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Legalization a dopey idea

When Rob (Rob Legget, author of Always Right) got on board with The Source, we had a deal: I would write a column, and he would oppose whatever viewpoint I took with equal passion and fervour (not a difficult proposition, since we sit on opposite ends of the political spectrum). Kind of an ongoing he said/she said argument ...

Grand Forks, Nelson - the pot lobby is all around us

I didn’t have an issue with the legalization of marijuana and, if truth be told, I applauded Grand Forks councillor Joy Davies for wanting to take a lead in municipal advocacy and change federal and provincial laws. I also, to some extent, agreed with the Holy Smoke Shop Four (Paul DeFelice, Alan Middlemiss, Kelsey Stratus ...

B.C. First Nations blame province; feds for forest fires

The following is an opinion piece submitted by the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council:Ottawa and the province carry much of the blame for the burning of B.C. this summer and all British Columbians have been ill served by these two governments, according to the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC).“While nature can be...

School fire further proof of failing justice system

Castlegar residents were informed that five youth, all under the age of 16, allegedly started the Woodland Park School fire and it is likely, statistically speaking, that youths are responsible for most, if not all, of the vandalism in town.It is distressing to know that if these youths do get caught or go to court, they can...

To protect and serve ... who?

If you see any of your local RCMP officers in the next little while, might I recommend that you be kind and gentle with them? Can I suggest that we all show them they are valued by Castlegar's citizens as they head to work this week, knowing today could be just another day of wading through puke and paperwork, or it could be...

Tech talk a trial ... but worth it

Normally, by this time, I would've done a column sort of introducing myself and telling people what we're up to here, and what The Source is all about.I haven't had an opportunity, though – our launch issue coincided with the huge Celgar story, so that took priority.But, better late than never, I suppose.The other reason I ...

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

Ed. note: this column is half of a he-said/she-said exploration of the current conflict between the RDCK and the City of Castlegar. For a glimpse of the flip side of this particular coin, check out Always Right by Rob Leggett. And don't forget to share your views and comments – your opinion is always welcome!This conflict...

City leaders or playground punks?

Ed. note: this column is half of a he-said/she-said exploration of the current conflict between the RDCK and the City of Castlegar. For a glimpse of the flip side of this particular coin, check out Out of Left Field by Kyra Hoggan. And don't forget to share your views and comments – your opinion is always welcome!Poor little...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Creative solutions for rural industry

To try and keep it as simple as possible over the Celgar issue, I think all parties involved would agree that both sides have legitimate cases to be made over this issue. The city needs to maintain its largest single source of revenue while at the same time helping make sure said revenue source is a healthy, functioning,...

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

Ed. note: this column is half of a he-said/she-said exploration of the taxation contention between Celgar and the City of Castlegar. For a glimpse of the flip side of this particular coin, check out Out of Left Field by Kyra Hoggan. And don't forget to share your views and comments – your opinion is always welcome!What would...
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