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by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

National governments have been back in the news over the past two years because of the financial crisis and the havoc it wreaked on the global economy. Belying the ideology that nations were obsolete in the grand new order of transnational corporations, they are now front and centre trying to save the corporations that supposedly had replaced them. That is, saving them from themselves — from...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Nov 24 2010

When I think of winter coming, I imagine cosy weekends filled with children’s laughter and hot chocolate shared in the warm glow of a living room.  But for too many people here in the BC Southern Interior, that first snowfall may feel a little more ominous.  For some of our friends and neighbours—maybe even your family—staying warm this winter could mean skipping bill payments, skipping...

by Robin Yassin-Kassab on Monday Nov 22 2010

Whatever the Western media calls them, the illegal Jewish settlements on the West Bank are very far from being outposts. They are connected to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv by fast, Jews-only motorways. Their villas have swimming pools and lawns (a settler is allocated eight times more water than a Palestinian). Even the most recent and farflung of settlements are tooled-up enough to intimidate the...

by Laila Yuile on Monday Nov 22 2010

Mark Hume of the Globe and Mail has done an outstanding job of taking the Sea to Sky highway shadow toll story to an entirely new level in the Monday edition of the paper, and managed to get some rather creative answers from both Macquarie and the BC government.

 

Truly,creative doesn’t even begin to describe what Nicholas Hann, managing director of Macquarie...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Sunday Nov 21 2010

Make no mistake about it: Carole James will be gone as NDP leader well before the next provincial election. But remember: in politics, like comedy, timing is everything. And the next BC election isn’t scheduled until Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  Yes, 2013. 

So for the NDP there’s no rush: in fact, it would be politically dumb to replace James now.  Why...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Nov 19 2010

Katrine Conroy released a statement today from her office in Victoria. Effective immediatley she has stepped down from her role as Whip for the opposition caucus. Andrew Zwicker of the Rossland Telegraph caught up with Conroy shortly after her announcement today to chat further in depth on why she's stepped down, if she's still behind Carole James as leader of the NDP, what she...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Nov 19 2010

 Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy released the following statement concerning her position on the opposition caucus executive.

I have resigned my position as Whip for the Opposition caucus. Caucus was informed of my decision today.

 
The position of Whip is elected by caucus members and it...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

City council, at its regular meeting Monday night, voted to pay $4,350 for inclusion in a SnowSeekers promotion designed to funnel ski tourists for Rd Mountain and White Mountain through the Castlegar's regional aiport.

"The West Kootenay Regional Airport would be promoted as 'the' airport ...to access the two ski hills," said airport manager Gerry Rempel in his report to council. "As...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

 A vote to raise utility rates in Castlegar saw a rare division of city council Monday night, with the hike narrowly defeated in a 3-3 decision.

In his report to council, city director of financial services Andre Buss pointed out the $66 million of infrastructure maintenance required in coming years, and said, “New Interior Health Authority standards require second barrier water...
by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 18 2010

 A public rally to oppose an Interior Health (IH) decision to move Castlegar's ultrasound machine to Trail drew more than 100 people to the Complex Wednesday night, and netted attendees an unanimous vote from the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District.

The district voted unanimously for a resolution supporting continued or increased ultrasound services in Castlegar ...the...

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