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COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: 'I don't want to wait until 2017'

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: 'I don't want to wait until 2017'

"We are not discussing pipes in the ground, but people, and that can get complicated."
COLUMN: Public input important to city decision-making process

COLUMN: Public input important to city decision-making process

From city councillor Anna Purcell...
COLUMN: The future of Railtown and Baker St. discussed

COLUMN: The future of Railtown and Baker St. discussed

COLUMN: Government makes trustees’ jobs even harder

COLUMN: Government makes trustees’ jobs even harder

As the Kootenay Lake district nears a decision on closing six schools, I thought about how many I’ve seen shuttered since 1998.
COLUMN: Half an hour with the Nelson Killjoys

COLUMN: Half an hour with the Nelson Killjoys

Reporter Will Johnson learned firsthand what it takes to be a derby girl.
COLUMN: Create community karma: help a senior

COLUMN: Create community karma: help a senior

Widening our definition of extended family to include unrelated seniors has the potential to improve the quality of life for all involved.
COLUMN: Three days at the Tiny Lights Festival

COLUMN: Three days at the Tiny Lights Festival

Reporter Will Johnson met musicians, danced with a baby and was immortalized in tin at this year’s Ymir festival.
COLUMN: Why I voted against the assisted dying bill

COLUMN: Why I voted against the assisted dying bill

In March I wrote in this column about the ongoing debates in parliament around medical aid in dying.
COLUMN: MP’s staff helps serve huge riding

COLUMN: MP’s staff helps serve huge riding

“We’re going to have to buy some tissue for constituents coming into the office.”
COLUMN: The wrong approach for education

COLUMN: The wrong approach for education

Premier Christy Clark seems to be taking advice from Machiavelli when it comes to funding schools, Michelle Mungall writes.