Michelle Mungall

COLUMN: Our kids deserve a lot better

No official statement to media, no statement to parents and teachers. Nothing to the 500,000 kids who are missing out on their education.

COLUMN: Let’s win the ‘keep Jumbo Wild’ fight

This summer, the temperature isn’t the only thing heating up. The fight for Jumbo Wild is sure to heat up.

COLUMN: Spreading the spirit of democracy

Democracy is one of the world’s most valued institutions. It gives every person a chance to voice their views through the ballot box.

COLUMN: Don’t claw back child support

Every child deserves the very best we can offer. In a province as wealthy as British Columbia, we can do so much more for our kids.

COLUMN: Standing up for what we hold dear

Standing up for the Kootenays is something I take seriously. Our region is the most beautiful place in the world.

COLUMN: Ukraine — People want democracy

I have been following these stories closely. Sixteen months ago I was in Ukraine, part of Canada’s mission to observe the national election.

COLUMN: Good farmland means healthy local food

The ALR is 40-years-old. Created to protect BC’s limited agricultural land for food production, the ALR is a legacy from the 1970s

COLUMN: New year presents new opportunities

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, enjoying all that our region has to offer at this time of year.

COLUMN: Valuing volunteers on World Food Day

Ten years ago, we provided hundreds of low-income people with free, nutritious food to prevent hunger in our community.

Ignorance not bliss, MLA says

Ignorance is bliss they say. If you don’t know about something, you don’t worry about it, see a problem that needs fixing, or take action.

Education is more than just classroom experience

This week, kindergardeners are stepping foot inside our local schools for the first time.

A bittersweet ceremony for Mungall

On June 12, all NDP members of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly were sworn in as the Official Opposition to BC’s government.

A town without a home

On February 19, the new Jumbo municipality had its first council meeting.

Voices heard, action taken

In our fast-paced world, however, we often forget that it also takes time.

Ukraine, Jumbo and democracy

Over the holiday season, many of us reflect upon the things for which we are grateful.

Students drowning in debt

Labour Day long weekend has come and gone, and students are now back in classes.

MLA Column: Gratitude for Johnsons Landing

Before July 12, most people had never heard of Johnsons Landing

A lack of authenticity

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with politics and those who’ve been elected? Many do. I do too, and I am one of them.

Jumbo mistake gets bigger

For 20 years the vast majority of Kootenay residents have been clear about a resort proposed right in the middle of the region.

Driving towards a change in the Kootenays

For the past two years, I have been receiving many phone calls and letters about the DriveABLE program.