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COMMENT: MP says safer rail means safer communities

Alex Atamanenko . . . luck no one was injured in Plaster Rock

One of the most defining issues of the Conservative’s time in government is their constant march toward self-regulation for industry. In the past, Canada relied on strong public regulation and oversight to ensure risks are managed to protect the public. The move away from the time-tested method has been incremental and deliberate. We have seen it with food inspection, environment monitoring and safeguards, and have been reminded again about how our railways operate.

Trail RCMP escort dangerous fugitive back to Toronto to face warrants

Trail RCMP escort dangerous fugitive back to Toronto to face warrants

Trail RCMP have arrested a fugitive facing charges of violent crime in Toronto, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson, who says two recent arrests bring the tally to 64 peoplep sent from BC on outstanding warrants since September 2011.

Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act Could Spark Voter Surge

Harper’s (Un)Fair Elections Act Could Spark Voter Surge

The Harper government seems intent on proving to its detractors that things can always get worse. They’ve one-upped themselves with the farce called the Fair Elections Act.

It has been described as a direct threat to the right to vote and an assault on democracy by the very people our democracy assigns to examine these things. But as is the pattern with this government, it seems likely it will ram it through no matter what critics say.

LETTER: Scrap ALR proposal and save small farmers--A Rossland perspective

LETTER: Scrap ALR proposal and save small farmers--A Rossland perspective

To the leaders of my province,

Why have nation-states?

Why have nation-states?

Colonies and Nations

Two things happening in Canada now must move one to ask why Canada is. Immigration of alien cultures here is one, and Quebec sovereignty is the other, reason to ask: Why is there a jurisdiction, this political entity, called “Canada”? The historical answer comes most readily to me, with my background as an historian.

Students Celebrate First Day of Spring at -16o Celsius

Students Celebrate First Day of Spring at -16o Celsius

A group of Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Program students welcomed spring by spending a pair of frigid nights in the West Kootenay backcountry.

As part of an annual field trip for the program, 10 students and two instructors spent March 20 and 21 in the Selkirk Wilderness Ski tenure near Meadow Creek in order to get hands-on experience for their Backcountry Risk Analysis and Mitigation II and Commercial Recreation Management courses.

Updated: Coroner releases name of victim in fatal collision in Trail

Updated: Coroner releases name of victim in fatal collision in Trail

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a woman who died after a motor vehicle incident in Trail on March 25.

She was Maria Sodini, aged 79, of Trail. Sodini was the front-seat passenger in a vehicle which was in collision with a pickup truck at the intersection of Second and Bailey in Trail at about 6 p.m. on March 25.

She was taken immediately to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, but died there of her injuries the next day.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP Traffic Services continue to investigate this death.

Stop child abuse

Stop child abuse

April 7, 2014, is Child Abuse Prevention Day in B.C., a time to recognize that everyone has a responsibility to keep kids safe and healthy.

Child abuse is one of the most serious problems facing society. Each year, the Ministry of Children and Family Development receives approximately 30,000 calls from concerned citizens that a child or youth might be in need of protection.

Jumbo challenge by Ktunaxa dismissed by Supreme Court

Despite more than 20 years of controversy, it appears Jumbo Glacier Resort could be getting close to the finish line after the Supreme Court announced it would dismiss a challenge by the Ktunaxa Nation launched in late 2013.

The proponents of Jumbo Glacier Resort scored a victory yesterday when the B.C. Supreme Court announced it would dismiss a challenge by the Ktunaxa Nation launched in late 2013 against the resort’s master development agreement.

Local author wins award at Kootenay Literary Competition

Local author wins award at Kootenay Literary Competition

The Kootenay Literacy Competition (KLC) awards were handed on March 14 in Nelson. Of the award winners was a local resident.

Leslie Davidson from Grand Forks won in the Adult Creative Non-Fiction category, along with Graham Kenyon of Rossland. Davidson won for her short story “Hold On.”

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