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BC suffers high rates of missing and murdered women and girls

Note: The Nelson Women's Centre is hosting a vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in front of Nelson City Hall. LV Rogers students will be speaking to the public of the Lost Sisters Campaign. By Tory Pearson The list of women found on the killing fields called...

An open letter to George Abbott

Note: On Nov. 25 George Abbott announced he was running for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party to replace Gordon Campbell when he steps down.To the Editor,Dear old Dear, Mr. Abbott.I'm afraid we in Nelson can't believe poor old George.He says he is well placed to understand the difficulties of rural British Columbians.He...

Anatomy of an accident

Editor’s note: The following is a first-person account and witness of how dangerous our West Kootenay roads can be, at any time of the year, and how our unforgiving geography is matched by our accommodating culture. By Glyn Humphries The calming: Tuesday, late afternoon, driving our Subaru Forester, just north of Salmo. Dusk...

Letter to the Editor

Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper:Dear Prime Minister,Your decision to subvert the will of our elected representatives with regards to an issue that will affect all of us and any descendants we may have — particularly in an area subject to positive feedback/tipping points as clearly and unequivocally supported by...

Potash and the Canadian corporate elite

So the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan drama is about to come to a head Wednesday with the Harper government’s decision on whether or not to approve the takeover bid by Australia’s mega corporation BHP Billiton.  Most are predicting that Harper will cave under the pressure from Brad Wall, Saskatchewan Party premier and...

QUNFUZ: Things that happened while I was there

Editor's note: the following is a list of things that took place during the author's trip to Palestine a couple of weeks ago.A large demonstration was held in central Nablus calling for the release of the thousands of prisoners held in the Israeli gulag.Israeli forces shelled Gaza.The Palestinian Authority arrested 53 men in...

Fox News North – Not! Savour the victory

It’s quite a come down. From in-your-face arrogance to a total retreat in a matter of a few months, the big money behind Quebecor’s determination to set up a Fox news North is now looking pretty humble.There’s no doubt that part of this is overreach on the part of Pierre Karl Peladeau and his junkyard-dog front man Kory...

Leaders, parties and businesses that ignore Blogosphere do so at their peril

Almost hate to admit it, but I am old enough to remember the advent of television in Canada. In Montreal, in the early 1950s, it all began with two television stations: CBMT (English) and CBFT (French), and we would watch, mesmerized by anything they broadcast',even the Indian head test patterns, with their various very...

Indigo’s “For the Love of Indigo” school library fundraising campaign

Did you know that parents want their children to have access to well-stocked libraries in their schools? Were you aware that they’re very concerned that provincial governments aren’t doing enough to ensure that there’s enough money to pay for these books and libraries? Or that increasingly teachers have to dig into their own...

Anti-recall strategy: Attack the messenger, not the message

The Liberal strategy for fighting recall is now very clear: go after Bill VanderZalm personally, since they apparently don’t believe they can beat recall on the issues. And their attack strategy has been picked up by their mouthpieces in the media: either deliberately, trying to scuttle recall, or naively by taking up the...

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