Now that the election frenzy has died down, life is getting back to normal. I would like to congratulate all MPs who were re-elected and also to welcome our new MPs. In particular, I would like to congratulate the two new MPs in neighbouring ridings: David Wilks in Kootenay-Columbia and Dan Albas in Okanagan-Coquihalla.
To the Editor,
Your story “Budget fails to make life more affordable for Canadian families: Atamanenko” is misleading. As Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), I would like to correct MP Atamanenko’s statements and set the record straight.
Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.
Hundreds of students from five continents and more than 25 countries have come to study and experience life in the West Kootenay over the past quarter century.
"Over the years, our Kootenay communities have welcomed international students into their homes and their cities," says Vi Kalesnikoff, dean of community, corporate and international development.
Supported by funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) and led by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC), the students and other partners took action to remove the knotweed infestation east of Trail, along Casino Road. With partnership from the Native Plant Study Group and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the project will also include restoration of the site with native plants.
Community leaders from a variety of organizations met May 26 to discuss next steps in managing a situation brought to light when two local men penned a how-to guide for getting “little girls” to have sex.
Around 250 marijuana plants were seized by RCMP from two “sophisticated” grow operations in Salmo on Thursday.
The investigation into the property began following a traffic stop in May of 2011 in which 21 marihuana plants and several pounds of marihuana were seized from two adult men in the Salmo area.
Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services, West Kootenay Integrated
Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.
“I know that Malcolm Allen, our Party’s new Agriculture Critic will do an outstanding job representing Canadian farmers,” stated Atamanenko. “He is counting on me to bring western farming issues to his attention and I look forward to doing just that.”
By Michael Jessen
English speaking humans communicate using at least 250,000 distinct words. By contrast there are only 10 individual numbers – larger numbers being combinations of zero to nine.
To put our thoughts into words, we have an unlimited capacity to produce vocabulary. We will coin no new numbers.
While I don't like to get hung up on numbers, it does help people learn to make more conscious food decisions when they can actually see tangible evidence that the "granola" bar they ate contained mostly fat (and sugar!), and in fact was just a glorified chocolate bar.
Teck Resources Limited announced today that Mike Martin will retire from his role as General Manager Trail Operations. Mr. Martin will transition from his General Manager role beginning July 1, 2011.