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by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Oct 22 2019

Dick Cannings is heading back to Ottawa for a second term as MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

Cannings narrowly edged Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party by less than 800 votes to retain the seat he won four years ago.

Cannings, who thanked volunteers and workers during a victory speech in Penticton Monday night, took home 36.4 per cent of the vote with 24,204 ballots...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Oct 22 2019

The Liberal red tide that swept the nation four years ago slowed to a trickle on election day in 2019 but it was enough for the Grits to step back into the shoes of government, albeit in a minority role.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the Liberals to a repeat as the government of Canada with 156 seats, 14 seats short of a majority government (out of 338 seats overall).


by Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election the organization said Monday in a media release.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

The Tŝilhqot’in Nation celebrated the Grand Opening of its Solar Farm last Friday, October 18, 2019.  The Tŝilhqot’in Solar Farm is located 80 km west of Williams Lake on what is known as the Riverwest Sawmill.  The 1.25-MW solar farm is the largest of its kind in British Columbia and is one hundred percent developed, built, owned and operated by the Tŝilhqot’in Nation.

Five years...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 21 2019

The technology sector in the region could be receiving a boost.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has invited Selkirk College to submit an application for a Technology Access Centre (TAC).

Only 10 colleges in Canada have been invited to the full proposal, with six of the 10 colleges to be funded when the centres launch in spring of 2020....

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 20 2019

Boating in the fall offers colourful vistas, quiet anchorages and excellent fishing but it is not without its challenges that necessitate self-sufficiency and taking some additional precautions to keep from running into trouble.
The Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) wants to remind all boaters enjoying the fall season on the water to follow these tips to ensure that their...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 15 2019
Many people, including me, expected Greta Thunberg to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Instead, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali was deservedly awarded for ending more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

Greta and the young people worldwide urging adults to care about their future don’t need a Nobel. They...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 14 2019

With 100 years of experience fighting for our members’ rights in all types of workplaces, the BCGEU knows that the best way to achieve fair and sustainable collective agreements is at the bargaining table.

The latest statement from Western Pacific Marine (WPM) is a perfect example of something the BCGEU does not do — bargaining through the media.

Our members’ objective in their...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 10 2019

Today is World Homeless Day and Community Harvest Food will be out by Pioneer Arena raising awareness about homelessness, according to Community Harvest Food Bank coordinator Deb McIntosh.

"If you are so inclined, stop by and drop off mitts, socks, sleeping bags and we will receipt all cash donations," McIntosh said. "Or just come and join us, feel free to bring signs. If nothing else...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 09 2019

Experts with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) are reminding all home chefs to thoroughly cook their turkey this Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the upcoming holiday season. There is an outbreak of Salmonellain Canada...


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