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by Murray Dobbin on Thursday Jun 10 2010

 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.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 10 2010


B.C. Southern Interior MP, Alex Atamanenko is extremely disappointed that the Conservative budget bill C-9 was adopted in the House of Commons on June 8th.

by Harvey Oberfeld on Wednesday Jun 09 2010

Wow! What a pleasant surprise. There, as CTV Vancouver’s local news top story tonight (Tuesday), was a hidden-camera investigation into B.C.’s program to prevent voluntarily self-restricted problem gamblers from entering casinos. 

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 08 2010

Dear editor,

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 08 2010

Springtime has arrived in the Kootenays, and the warm weather has brought with it some welcome return visitors – the hummingbirds.  If you are interested in feeding and attracting hummingbirds to your yard, the following information compiled by the local Hummingbird Monitoring Network will help you achieve that goal.

by Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2010

A group of eight British Columbia medical and health organizations are calling on the provincial government to enact province-wide legislation banning the sale and use of cosmetic pesticides. The group is also clarifying two common myths surrounding cosmetic pesticides because of emerging evidence of human toxicity, especially to the vulnerable, young and old. 

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 03 2010

Selkirk College’s School of Renewable Resources in Castlegar recently hosted three exchange students from the Universidad Tecnologica de Tulancingo (Tulancingo Technical College) in Mexico.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 01 2010

Dear editor,

There is just one month left in the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative and there are some great things happening in the month of June. Our small group behind the “Grounds for Haiti” collective fundraising initiative are intent on keeping the focus on long-term efforts on rebuilding Haiti in the public eye for awhile longer.