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by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Mar 14 2017

Health-care spending by provincial governments has increased by 116 per cent since 2001, and even though increases have slowed recently, health care is projected to consume an even larger portion of program spending over the next 15 years, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Mar 12 2017

This past weekend the Globe and Mail reported that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, effectively camouflaging the identity of the real donors and breaking B.C.'s Elections Act in the process.

by Letters to the ... on Friday Mar 03 2017

Dear Editor,

Since 2001, tuition has increased annually for Selkirk College students.. Last year alone, the cost of attending Selkirk College from the year previous to the current academic year jumped 6.6 per cent. Last year, tuition fees were introduced for adult basic education, which are high school courses taken at the College.

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Feb 14 2017

Independent elementary schools in British Columbia continue to perform well above average, but this year more than 90 per cent of all elementary schools in the province that showed significant improvement are public, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C. elementary schools released today.

by Letters to the ... on Thursday Feb 09 2017

To The Editor:

The Liberal Government under Justin Trudeau has chosen to abandon its commitment to reform our voting system. This is something that the Canadian voting public should not take laying down.

by Letters to the ... on Wednesday Nov 30 2016

Dear Editor,

On behalf of a large concerned group of students and local community members, it has come to our attention that there is a lack of senior support financially in the Kootenays, let alone across the province.

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Nov 26 2016

I would like to preface this by saying I have long been a vehement – almost rabid – supporter of the Blueberry Creek Community School Hub (BCCS). I lobbied hard, both personally and professionally, for SD 20 to sell the BCCS property to its non-profit society to keep the school in operation.

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

Dear Editor/Public:

During the last year I have been asking questions of the Castlegar Hockey Society's executive (Rebel executive). I attended the AGM, became a Member in Good Standing and have continued to ask questions, which is my right and my obligation, to make sure this executive is acting in a responsible manner.

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 17 2016

There's been a flood of posts recently contrasting a naked or near-naked Melania Trump with Michelle Obama looking elegant. Alt-right criticism of Michelle, almost without exception, is abhorrent and racist. But is unfair criticism of one woman *in any way* addressed by inviting ridicule and mockery of another?

by Contributor on Monday Oct 24 2016

The by-election takes place this weekend.  Elect Arry Dhillon to Castlegar City Council. His passion for this community shines through.  His approach, knocking on over 1,500 doors asking people's input to their concerns and what he wants to see, is admirable. He has strong views, and is  willing to work with current council on bringing our beautiful city moving forward. 

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