• City council opts out of extra meeting following election

      The current Merritt city council won’t be holding an additional meeting after the results of the 2018 municipal election are in later this year. While discussing adopting the 2018 schedule of council meetings last month, Coun....

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  • TNRD BRIEFS: Ranta re-elected as board chair

      by Kamloops This Week Cache Creek Mayor John Ranta will remain at the head of the board table at the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Ranta was re-elected as board chair for his fourth consecutive term at the...

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  • DYER: The rise of the German right

    Angela Merkel’s slogan in her campaign for a fourth term as Chancellor was terminally bland and smug — “For a Germany in which we live well and love living” — but it did the job, sort of....

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  • Greens begin talks with other parties

    Taking corporate and union donations out of B.C. politics is the first priority for B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver, who may hold the balance of power in a minority government after Tuesday’s election. “We put it on...

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  • FLETCHER: BC Liberals ‘bold as brass’

    It takes nerve to raise Canada’s only dedicated medical care tax year after year until it’s doubled, then promise to cut it by half after you’re re-elected. There’s brass and then there’s BC Liberal brass. Christy Clark...

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  • Election issue: parties square off on schools

    Regardless of who wins the May 9 provincial election, there will be millions more dollars and thousands more teachers entering the public school system. This election follows the Supreme Court of Canada’s November decision to reinstate terms...

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  • NDP vows big spending, balanced budget

    NDP leader John Horgan proposes to increase spending by $717 million in the current year, start a four-year removal of Medical Services Plan premiums, freeze BC Hydro rates, roll back ICBC rate increases, eliminate bridge tolls and...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • FLETCHER: Forest policies need to add up

    We’ll hear a lot of talk about “raw logs” in the next few weeks, as B.C. political parties position themselves for the May 9 vote. “Raw logs” is the emotional buzzword designed to bring the issue down...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • Upper Nicola Band election a close one

    It turns out one vote can make a difference. The race was as close as it could be, but in the end Harvey McLeod won re-election as Chief of the Upper Nicola Band by a single vote....

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  • UNB election coming up

    Next week members of the Upper Nicola Band head to the polls to choose their next Chief and five councillors for a three-year term. Vying for Chief is incumbent Harvey McLeod, his predecessor Dan Manuel and Fred...

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