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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, Haiti’s President Jovenel Moise addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters in New York. Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassinated at home

‘The message to the people of Haiti is this is a tragic tragedy’

 

Voters head to cast their ballot in Canada’s federal election at the Fairbanks Interpretation Centre in Dartmouth, N.S., on October 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Parties rake in millions in donations despite pandemic, padding campaign war chests

Federal parties appear to have seen a drop in their fundraising in 2020

 

District of Sicamous council approved a pay increase for the district’s mayor and councillors. (File photo)

Sicamous council approves pay raises

Council updated a 2019 bylaw at its March 24 meeting

District of Sicamous council approved a pay increase for the district’s mayor and councillors. (File photo)
The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Maintaining a strong democracy

Canada has placed fifth worldwide for the level of its democracy

The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Twenty-three B.C. mayors have asked Premier John Horgan to enshrine five pillars of action that give natural resource development a key role in B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

B.C. mayors want key role for resource development in pandemic recovery

23 leaders pen letter to premier, asking for inclusion in new policy discussions

Twenty-three B.C. mayors have asked Premier John Horgan to enshrine five pillars of action that give natural resource development a key role in B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is applying for a grant to fund erosion mitigation along the fragile Newsome Creek banks. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District applies for grant to fund Newsome Creek work

A 2019 study found erosion of the creek banks threatens at least four properties

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is applying for a grant to fund erosion mitigation along the fragile Newsome Creek banks. (File photo)
Recycling depot at Salmon Arm landfill back in operation

Recycling depot at Salmon Arm landfill back in operation

Full bins and a lack of bags led to two service disruptions in the month of May

Recycling depot at Salmon Arm landfill back in operation
A worker moves refuse at the Salmon Arm Landfill (CSRD photo)

Dirt deal delivers savings for Salmon Arm taxpayers

Clean fill from Ross Street underpass project will be dumped for free then reused

A worker moves refuse at the Salmon Arm Landfill (CSRD photo)
A petition is circulated asking the CSRD to live stream or record their board meetings for later viewing. (File photo)
A petition is circulated asking the CSRD to live stream or record their board meetings for later viewing. (File photo)
A boil water notice has been issued for the Anglemont Water System. (CSRD photo)                                A boil water notice has been issued for the Anglemont Water System. (CSRD photo)

Boil Water Notice issued for Anglemont Water System users in North Shuswap

Elevated bacterial levels were found in a March 9 water sample

A boil water notice has been issued for the Anglemont Water System. (CSRD photo)                                A boil water notice has been issued for the Anglemont Water System. (CSRD photo)
Funds announced for Sicamous firefighter training, forest fire prevention

Funds announced for Sicamous firefighter training, forest fire prevention

Fire department to receive about $175,000 in grant funding

Funds announced for Sicamous firefighter training, forest fire prevention
A new covered walkway leading out to the parking lot of the Sicamous and District Rec Centre is being funded by the CSRD. (File photo)

New covered walkway, maintenance in store for Sicamous ice rink

Machinery and equipment upgrades planned for arena

A new covered walkway leading out to the parking lot of the Sicamous and District Rec Centre is being funded by the CSRD. (File photo)
A map showing the proposed boundaries for an incorporated municipality made up of the communities of Sorrento and Blind Bay. (Contributed)

Public input vital to Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation study

Details are expected to be ironed out by Feb. 2021, a referendum could follow

A map showing the proposed boundaries for an incorporated municipality made up of the communities of Sorrento and Blind Bay. (Contributed)
The draft financial documents which the CSRD will be considering at their first budget meeting on Jan. 29 are available to the public online. (CSRD photo)

Have a say on spending of tax dollars in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Interested members of the public can attend one of two meetings in Salmon Arm

The draft financial documents which the CSRD will be considering at their first budget meeting on Jan. 29 are available to the public online. (CSRD photo)
Secondary residences in the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Regional District of North Okanagan must now be approved by the local government and the Agricultural Land Commission following provincial changes. (file)

Secondary dwellings in North Okanagan’s ALR not banned: Ministry

Provincial changes require additional approval for mobile, manufactured homes on farmland in RDNO

Secondary residences in the Agricultural Land Reserve in the Regional District of North Okanagan must now be approved by the local government and the Agricultural Land Commission following provincial changes. (file)