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Sex, Lives and Media-fate

Sex, Lives and Media-fate

What is a thinking person to make of the new landscape of sexual consent?

GF council has inaugural meeting in City Hall

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Grand Forks' new city council held their inaugral meeting in freshly renovated City Hall. Mayor Frank Konrad and councillors Neil Krog, Michael Wirishagin, Julia Butler, Chris Hammett, Colleen Ross and Christine Thompson all swore the Oath of Office before being seated in council chambers. 

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

An open letter from CUPE to Castlegar

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF CASTLEGAR, MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

This is a call for calm. And a call for respect.  Your city workers are on a legal strike – for the first time in 60 years. That’s a long relationship and one that needs to be protected and respected.

Much has been said during this dispute and while most of the exchanges and discussion has been respectful and reasonable, some of it has not been appropriate or constructive.    

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

COMMENT: Mayor speaks to labour dispute

I’d like to thank the residents of Castlegar for your patience and understanding during the labour strike by our unionized CUPE city employees.

We are now in snow season and our management staff are working around the clock to keep the roads clear and safe. We appreciate that residents and businesses are helping to keep adjacent sidewalks clear for public safety.

All City facilities remain open as we endeavor to provide prompt service to residents, businesses and visitors alike.

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

LETTER: Resident offers a proposal to council/union

Nov 25., 2014

Dear Mayor Chernoff and Council,

This Open Letter proposes a human-to-human way to break the labour dispute impasse that -- to put it mildly -- is negatively affecting all our citizens in a number of ways, and not just in practical terms.

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: The column no one wants to read

OUT OF LEFT FIELD: The column no one wants to read

I believe that true faith, no matter the stripe, is the most beautiful, miraculous thing a person can be given. And I believe it comes through questioning and soul-searching and observation.

I believe that the ugliest thing ever visited upon humanity is blind faith. No questioning, no use of our God-given gift of discernment, common sense or choice – it’s belief without intelligence. It's what animals do. It defies every gift God/Allah/Yahweh/Buddha ever offered.

 Blind faith brought us the Crusades, the Dark Ages, the Apocalypse.

CP Rail response doesn't track for council

CP Rail response doesn't track for council

At its first regular meeting since the election, city council expressed frustration over a less-than-satisfactory response from CP Rail regarding a new schedule of night trains running through the region.

LETTER: Winterfest committee explains why cancellation stands

LETTER: Winterfest committee explains why cancellation stands

Further to the Public Notice issued on Nov. 20, from the Winterfest Organizing Committee, Winterfest will remain cancelled for 2014.

After continued discussion and consideration of potential options for hosting Winterfest 2014 at a different location, it has been determined that alternative arrangements for the annual parade, tree lighting and festivities cannot be accommodated on such short notice.

CAO leaves Grand Forks

CAO leaves Grand Forks

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The City of Grand Forks' Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Doug Allin, has left his position earlier than expected. 

In a press release sent out earlier today, media spokesperson Sarah Winton said that Doug Allin "enacted provisions within his contract" that allowed him to leave earlier than expected. 

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

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