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A look back... by JAMIE NESBITT - Bulletin Editor
W. A. Price of Cassils:
Atlee old-timer   Full Story >
Carbon tax fills vacuum - not coffers - NATIONAL AFFAIRS by CHANTAL HÉBERT
In an ideal world - at least from the federal perspective - the carbon tax Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday is one that he would be happy enough to never have to collect anywhere in the country.
For this is not about replenishing the coffers of an impoverished federal government.
Trudeau’s planned introduction of a national floor price for carbon in 2018 marks the belated end of a federal vacuum that has seen successive prime ministers - from Jean Chrétien onward - make climate-change commitments on the international scene and then do little to ensure Canada meets them.
The result has been a patchwork of provincial schemes that lack a connection to an overall plan and the clarity and impetus that could have attended it.   Full Story >
Gwynne Dyer -The Problem with Referendums
 President Juan Manuel Santos was not obliged to hold a referendum to ratify the deal to end sixty years of war between the Colombian government and FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). It was held because both Santos and the FARC leaders thought a referendum victory would make it harder for any later government to break the deal – but they lost the referendum.
In Sunday’s referendum, slightly more than a third of qualified Colombian voters (37 percent) actually bothered to cast a ballot – and the ‘No’ side won by a sliver-thin majority of 50.2 percent. The ‘Yes’ side, however, got large majorities in the more rural parts of the country that had been devastated by the long war.  Full Story >
Just a few words... by Jon Nesbitt
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Life as I know it! by Colleen Crawford
Crunching Numbers  Full Story >
Sports by Bruce Penton
City OKs ninth liquor store 

Three head euthanized after cattleliner fire 

Community resource funds nearly drained 

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