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Food for thought: GDS-free shish kabobs like honey-mustard chicken

Food for thought: GDS-free shish kabobs like honey-mustard chicken

I'm so sorry I'm late getting this to you – believe it or not, I was trying to get a stuffed turkey in the oven early enough that we won't be eating at 8 or 9 p.m. Do I know how to celebrate Mother's Day, or WHAT?

The shish kabobs would've been my first choice for tonight, but they needed to be cooked and photographed early enough for you to make them your Sunday dinner, if the spirit moves you (or, if you're a mom like me, maybe it will move that angelic soul who's giving you a breather and doing the cooking for you).

Mir Lecture Series presents Arun Gandhi, Peace Activist & Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson

Mir Lecture Series presents Arun Gandhi, Peace Activist & Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson

Join Arun Gandhi as he addresses violence through education and his work with impoverished children using the lessons that he learned from his famous grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. This lecture takes place at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on May 17th.

Inspired Legacy

LETTER: Taxes are about sharing

LETTER: Taxes are about sharing

Dear Sir,

I couldn't believe my eyes. Your letter page contained a letter from someone who holds a position of power in a local cooperative. He wrote to raise the prospect of taxation as a spectre of fear and loathing against which all co-op members should raise standards, mount ramparts and prepare to repel raiding hordes of collectors who would reap the benefits of dividends from the grasp of co-op members.

OP/ED: On Mother's Day, fishcakes and pot

OP/ED: On Mother's Day, fishcakes and pot

J.D. Salinger once said, “Mothers are all slightly insane.” … and I could not agree more.  I mean, we have to be, in order to put up with all the chaos that raising children brings.  It’s a 24-hour job that consists of playing the roles of chef, chauffeur, nurse, referee, janitor, therapist, and teacher all while demanding cat-like reflexes, the patience of a saint, and a really strong stomach. (Kids seem to ooze out of EVERY orifice!)

OPINION: An update after disappointing Castlegar All Candidates Forum

OPINION: An update after disappointing Castlegar All Candidates Forum

Update:

Unfortunately, the really big news coming out of last night's All Candidate Forum in Castlegar was that less than one per cent of the Greater Castlegar population attended – roughly 55 people.

POLICE: Busted grow op no 'Ma-and-Pa' enterprise

POLICE: Busted grow op no 'Ma-and-Pa' enterprise

Earlier this morning, members of the Castlegar RCMP detachment, along members of the crime reduction unit, executed a search warrant for theft of electricity at a residence located on Columbia Road in Ootischenia, according to Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"Upon entry into the residence, a sophisticated three-room grow op was discovered containing approximately 400 marijuana plants," Orr said. "During the search, members did locate the hydro-electric bypass, which has been removed, and power to the residence has been cut off for safety.

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

UPDATE: NDP incumbent Conroy responds to critical Kootenay Savings letter

Update:

Letter to the Editor:

On May 7, President and CEO of Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Brent Tremblay, wrote a letter to local media outlining his concerns with the proposed capital tax on financial institutions that the NDP has discussed implementing if we win government on May 14. Firstly, I want to thank Brent for expressing his concerns and, having met and discussed this issue with him, I understand that as CEO he is responsible for the wellbeing of KSCU and its members.

Generation Squeeze Campaign: A Better Generational Deal?

Generation Squeeze Campaign: A Better Generational Deal?

CBC Radio recently aired an interesting interview on with Dr. Paul Kershaw, an associate professor in the College for Interdisciplinary Studies at UBC, who has started an initiative called Generation Squeeze. We’ve all either heard of or personally experienced the Boomerang Generation, where children we thought we had successfully launched into the world return to our family homes, usually for economic reasons.

Food for thought: A little friendly ribbing

Food for thought:  A little friendly ribbing

There's something about this amazing weather that turns every red-blooded Canadian's mind to ... that's right ... BARBECUE!

Ribs being the quintessential barbecue item, I spent many years longing for barbecue but unable to find gluten-free barbecue sauce we could eat. Oh, the horror.

Council to hear March crime reduction report

Council to hear March crime reduction report

At its regular meeting Monday, Castlegar City Council will be receiving its monthly Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) report for the month of March.

In said report, CRU commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr outlines some of the Castlegar CRU's accomplishments for the month (except those that create privacy issues in terms of reporting).

March 1:

“An 18-year-old male facing a charge of manslaughter was on bail and under several conditions, including house arrest, stemming from a violent altercation in May of 2011 in Trail,” Orr explained.