COLUMN: Back to class deserves better investment

Whenever John Horgan and my NDP Opposition colleagues ask her questions in the Legislature, Premier Clark fires back that her government is supporting education with record levels of funding. With schools districts closing schools, overcrowding, an endless stream of portables in Surrey, a lack of resources for special needs students, post-secondary schools shutting high-demand programs, and no financial needs-based grants for college and university students, common sense would dictate that her responses are all talk.

COLUMN: Hitting the road and hearing from you this Summer

Representing four incorporated communities –Salmo, Nelson, Kaslo and Creston– and roughly 25 unincorporated communities, I spend much of June to September enjoying the opportunity of summer roads to get to all corners of Nelson-Creston. That’s not to say I don’t …

Summer Colouring Contest 2016

MLA Michelle Mungall is again holding her annual kids colouring contest.  This year’s contest features the BC coat of arms.  The contest runs until August 31st and four prize packages of a lunch with the MLA will be awarded in …

Mungall to send messages of love to Orlando

The tragedy in Orlando, Florida targeting the LGBTQ community leaves so many angry and sad.  This week, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall’s office is open to anyone wanting to send a message of love and support to Orlando as they grieve. …

Mungall Pens Open Letter to Minister of Education Mike Bernier

We are writing to bring your attention to the financial struggle rural school districts face in this province. In our constituencies of Nelson-Creston and Kootenay West, rural schools are facing closure and districts are charging parents for basic services such as busing. School districts are scrambling as a result of provincial government underfunding in the face of rising mandatory expenses including utilities and wages.