Castlegar's the worst in the Kootenays and the fourth-worst out of 160 B.C. municipalities in terms of the tax burden placed on businesses as compared to residential taxes.
If things go according to right-wing Quebec millionaire Pierre Peladeau’s plans the Republicanization of Canada will, in the near future, take a in another giant leap. Peladeau, the founder and major owner of the Sun media newspaper chain (the most right-wing in Canada) is planning to launch an all news channel which has been dubbed ‘Fox news north.’ The man in charge of developing the network – and getting it past the CRTC – is Tory Teneycke – formerly Stephen Harper’s junk yard dog in charge of intimidating and manipulating the media.
The body of a missing 19-year-old Castlegar man, Zachary Larsen, was recovered from the Columbia River today.
Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew said a passerby walking along the riverbank spotted the body in the river between the Robson and Kinnaird bridges.
She said a forensic examination will be conducted, but until the results are available, it's impossible to say whether foul play was a factor in the young man's death.
"We don't know, and we won't until the forensic exam is complete," she said. ''Hopefully, that will have some answers for us."
It’s time for BC’s Liberal MLAs to make a choice: Gordon Campbell or your constituents. There’s no more hiding place behind the words “caucus loyalty” or the explanation they “were just following orders” when they voted for the HST.
The voters are speaking out in astounding numbers, even more so when you consider the anti-HST movement--or should I say revolution--has been truly grassroots: no big political or lobbyist or corporate funding. They WILL be Premier Gordon Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen’s political nemeses.
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is making a gradual return to work after she donated a kidney and her husband Ed underwent a successful kidney transplant. The couple participated in a Canada-wide ‘domino’ kidney transplant that involved six people. Ms. Conroy volunteered to donate a kidney to her husband, but was not a compatible donor for him, so instead donated to another matched recipient who also had a willing but incompatible donor.
That donor helped yet another unmatched pair, and Mr. Conroy ultimately received a new kidney.
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.
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.
Castlegar has really been put through the wringer in the past few weeks.
The body of 29-year-old Castlegar man Josh Evin was recovered from the Kootenay Canal today.