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The system is in a nutshell

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Just came back from the doctor’s office. An emergency visit to the dentist a couple of months ago made me aware of a sharp rise in my blood pressure. Blood pressure is apparently something to … > Read More

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Hey Mainroad, what the hell?

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb We are now one week into the winter of 2014/2015 and we are in the same place where we were last winter at this time here in the East Kootenay. Large sections of our highways … > Read More

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The 10 commandments of local office

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Hello candidates for municipal, Regional District of East Kootenay and school district office. Are you nervous yet? You should be. There is only one month to go before the Nov. 15 civic elections. The forums … > Read More

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The terrible foundation of negligence

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW The road to the upper Jumbo Creek Valley is your typical logging road. It is 55 km from Invermere to the Jumbo Glacier Resort site, with the first 18 kms a somewhat maintained paved stretch … > Read More

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Teachers in tough come September

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb In one month we will begin to learn exactly how committed members of the B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF) are in their bid to wrest more bucks from the B.C. government. Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s … > Read More

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Gullibility (also not) a mental disorder

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb In the good old days, when people could go an entire day without touching a telephone or be able to inform friends and followers that they had just consumed pizza and returned from the toilet, … > Read More

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Kansas haters aim to shred human rights

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb It didn’t seem believable at first. I saw a Facebook post today by noted government eye-poker Jesse Ventura who asked: “Isn’t discrimination denying goods and services to a select group of people? What’s next? Same-sex … > Read More

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Oinky Oinkerson and the fat to be eaten

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Before I launch, I must first point out a personal fact; I believe in free enterprise and the less government sniffing around my pockets the better. I believe in smart; I believe in wise; and … > Read More

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Young taking on something oiler than tar sands

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Ah social media! The modern media and its infatuation with asking people via social media who they agree with on a given subject continues to create hashtagging pyscho-critics cowering behind sometimes clever handles such as … > Read More

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The conflicts and challenges of ch-ch-ch-changes

Kootenay Crust By Ian Cobb Many people are not sad to see 2013 step aside for 2014. It was a difficult and challenging year for many, many people. While optimism abounds for 2014, I must point out the obvious. Be … > Read More

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