Politics

Council candidate Bruno Tassone, in his own words

Council candidate Bruno Tassone, in his own words

While I’m proud of the city we live in, I think we can sharpen it up a little bit. I’m an advocate to restore health care services in this town, including ambulance service and our hospital hours. We need to take a more active role in lobbying the government, and getting them to realize the benefit of the crossroads of the Kootenays.

COMMENT: 9 reasons not to vote for Greg Granstrom this fall

COMMENT: 9 reasons not to vote for Greg Granstrom this fall

Greg Granstrom astonished me on Facebook last week, a real shocker that had nothing to do with either his decision to run for councillor instead of mayor, nor the "friend request" I received from him the next day.

(Which I accepted.)

Council candidate Kere MacGregor, in his own words

Council candidate Kere MacGregor, in his own words

Having lived and worked in Castlegar for the last 20 years, I am humbled at the opportunity to run for Castlegar City Councillor.  This amazing community has provided me with an incredible place to raise my family, operate our businesses, work at a job that is meaningful, vigorously participate in the vast recreational opportunities and most of all, be happy.  The gratitude I feel towards living and working in Castlegar has inspired me to repay some of which I have gained by running for public office.

Province deliberating on Jumbo compliance decision

A concrete foundation at the site of Jumbo Glaicer Resort. Photo courtesy Tommaso Oberti.

The future of the Jumbo Valley is currently in limbo, as the provincial Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) recently found the project to be in non-compliance with several conditions of its environmental assessment certificate, which expired earlier this week on (Sunday) October 12 – and some are questioning whether construction has substantially started.

ELECTION 2014: All Candidates Forum announced; candidate profiles start tomorrow

ELECTION 2014: All Candidates Forum announced; candidate profiles start tomorrow

Covering elections can be a challenge, especially with a full slate of candidates. Reporters ask questions, but also have to choose which answers to publish. Even the most objective reporter won’t always fairly represent the candidates that way. The Chamber of Commerce All Candidates Forum is great way to start getting to know your candidates (this election’s forum will be on Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sandman), but even that has limitations, with just two hours to address the platforms of fully 15 candidates.

City of GF releases promotional videos

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Throughout the past year, the City of Grand Forks has been working on the production of several videos to promote and celebrate the community. 

In the fall of 2013, the Economic Development Advisory Committee made a recommendation to City Council to develop material that would incorporate the new brand and story of the community. The decision was made to work with Global Authority Media to develop and produce the videos. 

Election candidates have stood up and put their names forward

Election candidates have stood up and put their names forward
Updated
Candidate names are in for the Boundary region, and these are the results. 

Grand Forks

In Grand Forks there are five mayoral candidates, two familiar names and three new faces. Incumbent Mayor Brian Taylor has put his name forward again and current councillor Cher Wyers is also throwing her hat in for the role of mayor. Peter Demski, Frank Konrad and Donna Semenoff are also running.

Municipal election candidates confirmed

Municipal election candidates confirmed

The nomination period for municipal elections closed today at 4 p.m., and Trail’s chief electoral officer Michelle McIsaac has released the names of fully four candidates wanted to replace Trail’s retiring leader, Dieter Bogs: Doug Jones, Roger Catalano, Mike Martin and Ian McLeod.

The election will be held Nov. 15.

Municipal election candidates confirmed

Municipal election candidates confirmed

The nomination period for municipal elections closed today at 4 p.m., and Castlegar’s chief electoral officer Carolyn Rempel has released the names of the people running in our Nov.-15  election.

Running for mayor will be incumbent Lawrence Chernoff and regional district director Gordon Zaitsoff (who is also running again for his seat with the RDCK, against RIck Smith).

Concrete makes Jumbo Resort a reality, but opponents plan to keep up the fight

 Glacier Resorts Limited posted a sign at the site of a bridge over Jumbo Creek. The trailhead to Jumbo Valley also begins here. — Submitted photo

Despite the best efforts of those opposed, cement has been poured for the day lodge of the Jumbo Glacier Resort project – making a concrete reality out of a long-fought project both by those who loathe it and those who want to see it happen.

Opponents to the Jumbo project held a rally on the Jumbo FSR last weekend as concrete trucks were expected to show up and pour a foundation for the resort’s day lodge building, but according to Jumbo Wild Facebook page, they were turned away due to unsuitable road conditions.

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