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By Laila Yuile on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

For years, I have often wondered why, in such  ’tough economic times’, the very expensive  Sea to Sky highway was not tolled. I’ve called for it, many of you have called for it, and last year,  even Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

New Democrats are asking tough questions about foreign ownership in light of the revelation that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has no research on the impact of foreign ownership in Canada’s broadcast and telecom industries. Speaking to the issue in late July, New Democrat Culture Critic Charlie Angus said the Harper government’s decision to open the...

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 26 2010

The Selkirk College Saints made the first road trip a memorable one as the Kootenay-based team doubled the University of the Fraser Valley 6-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League play Friday at at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre.

Former Nelson Leaf snipers, Caleb Georgetti of Nelson and Scott Jago of Castlegar, provided the offence, as Selkirk exploded for four second...

By Murray Dobbin on Monday Oct 25 2010

 I have argued that ideology makes you stupid and if you have power it makes you dangerous. One of the best examples is the idiocy of more and more tax cuts with the supposed goal of making Canadian business internationally “competitive.”

First, tax rates regularly come about sixth or seventh down the list of factors that actual CEOs look at when deciding whether or not to invest.  For...

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...
By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Gardeners may be unwittingly spreading invasive plants throughout the Kootenays. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), an invasive plant that can be extremely harmful to people, has recently been discovered in the New Denver area.

 

The Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC) has worked collaboratively with the Invasive Plant Council of BC local Hot Spots team to...

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Wally Penner, Vice President of Community Partnerships, is leaving Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to join SNC-Lavalin Inc. as the Regional Project Manager for the Waneta Expansion Project, announced Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO.

"This is an exciting opportunity for Wally to literally be a part of building a legacy that both present and future generations will benefit from; however,...

By Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 27 2010

Registration is now open for the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium: Shaping Our Future Together: Take Action, Build Partnerships, Strengthen Communities. Hosted by CBT, the symposium takes place October 22–24, 2010, in Revelstoke. People interested in attending the free event are invited to register online, call 1.800.505.8998 or drop into a CBT...

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