Tag Archives: Kootenay-Columbia

Kootenays can mitigate impacts of wildfires: Stetski

Letter to the Editor NDP leader Tom Mulcair’s recent announcement of a three-point plan to assist provinces and territories in keeping Canadians safe from wildfires is good news for the Kootenays. The Kootenay-Columbia region is experiencing worsening conditions for forest … > Read More

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Bill Green honoured for fisheries work

Kootenay-Columbia Green Party candidate Bill Green was in Portland, Oregon last week receiving a prestigious conservation award from the American Fisheries Society. Green accepted the William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award on behalf of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nations, … > Read More

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All-candidates’ forum set for Oct. 7

Mark Oct. 7 down in your day-planner if you want to see the four candidates running for Member of Parliament for the Kootenay-Columbia riding engage in a forum. The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce sent out an invitation to the candidates … > Read More

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Canada delivers for Armed Forces personnel and vets

Veterans Affairs Canada to begin implementing three new benefits Points from Parliament With David Wilks MP for Kootenay-Columbia The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, confirmed that the Retirement Income Security Benefit, the Family Caregiver Relief Benefit, and the … > Read More

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Candidates’ forum already scheduled

It may seem like a long way off but there is no substitute for planning ahead. The Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce announced last week it is holding an All-Candidates Forum on Oct. 7 for federal election candidates in the Kootenay-Columbia … > Read More

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Loggers praised by MP in Parliament

More needed for the industry say upcoming election opposition Kootenay- Columbia MP David Wilks Tuesday stood in Parliament to speak out on behalf of loggers. “Mr. Speaker: In my riding of Kootenay-Columbia, from Nakusp to Elkford and all points in … > Read More

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Johnston acclamation makes four candidates

A fourth candidate has been added to the Kootenay-Columbia slate for the Oct. 19 federal election. Former Columbia Basin Trust CEO Don Johnston was recently acclaimed as the Liberal Party of Canada’s candidate in Kootenay-Columbia. Johnston, a Nelson-based consultant was … > Read More

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Changing our electoral system will fix Canada’s problems

By Danette Moulé This fall, we will all head to the polls for yet another federal election. And as you decide who you’re going to vote for, you will inevitably consider voting strategically. Why vote strategically? Because if you vote … > Read More

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Why every vote counts

Letter to the Editor If you care about Canada, and you don’t like what Stephen Harper is doing to our country, you need to know how important it is to get out and vote in the upcoming October 19 Federal … > Read More

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Get ready to celebrate Canada 150

The Government of Canada is inviting residents of Kootenay-Columbia to get involved in the celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation – a pivotal milestone in our nationhood. “Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017 is set to be … > Read More

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