Back to top
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jul 01 2010

 

As one of the few areas in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to actually have population growth since 2001, the rural area around Bridesville is under pressure for development. Land values are increasing, residential sub-divisions are moving in from the Okanagan, and land is being bought for purely speculative purposes. As an area that traditionally has been used for...
by Mona Mattei on Tuesday Jun 29 2010

Grand Forks residents lent their voice to the collective voices of protesters across Canada on Friday as they rallied against the G8 / G20 summit being held in Toronto. Headed by the Boundary Peace Initiative (BPI), a small but vocal group gathered after their march through town at the Source on Market Ave. to share their reasons for participating in the protest and hopes for change in the...

by Mona Mattei on Monday Jun 28 2010
Greenwood City Council will be deciding the future of their recreation commission at their next meeting Monday night. For the last few years the commission has been a relatively informal group mostly acting as a conduit for funding from regional recreation to support local events. A recent request from the Friends of the Greenwood Improvement Society (FOTGIS) to take over the duties of the...
by Alex Atamanenko on Friday Jun 25 2010

New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior), says no matter how you choose to spin it, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that Monsanto’s genetically engineered roundup ready alfalfa will remain illegal to sell or plant for quite some time. According to the ruling genetically modified alfalfa cannot be sold until a full and adequate impact...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 24 2010
Although a tree located at the Grand Forks Public Library has to be removed because of a bug infestation, the Grand Forks City Council refused to take out 15 trees on the main access road at the Evergreen Cemetery. A staff report to council advised them that the trees are a safety risk to the community because their roots have shifted under the stress of storm winds. While signs have...
by Andrew Zwicker on Thursday Jun 24 2010

Last week the Telegraph reported on the Energy Task Force and its recommendations to council, which included developing an energy plan for the city. That discussion ended without the adoption of the task force's recommendations, but the lines of communication and cooperation between the task force and the City were opened. The continuation of that story is that the City itself had been...

by Murray Dobbin on Monday Jun 21 2010

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...

by ProPublica on Monday Jun 21 2010

By Abraham Lustgarden in ProPublica.

Six years after a scathing 2001 internal review of BP's Alaska operations found that the company wasn't maintaining safety equipment and faced "a fundamental lack of trust" among workers, a follow-up study concluded BP had made little headway in addressing those concerns.

The ...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Jun 21 2010

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...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Jun 17 2010
In a conflict that dates back to the 1970’s, the battle over the Gilpin Grasslands near Grand Forks between cattlemen and conservationists is still unresolved. Grand Forks City Council has found themselves the go to point for both sides of the controversy to try and garner government support for their cause. This round had council once again redirecting the conflict back into the hands of...

Pages

Subscribe to Politics