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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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Balanced budget gets business thumbs up

What’s missing most in yesterday’s federal budget is most telling point out Official Opposition Business leaders, local and farther afield, are applauding the Conservative Government on meeting its 2011 election promise to balance Canada’s budget by 2015; a feat it … > Read More

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People speak out against C-51

In communities throughout Kootenay Columbia, citizens last weekend were speaking out against Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism bill, but it does not appear that the current MP is listening, says NDP candidate Wayne Stetski. “The response to this bill, which many people … > Read More

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C-51 misses the mark: Green

Canadians should be deeply concerned about Bill C-51, the federal government’s new anti-terrorism bill, says Kootenay-Columbia Green Party candidate Bill Green. The hastily drafted legislation proposed by the Conservative government, which is also supported by the federal Liberal Party, completely … > Read More

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