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Christmas greetings to one and all!

As you prepare to open presents or old family grievances, ski deep powder or skate on thin ice, visit or avoid family, schlep the local trails on skis or snowshoes or sled them, offer praise or gift giving advice, hoist a tankard of ale or down some eggnog (alarmingly, 'chicken milk' in French), sink into your armchair or a...

Petition to council doesn't hold any weight

There seems to be a grumbling about town that the petition presented to Grand Forks city council requesting they stop talking about medical marijuana has been ignored. Regardless of the topic, it surprises me that anyone would expect elected officials to act on this petition.First, protocol was severely ignored. If a person...

Canada needs to commit to climate change

The world is gathered at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen to discuss our children’s future on this planet, and the affect that climate change will have upon it. Campaigns have been mounting around the world, coincidentally timed, to discredit climate change scientists and their science.It is...

The right to be heard

 This week saw some very passionate residents at meetings making their collective voices heard. Residents in the Mt. Baldy area came to the board of trustees of School District #51 to press them to change their decision on the re-routing of the school bus serving their children. At Grand Forks city council, residents attended...

So what?

Radioactive mussels in the Kettle River? Yeah, we know that there's uranium around here. City council is short $270,000. Oh, well there's some more taxes on the way. Rail line to the United States is being closed. They'll find another way to ship. So what.But that's just the point. We are getting used to the bad news. We take...

GUEST OPINION: Post-secondary students are an investment in Canada's future

Over the past years life has become more difficult for our post-secondary students. This past summer saw the second highest level of student unemployment since 1977. Those that found jobs faced lower wages and fewer hours. Most students need a part-time job while studying and often work long hours resulting in lower marks.Students...