January 2017

COLUMN: What Scientists Said 25 Years Ago

One tiny sample of trash pollution: just one symptom.

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

Column: Unfinished Business

Christy Clark

Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but 2017 is an election year in British Columbia.

On the presumption they're not the same thing, government and election ads should be over by the Stanley Cup semi-finals.

There are bits of unfinished business the B.C. government could attend to in the meantime, though.

Just as there are debt clocks to track the growth in public debt, perhaps there should be a “not forthcoming clock” to track the amount of time it takes for the government to come clean on the 2012 health ministry firings.

Fatal accident takes life of local man in Robson

Fatal accident takes life of local man in Robson

A local man has died after an accident early this morning, according to police.

“At 1 a.m., a 28-year-old male pedestrian walking on the road was fatally struck by a vehicle on Robson Access Road,” said West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry. “The highway was closed for several hours and traffic was detoured until the scene investigation was completed. The driver of the vehicle was not physically injured.

Editorial: Ignorance as a Survival Tactic

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There, a nice picture of a cat. Now for some of the stuff we'd rather ignore, even if that's not a very smart move.

21 flu-related deaths at IH care facilities, outbreaks in Trail and Castlegar

21 flu-related deaths at IH care facilities, outbreaks in Trail and Castlegar

Influenza outbreaks are plaguing longterm care facilities in the Interior Health region, including ones in Castlegar and Trail, according to Pamela De Bruin, IH manager for Communicable Diseases and Immunization Programs.

A bit of unfinished business

There a few things the government needs to clear up before the election May 9.

Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but 2017 is an election year in British Columbia.

On the presumption they're not the same thing, government and election ads should be over by the Stanley Cup semi-finals.

There's a bit of unfinished business, the B.C. government could attend to in the meantime, though.

Just as there are debt clocks to track the growth in public debt, perhaps there should be a “not forthcoming clock” to track the amount of time it takes for the government to come clean on the 2012 health ministry firings.

Nelson & District Credit Union hosts Puck Toss Finale during Friday's Leafs game

Staff of Nelson & District Credit Union and members of the Nelson Leafs organization recently met to promote NDCU’s member appreciation night  and $1000 NDCU puck-toss finale planned for the Nelson Leafs game against Golden Rockets on Friday, January 6, 2017. — Submitted photo

There's a lot more on the line Friday at the NDCC Arena than the Nelson Leafs taking on the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

The Nelson and District Credit Union is hosting its member appreciation night  along with the $1000 NDCU puck-toss finale during Friday's KIJHL Kootenay Conference contest between the two teams.

The winner of the NDCU puck-toss will take home one NDCU $1,000 term deposit.

As well, NDCU members who show their NDCU MemberCard at the ticket booth will get into the game at a discounted rate.

Letter: New Year, same fight against climate change

Letter: New Year, same fight against climate change

To The Editor:

The year 2016 looks to go down as the warmest year on record. However the New Year brings reasons for optimism.

A new public opinion research survey of Canadians conducted by Abacus Data, shows 70% support a transition from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible, including half in Alberta, to cleaner, lower-carbon sources of energy.

No more Alberta advantage —corporate rates now lower in Ontario, Quebec, B.C.

The study finds that in 2014, before the current government’s tax increases, Alberta had the lowest corporate tax rate in Canada at 10 per cent.

Corporate and personal income tax hikes in Alberta last year have wiped away crucial tax advantages that helped fuel the province’s economic prosperity for years, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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