Organizers are strongly encouraging Castlegar residents to show up for a second rally aimed at persuading Interior Health to leave the Castlegar Health Centre's only ultrasound machine in Castlegar, instead of moving it to Trail.
The original plan was to move the machine to Trail to complement the existing two machines at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but that plan crumpled under...
For those considering issue triage — picking five or six issues to focus on — in the fight to rid the country of the current government, one area that is critical to the outcome is exposing the Harper government’s construction of the national security state.
I am referring here to the commitment of the Harper government to implementing policies that increase the importance of a...
Dear Minister Toews (Minister of Public Safety),
I have just received a disturbing account by a young woman from my riding regarding her experience at the G20 Summit in Toronto.
The pretty village of Kaslo on Kootenay Lake has a population of less than 2,000 and one licensed daycare, the Periwinkle Children’s Centre. The centre has a long history in the community and also a long history of the same problems repeating themselves. Sarah Lawless, chair of the board of directors for the non-profit centre, calls this situation “the Periwinkle Curse.”
“Because of our...
The official results are not yet in, but the preliminary ballots show such a resounding “no” vote that no other finale is a possibility in today's $25-million recreation referendum in Castlegar.
Ed Broadbent, one of Canada’s most respected progressive sages, sat down with the CCPA’s Trish Hennessy to talk about the Canada he grew up in and how it’s changed over his lifetime. During this candid conversation -- in Mr. Broadbent’s own Ottawa backyard -- he reflects on the profound shift away from equality.
When he was growing up, he says, “the name of the game was to have more and...
It's official – Castlegar is Bloomin' beautiful, baby!
Two Castlegar rotary clubs are determined to take away residents' lingering excuses for not exercising by promoting a project that would see outdoor exercise equipment installed at Twin Rivers Park.
I think most of us can safely bet the farm on which news story will be dominating B.C. media in the coming weeks – but I hope it doesn't distract Castlegar from the huge looming issues our community will face over the same timeframe, regardless who holds power in Victoria.
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell said Wednesday he’ll resign as soon as a leadership convention can be held by the Liberal party.