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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 12 2017

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement,...

by Elections BC on Tuesday Apr 11 2017

VICTORIA– The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election.

“Eligible voters can vote from now until the polls close on General Voting Day,” said Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer. “B.C. has the most accessible voting system in Canada, and we encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot.”

General Voting Day is...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Apr 11 2017

Capitalists,Liberals, Nationalists, Intellectuals

News about money

We have been treated to the spectacle this month of a half-dozen Bombardier executives planning to split 32 million dollars among themselves as bonuses, at the same time as the corporation has announced it is about to lay off 14, 000 workers...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Apr 10 2017

A report released recently by Evidence for Democracy shows that resource capacity and scientific independence are the most pressing scientific integrity issues within the BC government. "Evidence-based decision-making" has become the mantra of governments, but without good evidence, it's a difficult promise to deliver.

Without public transparency, no one knows whether it has...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Apr 05 2017

Students at Selkirk College have become embroiled in a legal battle for the right to vote about their membership in a national student group, according to Selkirk College Students’ Union Director at-Large Santanna Hernandez.

“Students submitted a valid petition for a referendum on membership in the Canadian Federation of Students, but instead of holding a vote this semester, the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 05 2017

City council is set to unveil its 2017 draft budget at a public open house on April 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Community Forum. The budget is only ‘proposed’ at this point, thus the purpose of the meeting is to garner public input and feedback before finalizing the document

The budget includes a four-per-cent increase in residential taxes and a one-per-cent hike in commercial taxes, but...

by Shara JJ Cooper on Tuesday Apr 04 2017

School District 51 is getting $648,758 in provincial funding for school upgrade projects, classroom supplies and a new school bus under the new School Enhancement Program.

The district will extend the life of four schools with $510,000 in School Enhancement Program funding to upgrade lighting, rooftop air handling units and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at Boundary...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Apr 04 2017

The Boundary-Similkameen riding now has a third candidate for the coming provincial elections, May 9. 

Facing Liberal incumbent MLA Linda Larson and NDP's Colleen Ross -- also a Grand Forks city councillor -- is Vonnie Lavers, a Green Party candidate. 

Lavers, an Oliver resident, is originally from Newfoundland but has is a long-time resident of BC. 

Her experience comes...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Apr 03 2017

Grand Forks will receive $165,000 from the B.C. Air Access Program -- a 10-year transportation plan. The money is slated to be used for navigation and auxiliary power systems.

The Grand Forks Airport isn't the only airport getting funds for improvement. Over to the West, the Osoyoos airport will also receive funding to the tune of $60,000 for perimeter fencing and site clean up.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 03 2017

Elections BC is doing its best to reach out to potential voters for the past two months with staff going door-to-door, sending out cars through the mail along with flooding the public with advertising to build up numbers for the upcoming provincial election May 9.

The deadline to pre-register of Tuesday, April 11, is slowly approaching.

Elections...

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