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COMMENT: BC Colleges supports increasing international education in BC but let's get it right

Increasing places for international students in our post-secondary system is good for British Columbia, however, it needs to be done right.  On the one hand, increasing international education adds revenue to our provincial economy, a benefit for all British Columbians. On the other, it places greater strain on our already ...

Murder victim's family calls for social change

 Ed. Note: The following is a press release issued by the family of 35-year-old murder victim Cynthia Maas. Police today charged 21-year-old Cody Alan Legebokoff with her murder.Cynthia's News Release I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even...

ANALYSIS: What is the Keystone XL Pipeline — and why is it so controversial?

By Lois Beckett in ProPublica.By the end of this year, the State Department will decide whether to give a Canadian company permission to construct a 1,700-mile, $7 billion pipeline that would transport crude oil from Canada to refineries in Texas.  The project has sparked major environmental concerns, particularly in Nebraska,...

All Candidates Forum slated for municipal election

 Less than 22 hours remain before the nomination deadline for civic elections closes, and an All Candidates Forum is scheduled and ready to go. Traditionally hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, and All Candidates Forum is an opportunity for residents to meet and question prospective city councillors and to hear them respond ...

Local Good Samaritan helps after 'horrifying' accident on Columbia this morning

 What’s being described as a “horrifying” motorcycle accident slowed traffic on Columbia Avenue this morning. Castlegar RCMP Const. Chris LaValley said a motorcyclist was heading south on the city’s main thoroughfare near Chopsticks Restaurant (8th Street) at about 10:10 a.m., when a pick-up truck pulled off 8th Street and ...

Colombia: Outrage at conservative politician over remarks about rape and abortion

On Tuesday October 11, Conservative politician Enrique Gómez Hurtado [es] surprised a lot of Colombians when he expressed his controversial stance on abortion during an interview on La W, an influential morning radio show broadcast nationally on W Radio. Gómez, 84, is the youngest son of former President Laureano Gómez (tenure...

'Fascinating' and 'provocative' research examines genetic elements of bipolar, schizophrenia

Last week, Nature Genetics carried twin studies into the genetics of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This special report examines the month's research into the illnesses in detail, with Wikinews obtaining comment from experts based in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom ahead of the U.S. Mental Illness ...

Film screener gives primer and precursor to Occupy Nelson this Saturday

How did we get into this mess? SelfDesign High BYOP Film Series presents Inside Job screening and fundraiser in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. The film Inside Job explains in detail the series of events that led up to the global financial crisis of 2008, which cost over $20 trillion dollars, and caused millions...

Home-ice loss drives Rebels to ravage Braves in Spokane

  Despite outshooting their opponents 38 to 23, the Rebels fell to the Spokane Braves in home-ice action Friday night, in front of a crowd of more than 250 spectators …then battered the Braves in Spokane 3-0 the following night.   On Friday night, the Rebels came out strong in the first period, scoring two goals  (#12 Diego...

$2-mill+ airport-land servicing project under way

Phase One of Castlegar’s over-$2-million airport-land servicing project is underway, and city officials spent some time this morning showing off the progress being made. “Phase One is the hanging of the utilities under the (Kinnaird) bridge, being done by Acres Enterprises in conjunction with Seismic 2000,” said city councillor...
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