Another perspective on the farmers’ market issue

April 2nd, 2017

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 […]

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

March 31st, 2017

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 […]

Wayne’s World: Legalizing recreational marijuana

March 30th, 2017

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 being elected in 2015, I have received […]

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

March 26th, 2017

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 […]

NDP’s proposed action on US softwood a serious mistake

March 23rd, 2017

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 […]

NDP candidate issues a challenge to his opponents

March 21st, 2017

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 […]

  • Serious questions about the implications of the vacation rental issue

    March 19th, 2017

    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 those in the process of […]

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

    March 10th, 2017

    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 […]

    Good news for Steve Bender

    March 2nd, 2017

    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 […]

    Steve Bender needs a new kidney donor

    March 2nd, 2017

    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. Unfortunately, I am now in the situation that I no […]

    Wayne’s World: Lessons learned abroad

    February 28th, 2017

    In January, I was invited to participate in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development diplomatic mission to four countries – Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia and Poland. The purpose of the 12 day trip was to learn about the key political, security, and economic conditions in these countries 25 years after […]

    Ms. Anne Throap weighs in…

    February 25th, 2017

    You want a by-election for Revelstoke? I can’t remember a midterm poll ever since I moved to the ‘Stoke over 25 years ago. Do you think we need an interim trip to the ballot box over the vacation rental issue? Do you think Councillor Scott Duke should resign or be removed from City Council, is […]