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Mike Farnworth speaks to invitees of the Build Back Better, Together intergovernmental flood recovery forum in Abbotsford on July 14. (Twitter/Watershed Watch Salmon Society)

Flood recovery forum in Fraser Valley focused on ‘breaking down silos’

Governments, private sector representatives met in unprecedented way to discuss rebuilding region

 

Protesters, many carrying Sri Lankan flags, gather outside the presidents office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, July 9, 2022. Sri Lankan protesters stormed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence and nearby office on Saturday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital Colombo in the biggest demonstration yet to vent their fury against a leader they hold responsible for the island nation’s worst economic crisis. (AP Photo/Thilina Kaluthotage)

Sri Lanka opposition meets to name new government amid turmoil

Protesters stormed the president and prime minister’s homes over the country’s economic crisis

 

FILE - Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Polarized view of democracy is a false reality: Okanagan College professor

Dr. Rosalind Warner argues more that we agree on than disagree

 

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file

‘Bureaucratic bungle’: No timeline on Kelowna airport opening to international travel

Kelowna International Airport has not offered international services since April 9, 2020

Kelowna International Airport. —Image: Capital News file
Karen Brown is concerned discussions around the proposed incorporation of the South Shuswap will lead to heightened tensions within the community. (Google maps)
Karen Brown is concerned discussions around the proposed incorporation of the South Shuswap will lead to heightened tensions within the community. (Google maps)
Canada’s Conservative Party was quick to criticize incumbent federal Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland regarding a tweet she shared alleged to have contained “manipulated media.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick photo)

Column: Election time requires extra care when consuming information

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Aug 24, 2021
Canada’s Conservative Party was quick to criticize incumbent federal Liberal candidate Chrystia Freeland regarding a tweet she shared alleged to have contained “manipulated media.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick photo)
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’

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)
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

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
Premier Jason Kenney (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Premier Jason Kenney (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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)