Judging by the mud flying, it would seem – splat – local elections are well underway across B.C.
If the campaign turns out anything like the opening acts, there's going to be some hefty dry cleaning bills this October.
So what does the field of candidates look like after the dust settled and nominations closed?
On the eve of the calendar flipping to October, Mother Nature sent a message to drivers in the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions that winter is right around the corner in the form of a Special Weather Statement.
Anyone driving Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass should be aware of an early season snowfall.
In a media release, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared for the changing, and sometimes challenging, driving conditions as the winter months near.
By Maria Dobrinskaya
When governments get 100 per cent of the power from just 40 per cent of voters, something’s not right.
Election after election, a minority of voters gets to decide our government, and then that government gets a four-year dictatorship. It’s minority rule, plain and simple. And it’s unfair and undemocratic.
By Stephen T. Asma, from Aeon
Electoral reform fact check: the series -- #1
The BC Federation of Students has launched a campaign to educate students and young voters about the impact municipal councils have on their daily lives. The campaign, titled Your City. Your Vote., highlights the services run by municipalities and encourages voters to learn about what candidates are saying about issues that are important to them.
“All along the watchtower…There's too much confusion, the hour is getting late... Bob Dylan
“Here we are in the years… Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’” Neil Young
By Charles Jeanes
By John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia
Over the last week, we reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen local economies, make communities safer, invest in people, and make life more affordable for B.C. families.
The short answer: LOTS.
What IS the Rossland Range Recreation Site? Readers who aren’t familiar with the Rec Site can find information about it at this link, including maps, history, pictures, and much more.
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