I don't know. I sat down to write a Christmas piece and this came out instead. Well, it's a sort of Christmas story...
Ed. Note: The following is an opinion piece provided by The IBEW Union.
Unless a Grinch’s heart grows, this story of 225 locked out electrical workers won’t have a very merry ending. The latest round of negotiations between FortisBC and its electrical workers have failed; all but ensuring 225 workers will be locked out for the holiday season.
Oh, who doesn’t love a good political scandal? Even though I don’t watch the news anymore, I am enjoying the sideshow that is the Robert Ford debacle in Toronto, and the international attention it’s been getting. And the current federal Conservative senator scandal is pretty juicy, too, I have to admit.
No one wants war. Likely, most people are relieved that imminent threats of US military interventions against Syria have been postponed. However, what remains is the question of what to do about the humanitarian crisis which has left over 100,000 people dead and more than one million people seeking refuge in neighboring countries. How should the world respond?
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s recent mission to Latin America cannot mask Canada’s unprecedented diplomatic isolation in the hemisphere. Despite shifting ‘aid’ to the region and claiming to have made Latin America a priority, Ottawa is increasingly offside with a region breaking free from centuries of Western imperialism.
Just across the border, in the sleepy town of Northport WA, lies a place like no other. It can provide you an escape from the everyday, and has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that seems to have been lost as the years have progressed.
Letter to the Editor:
This week is Gay Pride Week in the Kootenays. This is a celebration of love and understanding to millions of people worldwide and, in many cases, the acknowledgment of equal rights for LGBT couples. I am afraid to say that I
have been remiss in my duties as a councillor as I did not bring up the topic
We all spend time as kids imagining how our lives might be when we grow up. And then we grow up and we find ourselves imagining what might happen if…
In business, those daydreams can often turn into guessing games, red herrings and assumptive goose chases. But with some imagination and calculation, business owners can turn guessing games into well-conceived strategies.
The federal government has tabled legislation, Bill S-10, An Act to Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions. My party opposes this Bill because it does not signify an attempt to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions but in fact, proposes to make an exception to it.
Small town B.C. may be facing a plague of what disgraced former U.S. vice president Spiro Agnew called the nattering nabobs of negativity or at least that's what a number of B.C. mayors and their allies would have you believe.
The crime these nattering nabobs have committed? Having the temerity to challenge council gospel.