Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 20 2011

Lumby Village amending OCP – March 7th public meeting

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Feb 18 2011

Canadians for Reconciliation – no Liberal leadership support

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disappointed and disheartened to hear that not one BC Liberal leadership candidate had the decency to at least acknowledge the public request to declare the value of the historical contributions of Indigenous and Chinese communities in BC,” said Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

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Feb 06 2011

Have you seen this? on prison

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Research on small rural prison towns: The Real Cost of Prisons Project: New Reasearch and Papers An American Seduction: Portrait of a Prison Town By Joelle Fraser This paper is under review at the Journal of the Community Development Society.  Please do not copy or reproduce any portion of it without the permission of the …

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Feb 05 2011

5 Legal Aid Centres closed = more people in Remand

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If Kelowna had a Legal Aid Office many people would not be in Remand waiting for a court date when a judge would appoint a lawyer to help them respond to charges. Warehousing people is wrong.

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Feb 03 2011

Prisons do not benefit small towns!

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When offshore sweat shop workers became too expensive the Corporations hired prison inmates at slave wages

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Feb 03 2011

Welcome Jodi Lougheed – new blogger for theXpress

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Lumby’s Operating Expenditure Growth (Munc. Spending) has increased by 141.5% between 2000 and 2008… there is huge fiscal sustainability problem in Lumby

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Feb 02 2011

PRISONS and RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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FACT SHEET # 1: JOBS While prisons create jobs, these benefits do not necessarily aid the host county. Findings from recent studies on prisons and rural communities in New York, Washington State, California, Colorado and Missouri show: Residents of rural counties with one or more prisons do not gain employment advantages compared to rural counties …

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