Politics

Cattle vs. conservationists: the battle for the Gilpin

Gilpin Grasslands; Photo, Ministry of Environment
In a conflict that dates back to the 1970’s, the battle over the Gilpin Grasslands near Grand Forks between cattlemen and conservationists is still unresolved. Grand Forks City Council has found themselves the go to point for both sides of the controversy to try and garner government support for their cause.

DOBBIN: Let the (coalition) games begin!

DOBBIN: Let the (coalition) games begin!

After falling in the polls for weeks out  the leader of the Liberal Party seems finally to have received a reality check about his and his party’s future. He is actually talking about the possibility of a coalition. Mind you, it took a rumour of a merger of the parties to get things really there.started. Wendy Mesley – who announced with dead certainty that serious negotiations were underway - will now have a legacy of putting forward the most absurd political story ever featured on CBC National news.

Obama to ask for special BP claims fund over oil spill

Obama to ask for special BP claims fund over oil spill

US president Barack Obama, in response to criticism over his handling of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has asked the oil company BP to create a special fund with "substantial" amounts of money to pay claimants over the disaster.

Obama is to make his fourth visit to the Gulf Coast tomorrow, and on Tuesday is scheduled to make a speech about efforts to address the spill.

DOBBIN: A response to the banker's association

DOBBIN: A response to the banker's association

 When is a bank bail-out not a bailout? When the Canadian bankers’ Association President, Nancy Hughes Anthony says so. In her letter to the Vancouver Sun (which published my blog on the issue)  Hughes Anthony points out that not a single bank went bankrupt and therefore did not require a bail out.

Bellingham, WA first municipality to shun tar sands oil

Bellingham, WA first municipality to shun tar sands oil

The city of Bellingham, Washington has resolved to avoid fuel from refineries connected to the tar sands, becoming the first city in North America to take action against the controversial fossil fuel.

The people spoke and IH responded: OR cuts at KBRH largely scrapped

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Monday evening, the people of the West Kootenay organized in a show of strength unseen in this area in recent years. An estimated 1,500 plus people lined Hospital Road in Trail with signs, drums and vocal chants protesting the proposed cuts to the O.R. at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.

Conroy opposes K.B.R.H. cuts

Conroy opposes K.B.R.H. cuts

B.C. Liberal Health Minister Kevin Falcon is dismissing the impact of cuts to the surgical program at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital to the region’s health care system and Kootenay residents, says Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.

Mir Winter Lecture Series presents Dr. Hugh Brody

Mir Winter Lecture Series presents Dr. Hugh Brody

The Mir Centre for Peace Winter Lecture Series will be starting its new season on February 23 with internationally recognized scholar, anthropologist, land claims researcher, policy adviser, film-maker and writer, Dr. Hugh Brody.

Dr. Hugh Brody will show a segment of his film Meaning of Life and share his research related to aboriginal land claims and aboriginal youth.

UBCM recognizes Carbon Neutral Kootenays project

UBCM recognizes Carbon Neutral Kootenays project

 The Regional Districts of Central Kootenay, East Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary, received a Union of British Columbia Municipalities UBCM) Community Excellence Award for the Carbon Neutral Kootenays Project. This project, delivered in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), is helping regional districts and local governments reduce their corporate emissions and become carbon neutral by 2012. 

Interior Health Authority Cutting Medically Necessary Joint and Knee Replacements

Interior Health Authority Cutting Medically Necessary Joint and Knee Replacements

After promising during the election to protect health care services, the B.C. Liberals and the Interior Health Authority are cutting 14 per cent of medically-necessary hip and knee replacements. Adrian Dix, NDP Health Critic said, ”During a board meeting yesterday, IHA CEO Murray Ramsden reported that the number of hip and knee replacements would be 328 less than the number of procedures performed last year, amounting to a 14 per cent reduction.

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