Another perspective on the farmers’ market issue

Regarding the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market: I would like to voice my support of the Revelstoke Farm and Craft Market board of directors and their decision to deny Wild Flight Farm’s vendor application for the 2017 summer market. Their decision to not allow a wholesaler at the Revelstoke market is one that should be supported by all people... 

A letter to the Summer Farm & Craft Market’s membership and board

To the Summer Farm & Craft Market Board of Directors and your members: I would like to express my grave concerns with recent decisions that have resulted in the exclusion of Wild Flight Farm as a vendor of the summer market. I understand that this is not the first vendor nor member to run into these problems and as a result I am quite concerned... 

Wayne’s World: Legalizing recreational marijuana

Wayne StetskiMember of ParliamentNDP — Kootenay Columbia There was not a room in Kootenay-Columbia big enough to accommodate the 3000+ people who took part in the telephonic Town Hall I hosted on marijuana legalization in Canada.  Conveniently, most of the participants were sitting comfortably in their own living rooms taking part over the phone! Since... 

MLA Report: Citizens here want to make sure their voice is heard in Victoria

MLA Norm Macdonald On April 11th, we will launch the next election campaign, bringing to an end my 12 years serving as your Member of the Legislative Assembly. I’m spending my last weeks in this position travelling to the communities I’ve had the privilege to represent, meeting with the people who have been such an important part of the work we’ve... 

NDP’s proposed action on US softwood a serious mistake

To the Editor: BC is the largest Canadian exporter of softwood lumber to the U.S. It provides about 145,000 direct and indirect jobs – B.C. Lumber Trade Council. The U.S. Lumber Coalition is alleging Canadian lumber is being sold  below market prices in the United States. It has been reported that in the latest round of the long-running softwood... 

NDP candidate issues a challenge to his opponents

Letter to the Editor: In each community, citizens will likely only get one opportunity to see all four candidates for MLA in the same place; the all candidates debate. As someone who has been involved in local government for 15 years, I have attended many all candidate debates, and the one thing I have noticed as the years go by is that these events... 

Serious questions about the implications of the vacation rental issue

To the Editor: Perhaps I am missing something. Amidst all the furor surrounding vacation rentals, and specifically the recent concerns that have arisen pertaining to when a non-licensed rental becomes illegal. The mayor has essentially said that there are “unwritten rules” regarding when a rejected application crosses the line. Apparently... 

MLA Report: Local residents continue to demand a higher standard of government

MLA Norm Macdonald As I write this report, I am sitting in the Legislature, looking ahead to what will be my final week in the House as your Member of the Legislative Assembly. It is impossible not to feel some nostalgia as I reflect on my time here. It has been an incredible honour to represent my region in Victoria. I know that Columbia River Revelstoke... 

Good news for Steve Bender

To the Editor: With regard to my letter, Steve Bender needs a new kidney donor: One helluva human interest story. Six hours ago I couldn’t get a kidney. Now there is the potential for two on offer. Thanks also to The Current, the little paper that could and just did. If Peter and Zofie’s plan works out it could help many. Many cheers, mate. Steve... 

Steve Bender needs a new kidney donor

Dear Friends, I am writing this letter to express my desire to pursue the option of a kidney transplant. This letter is difficult for me to write but you are someone who I feel would want to know what is going on in my life. Steve Bender Unfortunately, I am now in the situation that I no longer have a potential kidney donor. Bless her wonderful intentions... 

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