Candace Batycki

COLUMN: Working together to preserve farmland

It is rare to be able to meet all one’s own food needs. Here in the Kootenays we import as much as 95 per cent of our food.

The ILMA’s ‘timber grab’

During the last municipal election campaign the word “sustainability” was used so much, by so many

The many levels of politics

Local politics, with its emphasis on face-to-face interactions, challenges us to work with the range of perspectives

Looking at the year ahead

Down at City Hall, January turns our minds to budgeting.

A year in the life of Nelson city council

Thank you to those of you who braved the elements and participated in our democracy.

More bang for your bucks in Nelson

Kootenay Barter was the Kootenay’s first stab at local currency.

Inhaling the Stop the Violence BC discussion

When the gavel came down to end last Monday’s council meeting, I exhaled.

Protecting our vital asset: Kootenay Lake

In 1986 some friends of mine were working in Nelson on the Steve Martin film Roxanne.

Nelson city councillor looks at KHAOS and climate change

Nelson city councillor Candace Batycki looks at climate change, the Northern Gateway pipeline and KHAOS in this week's council column.

Nelson council off to an agenda-packed start

Last week I was doing a radio interview; the host introduced me as “perhaps Nelson’s greenest councillor"