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Habitat for Humanity withdraws from MAAP project

Habitat for Humanity withdraws from MAAP project

Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC regrets to announce that it will no longer be involved with the Multi Agency Accommodation Project (MAAP).

Grand Forks City Council`s decision to further delay their support has resulted in the collapse of the project funding. Their decision at the March 23rd Council meeting has meant that the thousands of volunteer hours and tens of thousands of dollars invested up to this time by Habitat and the MAAP partners has been lost.

LETTERS in support of MAPP

LETTERS in support of MAPP

 

Editor's note: The Boundary Sentinel has been sent multiple Letters in support of the MAPP project. They've been compiled here, so reader's can see them all at once. Any new letters supporting this project will be added to the top of this page in the order they are submitted. 

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Re: Letter of Support for MAAP

Dear Mayor Konrad & Members of City Council,

COMMENT: Linda Larson talks road construction, tourism, budget and sports

COMMENT: Linda Larson talks road construction, tourism, budget and sports

With spring comes road construction and I’m pleased to see the walkway on Lakehill Road in Kaleden underway.

While many great people in the community have supported the project, I want to personally thank volunteer Kim Dennis for all her help and collaboration in getting this project to the top of the list for the Ministry of Transportation, and thanks also to the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and rural director Tom Siddon.

Province stands firm on wolf cull plan despite fierce opposition

Province has no plans to halt the program.

In the face of a petition from 60 environmental groups signed by 173,000 people from around the world, the province is standing firm in its stance that the wolf cull is needed to protect the dwindling mountain caribou population.

“While the ministry appreciates that this issue generates strong feelings on all sides, there are no plans to halt the program,” the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said in an email.

South Slocan's Dean Siminoff uses Martial Arts to help free modern day slaves

Dean Siminoff started MAJ’s Breaking Boards Breaking Chains in 2013.

A program founded by a South Slocan man — Martial Arts For Justice — had a story written about him in a Coloradob-based news website.

Plastic Overload

Photo from David Suzuki Foundation

Science Matters
Vol. 17, No. 8
24 Feb 2015

We have to stop filling and killing the oceans with plastic

By David Suzuki

Eight million tonnes. That’s how much plastic we’re tossing into the oceans every year! University of Georgia environmental engineer Jenna Jambeck says it’s enough to line up five grocery bags of trash on every foot of coastline in the world.

Concern for flagging Kootenay Lake fishery draws big crowd

Senior Fish biologist Jeff Burrows (center by screen) presents information to a packed house. — Suzy Hamilton photo

The short version is that there are too many mouths to feed.

The longer version is that it may take anywhere from two to ten years for the Kokanee to recover in Kootenay Lake and everyone has to help.

That was the message from Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO) biologists who spoke to a packed meeting of more than 250 people at the Balfour Hall Monday night.

Residents save "bagged" deer

Photo submitted by Heather Rattray

A Grand Forks deer is luckier than most, after being spotted with a bag fixed to her head. The deer was first spotted in the Ruckle area of the city on Saturday night around 5:30 p.m. with a bag tightly wrapped around her head.  

At first, residents tried to rally the authorities, with no immediate results. By Sunday morning, concern was growing because the deer was still wandering the community with the bag adhered to its head.

OPINION: Wildlife habitat losing every fight with forestry and agriculture

OPINION: Wildlife habitat losing every fight with forestry and agriculture

(Hon. Steve Thompson) 

The purpose of this newsletter is to give you facts that with few exceptions can be corroborated that illustrate why nothing less than a complete overhaul of the management of our wildlife and wildlife habitat resource  can reverse the dramatic decline in many wildlife populations and the steady compromise of critical wildlife habitat by other stakeholder interests.

Letter to Minister Thompson

Letter to Minister Thompson

(Hon. Steve Thompson) 

Once again Minister Thomson I urge you to review an extremely weak argument that has resulted in the Gilpin Grasslands becoming an important motorized vehicle recreation area.

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