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Big MSP premiums break in budget

The B.C. government announced that Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums will be reduced by 50% for households with an annual net income of up to…

Understanding Christy Clark

Letter to the Editor Gordon Campbell’s Liberals came to power in 2001 with a promise of fair treatment of public sector unions. With Christy Clark…

SD5 trustees meet with MLA

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett met with trustees of School District No. 5 (SD5), Southeast Kootenay last Friday, June 5. The meeting is part of…

SD5 asks PM to restore mandatory census

Southeast Kootenay, School District No. 5 (SD5) School Board of Trustees is urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to restore a mandatory census in Canada. The…

3 facts you need to know

About a settlement that’s good for students… By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. Congratulations to local teachers on a new six-year contract. Both the…

Tentative agreement reached

The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) have reached a tentative agreement. If ratified by members, it would bring…

SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of motions carried September 9 by the School District No. 5 (SD5) board during its regular meeting in Cranbrook. Committee…