By John Quiggin, professor of Economics at Queensland University in Brisbane, for Aeon
To The Editor:
Everyone deserves to feel safe where they live. From action to deal with guns and gangs and organized crime, to more support for programs that prevent and reduce crime, our government is working to make communities safer for all British Columbians.
By Clifton Mark, for Aeon; edited by Nigel Warburton
‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013
Dear Council Members,
One of the primary reasons that many citizens are drawn to Castlegar, is the economy.
It attracts people who are not wealthy, like retirees and those on fixed incomes.
Many politicians want to build arbitrary monuments to themselves. They want to be remembered so they can bask in kudos for re-election.
There’s an old saying – if you don’t show up, then you should shut up.
I think this holds particularly true right now in Castlegar, as a contentious budget debate will be on the table in two meetings this week at the Community Forum – one tonight at 5:30 p.m. and the other Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
There are thousands of new scams every year, and you can’t keep up with all of them (we know, we try!). But if you can just remember these TEN THINGS, you can avoid most scams and help protect yourself and your family.
1. Romance Scams
More than $22.5 million lost
This is the first in a series of columns detailing the growing determination of women and children to influence climate change policy around the world.
“I founded Sunrise Movement last year in order to kick out corrupt politicians backed by Big Oil and elect a new generation of leaders who will fight for my generation.” – Varshini Prakash
Last Wednesday we heard riveting testimony from former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on her account of events in the SNC-Lavalin story. This is a long and sordid tale of corruption both abroad and here in Canada.