I’ve just added a link to The Shuswap Fire Starter – in the Shuswap Online right hand column – something that’s been on my to-do list for a bit now.
I like both their byline Kindling for both your imagination and your fireplace as well as their clearly stated code of ethics regarding civility and personal attacks.
From the recent article Letters From the Pointless Forest: If Fish Could Vote (Caine: April 2 2013) on protecting salmon and their habitat:
MacLeod hopes that regardless of what party or candidate you support, you will go to the all-candidates meetings in your riding and ask the candidates what they would do, if elected, to protect salmon and their habitat. Do your candidates agree that existing fish farms should be relocated away from salmon migration routes if risks to salmon health are not ruled out? He also suggests sending letters and emails to your candidates and their party leaders, asking for written responses to those questions. Then, VOTE for the person you think will actually keep a promise to protect salmon and their habitats if elected.
Check out the post and the The Fire Starter … and ask these questions to those vying to represent the Shuswap!