirk student Tammy Steen has had one previous work term with BC Timber Sales in Campbell River and is currently fulfilling another work term with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB). 

By Murray Dobbin on Thursday Jun 10 2010

 When is a bank bail-out not a bailout? When the Canadian bankers’ Association President, Nancy Hughes Anthony says so. In her letter to the Vancouver Sun (which published my blog on the issue)  Hughes Anthony points out that not a single bank went bankrupt and therefore did not require a bail out.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 10 2010

 

B.C. Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko is extremely disappointed that the Conservative budget bill C-9 was adopted in the House of Commons on June 8th.

“This bill paves the way for the privatization of Canada Post and authorizes the sale of the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. with no debate or public scrutiny.  It also approves the drainage of the Employment Insurance Account which used to have a surplus of $57 billion paid by workers”, said Atamanenko.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jun 09 2010

Police are asking residents to handle rumours responsibly as Day Four of the search for 19-year-old Zachary Larsen continues.

Helicopters and numerous Search and Rescue water craft searched again yesterday, but found nothing, so a ground search was organized for today, beginning this morning in Millennium Park.

Roughly 100 volunteers showed up to help look for the young man, splitting into teams of eight, with each team led by a trained Search and Rescue person.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Jun 09 2010

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. There, as CTV Vancouver’s local news top story tonight (Tuesday), was a hidden-camera investigation into B.C.’s program to prevent voluntarily self-restricted problem gamblers from entering casinos. 

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jun 08 2010

Police are still searching for a 19-year-old Castlegar man (pictured here) who was last seen in the early morning hours of June 6, after a night out with friends.

Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said Zachary Larsen was reported missing Monday morning when he didn't return home or show up at his job

"(He) was believed to be wearing jeans and a plaid shirt," she said, adding he's 6-foot-one-inch, about 180 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes. "Police have received several calls on this incident.

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