Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”
I just have to be honest. I’m a total sucker for buttery, brown sugary goodness, like butter tarts, and pecan squares. I mean, really, who isn’t? If you say you aren’t you’re a liar, and you know it. Well you no longer have to live a lie-filled, deprived life as you try to make healthier choices, or just impress people with your resilience by not choosing those buttery, brown sugar goodies.
On February 11th, the community of Nelson held a rally to support the Egyptian people in their struggle for democracy and freedom from tyranny. The protestors were determined to make their voices loud enough so that Canadian leaders would hear and pressure Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down as President.
In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Aljazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country. I imagine Jean Jacques Rousseau wandering amongst the throngs of people and being equally amazed and delighted.
Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border. Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation. What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.
By The Nelson Daily Sports
Northern Michigan University prospect Ryan Aynsley had three points to allow the Castlegar Rebels to continue its season dominance of the Nelson Leafs, edging the West Kootenay rival 5-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Saturday in the Sunflower City.
Recently, a local chapter of the Council of Canadians invited me to speak at a forum about CETA. The forum will play host to our current MP as a speaker as well as MP Peter Julian, the NDP’s International Trade Critic.
Nelson and Castlegar: Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace in Castlegar in partnership with Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are sharing the exhibition Kandahar Through Afghan Eyes 2010; an alternate perspective about the realities of life in the province of Kandahar.