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by Harvey Oberfeld on Friday Oct 08 2010

Well, so much for the “Democratic” in the New Democratic Party!  Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was politically hauled in, drawn and quartered , his remains expelled in the middle of the night from the NDP caucus, for daring to criticise the content--or lack of content--in a SPEECH by party leader Carole James.

 

Judging by the massive over-reaction by James, you would have thought...

by Murray Dobbin on Friday Oct 01 2010

Stephen Harper's hypocritical performance at the United Nations, in aid of winning a seat for Canada on the Security Council, should be enough by itself for Canadians to rise up in unison and say we don't deserve it. Both the NDP and Liberals have said that the seat is for Canada, not for the Conservatives, and that Canadians should therefore support the bid. But if Harper is successful...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 30 2010
The Boundary region has come together over a common concern: the Kettle River. Over the last few years, residents of the Boundary have become more aware about the state of the Kettle River and its tributaries, especially with diminishing flows during the summer months and the quality of the water. The state of the watershed has in recent years also attracted the attention of those outside...
by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 23 2010
The hammer dropped this week as OmniTrax Inc. posted notice of rail abandonment for the Kettle Falls International line from Kettle Falls to Danville. The death knell gives six months until the last car travels the line. The notice was not a total surprise to politicians and the businesses involved with the efforts to keep the line open.
 
“We expected it. They told...
by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 21 2010

Leo Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers is coming to the Kootenays on October 2. He will be speaking at a fundraising dinner for the Kootenay West NDP at the Labour Centre in Trail.

“It’s a great honour for us to get such a distinguished labour leader to speak at our dinner in Trail,” said Katrine Conroy, the NDP MLA for Kootenay West.

Conroy added that...

by ProPublica on Monday Sep 20 2010

By Marian Wang in ProPublica

BP announced on Sunday that its ruptured well in the Gulf has at last been sealed, bringing to a close the five-month struggle of the company — and the Obama administration — to control and permanently plug the “nightmare well” that...

by ProPublica on Monday Sep 13 2010

By Marian Wang in ProPublica

Scientists conducting research in the Gulf have found a thick layer of oily sediment on the ocean floor stretching for miles. 

"We have to [chemically] fingerprint it and link it to the Deepwater Horizon," Samantha Joye, a marine scientist at the...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 10 2010

David Suzuki will be engaging audiences in the West Kootenay this September with a thought-provoking talk about an elder’s vision for our sustainable future.

The Irving K. Barber lecture featuring David Suzuki is part of Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series. The presentation is founded on his recent book THE LEGACY that is a culmination of his knowledge and wisdom...

by Mona Mattei on Thursday Sep 02 2010
Affordable housing in the Boundary is only a play on words if you talk with locals looking to rent. Just ask Jessi Bryan, a single mother looking for somewhere to live in Grand Forks as she returns to college this month.
 
“I’ve been looking for quite a while now, about six months, and all the places available are too expensive because I’m on a pretty fixed budget...
by Contributor on Thursday Aug 26 2010
B.C.’s discretionary approach to drinking water protection has put yet another community – this time in Metro Vancouver — at risk, proving once again that the province’s existing regulations are ineffective and do little to protect the health of its residents.
 
An Aug. 24 article in the Vancouver Sun reported that White Rock does not disinfect its water, even...

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