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by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

Only half of Canada’s provinces provide even partial funding for independent schools, which in turn, can lower tuition costs for parents, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

by Dermod Travis on Monday Oct 02 2017

The B.C. government's proposed public subsidies for political parties may be hogging the media spotlight, but there are some other important aspects to the government's proposed changes on how political parties and elections are financed.

The legislation proposes a cut of 25 per cent to the province's campaign spending limits.

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Oct 01 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy for many years. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze. Thankfully, Holmes has agreed to share his knowledge with a column, Solar System and Beyond that will appear occasionally in The Nelson Daily.

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

To The Editor:

With the colder weather and rain in the East Kootenay, wildfires are coming under control and plans for salvage logging are being put together quickly.

by Letters to the ... on Sunday Sep 24 2017

To The Editor:

The devastating hurricanes we witnessed in early September shouldn’t have been named after a sweet old couple like Irma and Harvey. They should be named after the true culprits:  Exxon and Chevron.

by Letters to the ... on Sunday Sep 24 2017
To the Editor:
 
More than 110 countries in the world recognize their citizens' right to clean air, clear water, and safe food. Unfortunately Canada is not one of them . . .. Yet.
by Dermod Travis on Friday Sep 22 2017

The headlines should have read “B.C.'s Wild West reputation laid to rest.”

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Sep 21 2017

British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.

Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.

by Letters to the ... on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

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by Wayne Stetski on Thursday Sep 07 2017

Last month, Finance Minister Bill Morneau released a discussion paper that suggested one of the best ways to raise money is to close certain tax loopholes that benefit the wealthiest Canadians. “Many of the richest Canadians are unfairly exploiting the tax rules designed to help businesses thrive,” he said.

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