As the new B.C. government settles in and email accounts are transferred over, it'll soon be time for them to pluck up the courage to check the cellar.
The nooks and crannies of government operations, if you will. Some of what they'll find may come as a shock.
On Friday, June 30, the federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) issued an advisory that essentially banned credit unions from using the term “banking” to describe the services they offer Canadians.
Ontario electricity prices increased twice as fast as the national average over the past decade, and the average Toronto resident now pays $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank.
While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding their communities, Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.
Canadian household debt has increased significantly since 1990—but so has the value of household assets, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
The headline above notwithstanding, people who suffer sexual assault in our region have many resources and many enlightened people available to help with all aspects of the ordeal and its aftermath. Trail FAIR is there to help, and Victims' Assistance. And I have no reason to believe that this region's RCMP personnel are anything but well-informed, responsive, up-to-date, and compassionate.
It's summertime. We're all on holiday, right? Who wants to think about stuff like governance at this time of year? On the other hand, can we afford to stop thinking about it, given how things are at the highest levels of Canadian politics?
I say we need a fundamental change in the dynamics of Parliament, and that electoral reform can help.
They're the stories that tug at us.
It’s hard to explain to someone from a larger centre what grief looks like in a small town. A tragedy, in place like Castlegar, isn’t just a headline or a radio blurb about something bad happening to some random stranger. It’s not a situation where you can feel a heartbeat of sadness for someone you never knew, then dismiss it from your mind.
Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more. The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.