Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.
Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.
By Seth Klein
Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite is that proportional representation (pro rep) will result in unstable minority governments that can’t get anything done.
The claim is unsubstantiated nonsense.
During the past three decades, a pioneer group of parents have been at the forefront of the often challenging pathway of advocating for children with developmental and physical disabilities. In late-September, the trail they blazed through the Kootenay Advocacy Network/Taking Action for Special Kids (TASK) was split in nine exciting different directions with donations totalling $460,000.
When the dust settles following Saturday’s municipal election politicians from both City of Nelson and Regional District will need to deal with the loss of more jobs in the regional following the recent announcement of layoffs at Pacific Insight west of Nelson.
It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.” Is it ever acceptable? There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.
When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, British Columbians throughout the province will be able to legally purchase non-medical cannabis online .
BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.
To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the anniversary date.
We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels. We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick: they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.
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