"The apology has been given and it won't be repeated." Some harsh comments from someone, who is supposed to be sorry. These are the words of Secretary of State Jason Kenney, who accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week to British Columbia on its 150th celebrations and issuing the formal apology to Canadian Sikhs for the Komagata Maru incident.
Here we are a week into the Olympic Games and, as of yesterday at press time, Canada is still without a medal. It's frustrating, there's no doubt about that. We had hopes of medals from some of our swimmers, but nothing materialized. Other competitors also seem to be falling short.
The community will have a chance (sorry for the pun) to comment on whether Chances Good Times Gaming Centre should be allowed to move to the Treasure Cove Casino. Owner John Major, just four months after opening in the new location downtown, says revenue is down between 20 and 25 per cent. A better business plan would have been nice.
With many others, I am becoming afraid for the future of Prince George. When we have gun battles, with multiple shots fired, on our streets, something is seriously wrong. My fear level has gone up a couple of notches. There are many others who call Prince George home who feel the same.
John Masters/Meridian Writers’ Group The focal point of Val-Jalbert is its ruined pulp mill, next to 74-metre-high [243-foot-high] Ouiatchouan Falls. BY JOHN MASTERS Meridian Writers’ Group VAL-JALBERT, QuébecFew ghost towns, if any, can mark the moment of their death as precisely as Val-Jalbert. For this pulp-mill town in the woods of central Québec the moment came at midnight on August 13, 1927 when “the mill siren, with a cry sinister and heart-rending, announced to...
Two Rivers Gallery will host a special artist's talk with Mario Doucette at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Doucette is from Moncton, New Brunswick and is the 2008 Atlantic finalist for the prestigious Sobey Art Award and will be at Two Rivers Gallery for the opening of his exhibition Histoires/Histories.