April 2017

Where to Vote Cards are in the mail

Where to Vote Cards are in the mail

Where to Vote cards are being delivered across British Columbia starting today, and Elections BC is reminding voters to bring their card with them when they vote.

“Bringing your Where to Vote card with you will make the voting process faster and easier,” says Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer.

Registered voters will receive a card that includes the dates, times and locations for advance voting in their district. Each voter’s card also shows their assigned voting place for General Voting Day, May 9.

BC quietly grants Mount Polley permit to pipe mine waste directly into Quesnel Lake

BC quietly grants Mount Polley permit to pipe mine waste directly into Quesnel Lake

This article is from DeSmog Canada, written by Carol Linnit.

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has quietly granted the Mount Polley Mining Corporation permission to drain mining waste directly into Quesnel Lake, B.C.’s deepest fjord lake and a source of drinking water for residents of Likely, B.C., as part of a “long-term water management plan.”

KIS membership ratifies four-year collective agreement

KIS membership ratifies four-year collective agreement

Unionized workers at Kootenay Insurance Services in Nelson, Trail and Cranbrook have ratified a new collective agreement  said United Steelworkers 1-405 Financial Secretary Jeff Bromley Wednesday.

Bromley said the 24 USW members at the three locations voted in favour of the new four-year agreement by a substantial margin.

Bromley said the new agreement contains improvements in:

Selkirk College Music Students Unite for Final Concert

Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program students will split off into five different ensemble bands for the annual Year-End Celebration Show at Nelson’s Spiritbar in the Hume Hotel on Friday, April 21.

Learning has never sounded so good.

Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program will bring months and years of hard work to the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on April 21 for the annual Year-End Celebration Show.

One dozen transient camps already removed as city battles ongoing issue

The city’s bylaw services and the RCMP have removed one dozen individual transient campsites so far this year in Grand Forks. — Creative Commons photo

‘Tis the season to remove transient camps.

The city’s bylaw services and the RCMP have removed one dozen individual transient campsites so far this year in Grand Forks, as well as clearing one dozen more potential transient campsites of construction material.

According to a bylaw services report to city council last week, spring and warmer weather brings the transient camps and with it comes an ongoing issue for the city.

Export Navigator expands to Kootenay-Boundary

It's a program that benefits small- to medium-sized businesses.

The Kootenay-Boundary is open for business.

The region’s small- to medium-sized businesses are now eligible to be part of a program to help them export products outside of the province.

Called Export Navigator, the one-year pilot project brings help to export-ready small- and medium-sized businesses in the region — funded by the province through a $250,000 commitment to the Rural Economic Development Strategy.

Earth Day celebrations: renewable energy announcement from interfaith community

Earth Day Celebrations are set for Saturday at Lakeside Park.

Earth Day in Nelson is going to a little different with celebrations, including a the interfaith community hosting a special climate vigil, slated to take over Lakeside Park Saturday afternoon.

Earth Day celebrations: renewable energy announcement from interfaith community This Earth Day, April 22, sees four local faith groups announcing their support for 100% renewable energy, including a commitment to transition their operations to 100% renewable energy.

Nelson's Hanna Quinn shines along side Saskatoon teammates

Nelson's Hanna Quinn (front row, white shirt) smiles for the camera along with members from the Saskatoon Academy during a Showcase Tournament in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Coaches from more than 150 colleges and universities across Canada and the United States were in Vancouver recently scouting some of the top high school female soccer players during a Showcase Soccer Tournament.

One of the players on the pitch was Nelson’s Hanna Quinn of the Whitecaps Academy, who played goal for the squad from the Saskatoon Academy.

“This was really a great opportunity for Hanna to get scouted to fulfill her dream of playing college soccer,” said Brett Adams of the Whitecaps Academy.

City’s unveiling of draft downtown redesign draws hundreds to open house

Opinions were mixed as hundreds of people flocked to the Adventure Hotel to gain a first hand look at the city-led draft Downtown Urban Design Strategy. — Tim Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Although opinions vary on what should be done in Nelson’s downtown redevelopment, the idea of creating a revitalized downtown was a unifying force for over 400 people at an open house on the plan Thursday night.

Hundreds of people came and went for three hours at the Adventure Hotel to view preliminary designs and offer comments on what has already been developed as part of the city-led draft Downtown Urban Design Strategy.

Illicit drug death numbers continue to rise

Provisional data shows that a total of 120 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of March. — Submitted photo

The number of illicit drug deaths in March remained high, with the third-highest number ever for a single month said the BC Coroners Service in a media release.

BC Coroners Service said provisional data shows that a total of 120 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of March, an average of almost four deaths (3.9) per day for the month. In contrast, there were 79 illicit drug-related deaths in March 2016.

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