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Legislation that will change our way of life

Wayne’s World By Wayne Stetski Kootenay-Columbia MP As we approach the sixth month anniversary of the October 19 federal election I want to provide you with a brief summary of life in Ottawa as your Member of Parliament. Let’s start … > Read More

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This is not The Muppets

View from The hill By Wayne Stetski, Kootenay-Columbia MP Parliament started up again on January 25, so I have once again been dividing my time between Kootenay–Columbia and Ottawa. One of the concerns that many of you have expressed is … > Read More

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MP backs fight to halt statue in national park

NDP National Parks Critic Wayne Stetski (Kootenay – Columbia MP) last week sent a letter to the federal Environment Minister, calling on the government to reject a controversial proposal for the ‘Never Forgotten National Memorial,’ also known as ‘Mother Canada.’ … > Read More

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Life in the 42nd Parliament of Canada

By Wayne Stetski, Kootenay-Columbia MP Parliament is made up of the House of Commons (338 Members – 184 Liberal, 99 Conservative, 44 NDP, 10 Bloc Quebecois, one Green), the Senate (105 Senators – currently 47 Conservative, 29 Liberal, six Independent, … > Read More

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Too little, too late

Letter to the Editor This is an open letter to David Wilks. Mr. Wilks, you are running for re-election as MP for Kootenay-Columbia. I would like your constituents to know that you are not a fit person for the job. … > 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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Just how stupid do they think we are?

By Chris Conway I admit to being a bit of a political junkie, albeit an increasingly jaded one these days.  So I have on occasion contacted my MP David Wilks to express my opinion on political matters. I have stopped … > 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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