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Mungall calls for return of Fish & Wildlife Compensation jobs

Posted on 30. Nov, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Mungall calls for return of Fish & Wildlife Compensation jobs

On the last day of the Fall Legislative session, MLA Michelle Mungall again asked the Minister of Energy and Mines to reconsider cuts to BC Hydro that will see the Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) office shut down. This follows a month of waiting for a response to a letter Mungall sent the Minister on this issue.

Is banning pesticides a political or scientific decision?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Is banning pesticides a political or scientific decision?

Five months ago MLA Bill Bennett was assigned to the province’s Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides and it’s been a challenging, technical journey, reports Sally MacDonald for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

Mungall casts support for federal NDP leadership candidate

Posted on 21. Sep, 2011 by in Federal Politics, Provincial Politics

Mungall casts support for federal NDP leadership candidate

Michelle Mungall has thrown her support behind Brian Topp, president of the federal NDP, reports Megan Cole for the Nelson Star.

Topp was one of the first to declare his intention to replace former leader Jack Layton as the federal party’s leader. Mungall got to know Topp when he worked with the provincial NDP this summer.

Two Kootenay MLAs react to HST results

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Two Kootenay MLAs react to HST results

Now that the HST has been defeated it’s time to move on, says the MLA for Kooteay East, reports Barry Coulter for the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.

BC Liberal Bill Bennett told the newspaper it’s time to spend energy improving the province.

Mungall remembers Layton

Posted on 22. Aug, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Mungall remembers Layton

OPEN LETTER from Michelle Mungall, NDP MLA for Nelson-Creston Hearing that NDP leader Jack Layton passed away this morning has struck me with a level of unexplainable sadness. I first met Jack when he stepped forward to run for leader of the national New Democratic Party. I was 23 years-old, and inspired by his energy, [...]

‘Liberals out of touch with student debt’: Mungall

Posted on 12. Aug, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

‘Liberals out of touch with student debt’: Mungall

Comments made by Liberal Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto show she is out of touch with the difficulties facing most B.C. students says New Democrat advanced education critic Michelle Mungall.

NDP’s Macdonald most expensive Kootenay MLA

Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

NDP’s Macdonald most expensive Kootenay MLA

How much does a MLA cost? The province has just released the tab run up by politicians and among Kootenay politicians, the NDP’s Norm MacDonald tops the list.

The main difference between MacDonald, MLA for Columbia River-Revelstoke, and the other Members of the Legislative Assembly are his expenses: $41,482 for travel and; $19,418 for capital city living allowance.

Conroy re-nominated as NDP candidate for Kootenay West

Posted on 20. Jul, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Conroy re-nominated as NDP candidate for Kootenay West

On July 12th members of the BC NDP Kootenay West Constituency Association held its nomination meeting at the Castlegar Community Complex. A large and enthusiastic crowd of supporters acclaimed Katrine Conroy as the NDP candidate for the next provincial election.

Dix says Nelson hospital should have more services

Posted on 12. Jul, 2011 by in Provincial Politics

Dix says Nelson hospital should have more services

Adrian Dix, leader of the NDP, told a small group of Kootenay residents he wants to restore many services at Nelson’s hospital, reports Greg Nesteroff for the Nelson Star.

Surgery and 24-hour service for the CT scanner were some of the items Dix told the crowd, but there were some concerns from a Trail doctor about what that would mean for his city’s service. Dix said Trail didn’t have to lose out.

Dix talks health in Nelson

Posted on 08. Jul, 2011 by in Nelson, Provincial Politics

Dix talks health in Nelson

Adrian Dix, leader of the B.C. NDP, will take part in a Nelson health care forum, reports the Nelson Star.

The forum is organized by the Health Task Force and Nelson and Area Society for Health.

“[Dix] is going to put forth his health care initiative for the Kootenays and the province,” says city councillor and society member Robin Cherbo.