Trudeau’s Liberals reaching out to B.C.

A letter to the editor from Canal Flats coucillor Paul Marcil


Dear Editor:


While I do applaud the compliments for the “Lake Stewards” (in last week’s issue), I do want to note about the “potential discounts for valley residents.” Tilley Memorial Park, which is the boat launch/beach facility in Canal Flats, is a wholly village-owned site. Village taxpayers are responsible for all costs to operate this site including staffing, landscaping, improvements, etc. etc. There is no Provincial/ Regional District or any other local government or residential developments in the area contributing anything to the $39,000-plus yearly operating costs. The boat launch/beach user fees cover approximately 60 per cent of this amount. The balance is covered by village taxpayers who pay whether they use it or not — so valley residents and visitors are already getting a discount.




Paul Marcil

Village of Canal Flats Councillor



Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read