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by Castlegar Source on Sunday Aug 30 2015

Salt Spring Island - Shortly after 12 a.m. on Aug. 29th, officers with the Salt Spring Island RCMP were conducting an impaired driving checkpoint in the 100 Block of Upper Ganges Road, when a man driving a Chevrolet Blazer attempted to avoid the checkpoint, nearly striking an officer who was on foot.

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2015

Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson issued the following statement in response to a July 10 incident involving a firefighting aircraft working on the Puntzi Lake wildfire:

“On the afternoon of July 10, 2015, an Air Tractor AT-802F Fire Boss amphibious airtanker working on the Punzti Lake wildfire in the Cariboo Fire Centre went down in Puntzi Lake.

by Trail Champion on Monday Jun 08 2015

Around 11:00 p.m. on June 6, 2015 the Williams Lake RCMP received multiple reports of several shots being fired in the 900 block of Western Avenue. 

by Dermod Travis on Wednesday May 20 2015

"Don't mind the elephant in the room, we're redecorating."

When the B.C. government tabled its legislation to amend the Election Act in March, it was probably hoping no one would notice. They were in for a bit of a shock.

by Trail Champion on Monday Mar 23 2015

On June 12, 2015, Coquitlam RCMP’s very own Cpl. Nigel Blake, along with a team of more than 75 riders, will embark on the 2015 Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) Battlefield Bike Ride in Western Europe supporting the WWC’s outstanding programs.

by Sara Golling on Sunday Mar 22 2015

So, you think the federal Bill C-51 is bad?    It is.  And here comes the DRAFT new BC Societies Act, provincial legislation with provisions that will make life even worse for any society that speaks up about anything.  If this draft Act is made law, Sections 98 and 99  will enable any person  to brin

by Art Joyce on Saturday Mar 21 2015

“In a peaceful age I might have written ornate or merely descriptive books, and might have remained almost unaware of my political loyalties. As it is I have been forced into becoming a sort of pamphleteer.”—George Orwell, Why I Write, 1946

George Orwell warned of totalitarian states in his dystopic novel ‘1984.’ (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

by Sara Golling on Thursday Mar 19 2015

On April 14, provincial and territorial leaders are to meet in Quebec City for a special Council of Federation meeting to talk about climate change.  Some prominent Canadians -- and many others, less prominent but equally concerned -- plan to attend a march there on April 11, in an attempt to get a message to our politicians about the urgent need  for action.

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Mar 18 2015

The World Federalist Movement has issued a press release about Canada's new federal legislation ratifying the implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions -- an international treaty intended to ban the use of  cluster bombs. 

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 12 2015

 The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2016 program.  Applications are due by April 30, 2015 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at http://www.nuffield.ca.

Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2016.

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