One of the arguments I'm hearing most in opposition to the city's proposed parcel tax is criticism over city council spending money on the Millennium Park Ponds – the argument being that council self-indulgently bought a shiny new toy we can't afford and now residents are footing huge tax bills as a result.
I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Erica (Gregory), the pharmacy manager and Brian (Bogle), the store manager, of our local Safeway in Castlegar for going above and beyond expectations.
So, what is everyone's honest opinion of Castlegar's new garbage bins and method of collection?
I rent, so I don't even have my bin as of yet and garbage collection is this coming Wednesday. My landlords have requested one.
April is Parkinson's Awareness month. I would like share my story with you to hopefully help bring a better understanding of what it is like to have Parkinson's Disease.
Honourable Minister McCallum,
The West Kootenay Friends of Refugees agreed to sponsor a Syrian family of four, through the BVOR program, on Jan.6/16. As you are probably well aware, this is an exciting commitment for dozens of people in any sponsoring community. We have spent countless hours fundraising and preparing the community of Rossland BC to welcome this family.
Canadians had high expectations for change but instead of help, this budget is marked by the Liberals backtracking on their promises to tackle inequality. In particular, breaking promises to First Nation children, just like so many previous Liberal and Conservative governments
“Your Donation Boomerangs Back To You” – what does that mean? We don’t have a hospital anymore! We did before! This was overheard being said in frustration by a person as they passed the elevator in the Castlegar & District Community Health Centre.
“March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD) and this year we are hopeful that justice for Indigenous Women will move forward with the government’s announcement of the long awaited inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women,” said Debbie Bird, President of the West Kootenay Labour Council.
In a budget that rewards the wealthiest British Columbians at the expense of all other citizens, Christy Clark maintained a billion-dollar tax cut for millionaires and created a slush fund with unfair MSP tax hikes.
The word “traumatized”is a fascinating and viciously misused word.
You had a brutal experience? You saw something no one else should ever see?