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LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

LETTER: Castlegar & District Hospital Foundation needs you, and serves you

Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.

OPINION: Why We Privileged Women Should Care About International Women's Day.

Murdered in 2011.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016:  Today, at Selkirk College in Castlegar, local women are being celebrated for their achievements under our relatively enlightened  culture.    Yesterday, a BC man was sentenced to 21 years in prison without any chance of parole for murdering his ex-girlfriend because he saw her studying at a university campus in the company of another man.  In some other parts of the world, women are routinely killed by the males in their families, for having  different opinions from those men, for objecting to being married off at the age of 14 (or

COLUMN: From the Hill -- Parliament Inches Forward on Death with Dignity Legislation

COLUMN: From the Hill -- Parliament Inches Forward on Death with Dignity Legislation

In Parliament we take up and debate issues from across the spectrum, from the relatively simple to the most serious of topics. Recently one of the most serious issues in a long time came before us: Physician-Assisted Dying.

Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the First Ministers issued a joint declaration on clean growth and climate change.

Canada's First Ministers recently issued a joint communiqué following the First Ministers' Meeting and released a declaration on clean growth and climate change:

"In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, we met today to discuss the economy and actions to address climate change and agreed on immediate work to support growth and create new jobs.

UPDATED: Coun. Butler found originally in 'Conflict of Interest;' To stay on council

UPDATED: Coun. Butler found originally in 'Conflict of Interest;' To stay on council

The Honourable Mr. Justice Greyell of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled today in the City’s application to have the office of Councillor Julia Butler declared vacant on the basis that she contravened sections 100 and 101 of the Community Charter.

Teck Trail Operations Assessed Penalty

Teck Trail Operations Assessed Penalty

Teck Metals Ltd. (Teck) has been assessed a penalty in relation to five charges under the Fisheries and Environmental Management Acts relating to incidents at Teck Trail Operations between November 2013 and February 2015. A portion of the penalty will be designated for local environmental conservation funds.

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

OP/ED: West Kootenay Labour Council calls for action on missing/murdered Aboriginal women

“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.

The True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

The True Story of Jumbo -- Wild!

Come on Sunday March 6, at 7:00 pm to the Rossland Miners Union Hall and see Patagonia’s  Jumbo Wild – a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long (and on-going)  battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley.  

Grant money coming to Grand Forks

Grant money coming to Grand Forks
This year, 2016,  is shaping up to be a fantastic year for the City of Grand Forks.

COLUMN: Briefings from Victoria

COLUMN: Briefings from Victoria

I am now back in Victoria at the Legislature until the end of May. While there are many events and meeting requests that come across my desk, I am only in the constituency on Fridays and Saturdays and quite often that time is limited by weather and other unforeseen issues.

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