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by Wayne Stetski on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

Canada has a tradition of separating church and state, so I’m surprised sometimes how often issues related to religion come before me on Parliament Hill.

I believe it’s important to apply the same principles to all of these issues: respect each other’s beliefs; promote fairness and equality; and oppose intolerance and fearmongering.

Last fall, I was approached by members of...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

Tuition fees...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

Recent changes to the board of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) have prompted some questions as to why it has been so long since a Castlegar resident sat as a director, despite the significant impact the dams have had on this community (see story about board changes by clicking here...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

To The Editor:

Students at Selkirk College are calling for tuition fee rates to be frozen for next year.

As a fuAnchorll-time student each year I have to pull out more and more student loans even when I...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

A new economic development initiative has Castlegar and area residents completing an online survey outlining their priorities and needs in terms of retail and service businesses in our area.

Mark Laver was hired on as Economic Development Manager two months ago in a joint venture between the City of Castlegar, CBT and RDCK Areas I and J, with a goal to retain and expand local businesses...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

Despite rising costs, lower seasonal visitations and an income deficit, it doesn’t mean the city’s heritage success story will turn up the ask from the city to keep operating.

The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce’s executive director Tom Thomson asked city council — in its annual pre-budget review — for the same amount of municipal money that has funded the Visitor Information...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 29 2018

On the eve of taking an almost one-month break from the comfort of their home arena, the Selkirk College Saints scored an exciting 5-4 overtime victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday night.

With the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season fully immersed in the stretch drive to the playoffs, the stakes have been raised for all teams....

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 29 2018

Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before," Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. "There were two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Interior Health is asking the public to be extra vigilant if using drugs after BC Coroners Service Monday morning confirmed an additional two deaths in region that are also suspected drug overdoses.

Friday, in a media release Friday, IH said the authority was urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take...

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