Tag Archives: BC Liberal government

NDP chased mining away from province

Letter to the Editor I’ve been following the opinions of Mr. Doug Clovechok and Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald on the state of mining in B.C. and as B.C.’s mines minister, I wanted to provide accurate information to those who … > Read More

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Respectful treatment of seniors must be a priority

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA One of the biggest issues that has faced British Columbians since the BC Liberals came to power in 2001 has been the treatment of seniors, particularly those who require either in-home or … > Read More

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A crisis Canal Flats shouldn’t be forced to face

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA One of our Kootenay communities recently received a massive blow, affecting not just the Village of Canal Flats, but also workers throughout the area. The closure of the mill, the community’s biggest employer, … > Read More

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Taxpayers paid for GRL-necessary bridge

By Chris Conway A financial oversight process shows that the Jumbo Glacier Mountain Resort Municipality (JGMRM) expended $142,500 of B.C. taxpayer funds on construction of a bridge last year in the Jumbo Valley. Glacier Resorts Ltd. (GRL) subsequently listed the … > Read More

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Communities put food security at top of agenda

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Food security is an issue that is moving to the top of the agenda for many people, and in the communities that I represent I have seen a tremendous amount of good … > Read More

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The noise that is NDP misinformation

Letter to the Editor It would seem like NDP Norm Macdonald (Columbia River-Revelstoke) is up to his regular antics, yet again attempting to distract constituents with his noise of NDP misinformation. Macdonald’s recent claims that the failure at Mount Polley … > Read More

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Kootenay MLAs press Liberals for Jumbo answers

The Official Opposition NDP continues to demand answers from the BC Liberal government about its support for the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality (JGRM) and ski resort proposal. Earlier this week, two Kootenay MLAs launched offensives demanding answers as to how … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About ministerial salary holdback By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. In 2001 the BC Liberal Government introduced the Balanced Budget and Ministerial Accountability Act, by which provincial ministers are held responsible for their respective budget through a hold back … > Read More

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Much more and much worse

Letter to the Editor It’s important to recognize the Jumbo Glacier Resort municipality’s money grab for what it really is. This is not just the run-of-the-mill waste of tax-dollars that we all take for granted as the status quo with our … > Read More

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NDP sell out rural ridings

Letter to the Editor Last week the BC Liberal government brought to second reading the bill entitled Electoral Boundaries Commission Amendment Act, 2014. This proposed legislation, spearheaded by East Kootenay MLA and Minister of Energy and Mines and CORE Review … > Read More

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