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. …

COLUMN: The wrong approach for education

Have you ever heard of Niccolo Machiavelli? If you’re a fan of the TV program The Borgias, you may recall that he made a few appearances. He was a writer, diplomat and political operative during the Italian Renaissance. Among political scientists …

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.

COLUMN: A day in BC legislature life, part two

Frequently, Kootenay residents ask what my days in BC’s legislature look like. A lot happens, and this is the second instalment of a two-part series that looks at a typical day. Last month, I wrote about the morning and this …