One of the hallmarks of a democratic state is its commitment to free, public and political expression.
Indeed, no society can call itself truly democratic if it does not guarantee its citizens the inalienable rights to gather, communicate their opinion and demonstrate their support for or against any political position they wish.
Food Banks Canada released its HungerCount 2010 survey in November.
Aboriginal students at Selkirk College and College of the Rockies will find support and a place to gather once construction is complete on the colleges’ newly announced Aboriginal Gathering Places. The two spaces, valued together at nearly $2.5 million, will be built thanks in part to a $400,000 contribution from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).
In what amounts to, literally, a license to print money, a group of local economy advocates are about to launch a regional currency that will be in circulation throughout the Columbia Basin early next year.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
A move by Canada Post to “modernize” mailing addresses in rural communities in the regional district could be divisive, costly and time consuming, warns the RDCK’s chief administrative officer.
Partners in the Waneta Expansion Project — Columbia Power Corporation, Fortis Inc., and Columbia Basin Trust — have formed and hosted an introductory meeting for the Waneta Expansion Community Impact Management Committee (CIMC).
Selkirk College has joined forces with TRIUMF--a consortium of 15 universities in Canada whose purpose is to conduct world-class experimental research in subatomic physics and nuclear medicine and to commercialize its spin-off technologies.