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by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Mar 23 2016

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

by Kirk Duff on Wednesday Mar 09 2016

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.

by Contributor on Monday Feb 29 2016

“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.

by Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Feb 17 2016

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.

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 11 2016

The word “traumatized”is a fascinating and viciously misused word.

You had a brutal experience? You saw something no one else should ever see?

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 13 2016

So apparently the latest trend is to declare ‘stupid’ a modern swear word. I actually heard a mom say to her toddler not to use the ‘s’ word, and had a reader call me out for cursing whenI used it. (I’m not sure where that leaves us in dealing with the other ‘s’ word, but that’s a debate for another time.

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 07 2016

I’ve wracked my brain on this issue, but I can’t see any other way to get the government’s attention on this issue, the issue being what I perceive to be outrageous delays in IIO investigations of officer-involved fatal shootings in our area (for the background story, click

by Contributor on Friday Dec 18 2015

Giving our students the tools and confidence they need to be successful in a rapidly-evolving global environment is our first priority as a Board of Education.  To assist us in achieving this goal, we will be engaging our communities in building and maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities, values and expectations.

by Interior Health... on Wednesday Dec 16 2015

As I mark my first anniversary as Board Chair of Interior Health, I’m looking back on the highlights and challenges of 2015. From wildfires that blazed through much of our region, to major investments in surgical care, and a change in leadership within our organization, it has been quite a year.

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 09 2015

I have, in my political writing in Castlegar, only ever publicly called out one person. One. He reciprocated at length (and good on him, fair is fair).

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