The Fraser Institute and the subversion of Canadian values: part one

 The Fraser Institute and the subversion of Canadian values: part one

Since the early 1970s, there has been a broad international agenda led by right-wing American foundations to sway public opinion towards greater acceptance of an economic philosophy called Neoliberalism, of which Canada’s Fraser Institute has been a pivotal part.

STAYCATION: The Gardner Cave

8.5 tons of subterranean fun. Photo by A. Barnes
A hot summer day and a’caving we did go. Okay, okay, I realize that a visit to the Gardner Cave with its sturdy metal staircases, electric flood lighting, and friendly tour guide can’t exactly be called ‘caving’ here in the oh-so-rugged West Kootenays. But still. It was a cave and we went in it. I stand by my choice of words.

STATEMENT: John Fulton's family responds to verdict in Noyes trial

John Fulton
Open Letter:
To begin, our family would like to thank the community of Grand Forks, Constable Bell and our Victim Service Worker Catherine Riddle for their overwhelming support and kindness. Words cannot express the loss our family has suffered, nor the horror of having to do it in such a public way.
We have heard repeatedly that the mental health system has let Ms. Noyes down.

POLICE: Cyclist hit on highway #3

POLICE: Cyclist hit on highway #3

A cyclist sustained a head injury and a broken leg when he was struck by a vehicle while riding on Highway 3 between Christina Lake and Grand Forks. Vincent Castiglione, age 79, appeared to veer into traffic as if he intended to cross the highway, said Staff Sergeant Jim Harrison.

The accident took place on Thursday, July 22 and the highway was closed for a short time as West Kootenay Traffic Services assisted in the investigation of the events.

Noyes verdict sends her to psychiatric hospital

Kimberly Noyes is escorted into Rossland courthouse on the last day of her trial; Photo, Mona Mattei

 Kimberly Ruth Noyes has been found ‘not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder’ in the killing of 12-year-old John Fulton of Grand Forks. 

To mine tour or not to mine tour. That is the committee's question

Black Bear mine tunnel - Andrew Zwicker Photo

Following the closure of the Rossland Museum’s mine tours this summer due to a number of safety and operational concerns put forward by Teck, the property's owners, (as reported in the Telegraph on July 1st) the Museum Select Committee put together by city council to address and report on these concerns kicked off their work this past Monday.

BEDC unveils new regional visitor website

BEDC unveils new regional visitor website
The Boundary Economic Development Committee (BEDC)  is proud to announce the completion of phase one of a regional web portal aimed at increasing tourism in the Boundary Region.

COMMENT: Government knows best...always

COMMENT: Government knows best...always

The B.C. Government announced that it will implement all 31 recommended changes to local government legislation submitted by the Local Government Elections Task Force. One recommendation of particular interest concerns the length of the term of office for local government politicians.

LETTER: Be sun safe

LETTER: Be sun safe

Dear editor,

This summer, the Canadian Cancer Society wants to remind the community to practice sun safety while enjoying the outdoors. Natural sunlight is important for good health.  However, too much exposure to the sun’s rays can cause skin cancer and eye problems. Being safe in the sun can go a long way toward protecting you and your family.

Crown concedes case to the defence: Noyes murder trial

Kimberly Noyes leaves the Rossland courthouse on the opening day of her trial; Photo, Mona Mattei
Crown counsel has conceded to the defence that the verdict should be one of not criminally responsible for reason of mental disorder in the case of Kimberly Ruth Noyes, accused of second-degree murder.
In the last day of the trial, Phillip Seagram, crown counsel and Deanne Gaffar, representative for Noyes, provided their final submissions.
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