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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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Liberals aimed at discipline in budget

BC NDP not impressed The BC Liberal government says today’s budget maintains discipline by being balanced and supports economic growth and job creation. The budget includes forecast surpluses in all three years of the fiscal plan and modest investments in … > Read More

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Two sides to the Throne Speech

The BC Liberal government hailed Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon’s Feb. 11 Throne Speech as a clear vision for growing B.C.’s economy, while the Official Opposition NDP believed it held no basis in fact. Guichon’s speech focused on controlling spending and … > Read More

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Finance critic to tour Kootenays on pre-budget tour

In preparation for the upcoming provincial budget, opposition Finance Critic Mike Farnworth will be visiting the Kootenays, meeting with local governments, industry leaders and small business owners. Farnworth, the MLA for Port Coquitlam, has held the post of Finance critic … > Read More

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MLA offers support and encouragement to Jumbo opponents

The Ktunaxa Nation continues to stand its ground against the Jumbo Glacier Resort and Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald is again lending his support to the nation and groups opposed to the ski resort proposal for the Jumbo Creek Valley, … > Read More

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Budget cuts put successful community literacy programs at risk

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Recently, I sat down with a group of people from across the constituency who are responsible for providing local literacy services through an organization called Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL). Whenever … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

… about the new Water Sustainability Act By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. The BC Liberal government is modernizing and updating our 100-year-old Water Act, as promised in our election campaign. We have been listening since 2009 to what … > Read More

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