Tag Archives: David Wilks

Capt. Smarm calls an election

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb The only Conservative Prime Minister to ever make me wish I were anything but a small C conservative this morning called an election. Now we Canadians get to sit back and watch, listen and read … > Read More

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$1 million for safety at CRIA

Kootenay—Columbia MP David Wilks, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, yesterday announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1,027,052 to enhance safety at the Canadian Rockies International Airport (CRIA). Funding will pay for upgrading the airport’s airfield … > Read More

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Protecting Canada’s environment

Points from Parliament With David Wilks MP for Kootenay-Columbia – Our government has also secured almost 4,000 km² of ecologically sensitive private lands. – We have added an area nearly twice the size of Vancouver Island to the network of … > Read More

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LED streetlight replacement program underway

Project made possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund Work is now underway to upgrade 357 streetlights in the City of Cranbrook to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures as part of Phase 1 of its streetlight replacement program. Over the next … > Read More

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Critical Injury Benefit for those who need it most

View from the Hill By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP The Conservative Government has introduced a new financial benefit, the Critical Injury Benefit (CIB), which would provide a $70,000 tax-free award for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and veterans who, since … > Read More

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Stetski ready to represent larger riding

In the minds of many voters in Kootenay-Columbia, the campaign to choose our next MP is already underway, and members of the Kootenay-Columbia NDP are presenting their choice for Member of Parliament, Wayne Stetski, at a Nomination Convention in Cranbrook … > Read More

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C-51 gives police tools to fight terrorists

Letter to the Editor Horrifically, as we have seen in Canada, the international jihadist movement has declared war on us. Canadians are being targeted by these terrorists simply because they hate our society and the values it represents. One only … > Read More

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Government fulfilling promise to balance federal budget

View from the Hill By David Wilks, Kootenay-Columbia MP As Canadians, we know that February brings two things: cold weather and tax season. While the groundhogs are still debating spring’s arrival, I can guarantee that tax season will be a … > Read More

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Canadian flag is viewed as symbol of pride

Letter to the Editor In response to the letter ‘Missing Canada’ by Wayne Stetski: Mr. Stetski you would also like to return to a Canada of the past; this is 2015 and we as Canadians live a world of global … > Read More

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Families First

By David Wilks Kootenay-Columbia MP Our government is focused on helping hard-working Canadian families make ends meet, by making important priorities like child care and after-school sports more affordable. Under this plan, every family with children will have more money … > Read More

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