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Students vote in NDP by wide margin

More than 170,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2017 B.C. election.

If students voted in Tuesday’s BC Election, the NDP would be looking for space for all its members after the party garnered 60 seats in the Student Vote program.

The NDP won 60 seats to 14 for the Green Party and 12 for the BC Liberals.

There was one Independent candidate elected.

"More than 170,000 elementary and high school students participated in the Student Vote program for the 2017 B.C. election,” said Dan Allan Director of Contentfor CIVIX Canada in a media release Tuesday.

COLUMN: Work less, live better, do better

A worker who could benefit from working fewer hours

In 1926, U.S. automaker Henry Ford reduced his employees’ workweek from six eight-hour days to five, with no pay cuts. It’s something workers and labour unions had been calling for, and it followed previous reductions in work schedules that had been as high as 84 to 100 hours over seven days a week.

UPDATED: Environment Canada issues Special Weather Statement for Boundary

The Kettle River has busted its banks in Grand Forks. — Photo courtesy RDKB

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is urging residents of the Boundary region to expect rivers to rise beginning Thursday.

This comes as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the Boundary region for Thursday.

Environment Canada is forecasting rain and possible thunderstorms beginning late Thursday over the Southern Interior.

"A developing cold front will stall over the Southern BC Interior late Thursday and begin to transition out of the area on Friday," the statement on the Environment Canada read.

BC Election 'too close to call'

The poll, which concluded Saturday May 6th, has the NDP (40%) and Liberals (39%) in a statistical dead heat among decided voters.

A new Ipsos poll conducted using a dual online and phone methodology reveals an election that remains tight and too close to call.

The poll, which concluded Saturday May 6th, has the NDP (40%) and Liberals (39%) in a statistical dead heat among decided voters. The Green Party has 17% support, while 4% support other parties. These results exclude the 16% of British Columbians who are undecided or express no preference.

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

UPDATED: RCMP release name of man buried in landslide

RCMP have identified the man who is missing and presumed dead after a landslide at Tappen, near Salmon Arm Saturday as 76-year-old Roy Frederick Sharp.

Police said Sharp was last seen inside his home along Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.

That area was hit by a mudslide early Saturday.

According to RCMP, search crews have been on site throughout the weekend but have been unable to locate Sharp.

RCMP confirm Tappen senior missing following mudslide

A Charter challenge on electoral reform coming up?

Election materials

Before the last federal election, Liberal party leader (now Prime Minister) Justin Trudeau repeatedly promised voters that Canada would not have another election under the "first-past-the-post" electoral system.

A Dam Big Problem: unauthorized dams built for Petronas

One example of an unauthorized dam in northeastern BC

By Ben Parfitt.  This article is from DeSmog  Canada.

A subsidiary of Petronas, the Malaysian state-owned petro giant courted by the B.C. government, has built at least 16 unauthorized dams in northern B.C. to trap hundreds of millions of gallons of water used in its controversial fracking operations.

LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

LETTER: Taking a Longer Term Perspective of the BC Elections

Dear Editor:

As we head to the polls on May 9, a question we should be considering is what type of world we want to leave for our children and grandchildren.

Are we are doomed to go over the climate cliff – facing a world with ever increasing extreme weather, mudslides, catastrophic wildfires, and sea level rise? Or should we just not think about it because it is too overwhelming?

War amps CHAMPS grad to blitz local schools with safety message

Through the CHAMP Program, child amputees are encouraged to accept their amputations and develop a positive approach to challenges.

The War Amps, a leader in the field of child safety, is bringing an important safety message to students at nine local schools between May 9 and 11. This initiative is coordinated in conjunction with the Trail RCMP Detachment.

Kelowna`s Seth Barton signs with Smokies for 2017/18

Kelowna`s Seth Barton signs with Smokies for 2017/18

The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the commitment of 1998-born defenseman, Seth Barton from Kelowna.

Barton has played the past two seasons for the Kelowna Rockets of the BC Major Midget League. Last season saw Barton contribute 38-points from the backend for a Rockets team that placed third in the BCMML.

“Seth will add size, a big shot from the blueline, and character to our team,” said Head Coach Cam Keith. “We are very excited to add a player of Seth’s caliber.”

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