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Okanagan trail groups discuss potential for federal infrastructure funding

Don Gemmell with the Trail of the Okanagans group says in an email delegations from the Thompson-Okanagan Tourist Association, from the Columbia, Shuswap and North...

Kamloops high schoolers lobbying to lower voting age

“They're thinking about it,” Reid says. “I'm leaving this up to the students, I don't want to make decisions on where we go with this...

ALBAS: Federal debt is concern now and in the future

When any level of Government releases an annual budget often the focus tends to be largely and understandably on what programs and projects an elected...

ANDERSON: An unbearable lightness of mien

... frolicking by the sea in a "cabinet retreat" at the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, NB. Asked about the IMF's prognosis - by the...

2015 TOP STORIES: Politics divided our ridings like never before as Liberals ...

Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, seeking a fourth term after nearly ten years in power, dropped the writ on the longest federal election campaign in...

Request for federal panel review of Ajax Mine 'lost in the shuffle'

In October 2013 Milobar met with former Conservative Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who turned down the city's request for the federal review. If a review...

ELECTION 2015: Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo's Conservative Cathy McLeod ready for ...

Globalnews.caKAMLOOPS - Cleanup efforts are underway at Conservative campaign headquarters in Kamloops and while member of Parliament Cathy McLeod topped the polls, she calls the...

Former Okanagan MPs to earn millions in pension

Former Conservative MP for North Okanagan-Shuswap Colin Mayes also put in 9.5 years as a member of Parliament, but chose to not run in the...

ELECTION 2015: Conservative Cathy McLeod re-elected in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo

Vancouver SunMcLeod's Conservative campaign office was perhaps more somber than a winning candidate's office might be. McLeod called the night 'bittersweet' as she maintained her...

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo: Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod

OUR TAKE: Cathy McLeod benefits from being an incumbent. She knows the issues, she knows the game. She surprised us in her candour in some...

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola: Conservative candidate Dan Albas

OUR TAKE: While Dan Albas has been quite capable of representing the riding in the past, here he shows he bleeds Tory Blue. By offering...

Kelowna-Lake Country: Conservative candidate Ron Cannan

OUR TAKE: Now and again, there are exceptions to the rule and Ron Cannan is an exception. While you are most likely to vote on...

ELECTION 2015: New polls paint different pictures in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Historically, the North Okanagan-Shuswap has been a strong Conservative riding. In the 2011 election, Conservative Colin Mayes won with 55 per cent of the vote.

Rona Ambrose in Kamloops: She came, she saw, she said little

KAMLOOPS - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose visited Kamloops yesterday to help fellow Conservative candidate Cathy McLeod on the campaign trail but only spent five...

Election 2015: Anybody But Conservatives are all out of luck

Dan Albas won the bulk of the area in the old Okanagan-Coquihalla riding with 53.5 per cent of the vote. The NDP came second in...

Election 2015: UBC Okanagan students get a chance to grill local candidates

Castanet.netConservative incumbent Dan Albas told the crowd what ever happens in the election, young people need to stay engaged. “I know there's often times a...

ELECTION 2015: Cannan hopes marketing background will result in another ...

KELOWNA - Ron Cannan has shown a flair for winning campaigns when he needs to, something he ties to his extensive background in marketing and...

ELECTION 2015: From martial arts instructor to MP, incumbent Dan Albas says he ...

WEST KELOWNA – Dan Albas is not just a Conservative, he says, he is also a trusted local politician who puts his constituents needs ahead...

ELECTION 2015: Conservative Cathy McLeod seeks re-election in Kamloops

KamloopsBCNowKAMLOOPS - Cathy McLeod is not only the incumbent in the race to be the MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, but she is also a wife, mother...

ELECTION 2015: NDP candidate says life's lessons prepared her well for ...

Norah Bowman, a rookie candidate for the NDP, is going after Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan, a three-term Member of Parliament who last election took 58...

ELECTION 2015: NDP candidate for South Okanagan

- West Kootenay predicting ...InfoTel News LtdThe 61 year old isn't a stranger to politics, having run as a provincial NDP candidate three years...

ANDERSON: Bill S-7: Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act

"Having the words 'barbaric' and 'cultural' in the same title is offensive to some people," announced Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe Pierrefonds - NDP MP for Dollard, QC.

Kelowna Chamber will host federal candidates forum

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - Three candidates battling it out for the Kelowna-Lake Country federal riding will square off in a candidates forum next month. The Kelowna...

Mark your calendars: North Okanagan-Shuswap all candidates forum happening ...

With Conservative MP Colin Mayes not seeking reelection, the region is guaranteed a new face at the end of the election. Parties have already announced...

POULSEN: Okanagan MP is one hard worker

It's said that all politics are local, although with Harper's decision to break the bank (our bank) with a long campaign and a lot of...

MP's brag about accomplishments as early election expectations mount

Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas rarely puts out news releases, but instead publishes regular newsletters touting his and his party's funding accomplishments. In the last week,...

Liberals and Greens join forces in Kelowna to take down Conservative Cannan

TheTyee.caBoth parties say the purpose of the agreement is singular — to help get rid of the Stephen Harper and the Conservatives by combining to...

MP Ron Cannan hopes Conservative track record on economy will ensure him a ...

KELOWNA - Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna Lake Country, has the weight of history behind him as he looks for a fourth consecutive...

LOEWEN: From Stormfront to your front: When hate gets a free ride

“(H)ats off the (sic) Steven Harper and the Conservatives for Finlay (sic) scarping (sic) this "law"! Hats off to ... But the passing of Brian...

ANDERSON: A tale of two scandals

In a nutshell, 68 NDP MPs contributed budget money toward housing taxpayer-paid "parliamentary staffers" in NDP offices in Quebec. NDP party leader (Nycole Turmel), among...

Would-be Conservative-killers already campaigning in Kelowna-Lake Country

Confidence aside, Bowman does acknowedge the formidable numbers incumbent Conservative MP Ron Cannan racked up in the 2011 election, pulling about 56 per cent of...

JONESIE: Why the Conservatives love that you hate Allan Schoenborn

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and your local MP — Dan Albas, Ron Cannan, Colin Mayes, Cathy McLeod — think Jack should have died in prison.

National anti-terrorism bill demonstrations make stops in Thompson-Okanagan

Castanet.netDozens of people showed up outside Kamloops Conservative MP Cathy McLeod's office. In Vernon, the noon hour rally took place in front of Okanagan-Shuswap MP...

Conservatives chose candidate to run in federal election

Castanet.net Conservative Colin Mayes took over when he was elected in the 2006 federal vote and passes the torch to Arnold fas the party's candidate for...

Dan Albas named first MP for new riding

Albas, who is wrapping up his first term as the MP for the Okanagan-Coquihalla, was the only nominee whose application was received by the Conservative...