Climate change is happening. Devastating wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, and other climate related events are all predicted by climate science. The social and economic cost of these events is in the trillions of dollars, costs that, one way or another, fall on the shoulders of taxpayers.
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The British Columbia Libertarian Party and Green Party announced their respective candidates for the upcoming Provincial Election in BC.
British Columbia Libertarian Party has tabbed Terry Tiessen their candidate for the Nelson-Creston riding the October 24th election.
Jeff Langin fired a five-over-par 149 Sunday to capture the Granite Pointe Club Championship Golf Tournament at the Rosemont course.
Langin, carding an opening round 77 Saturday followed up with an even-par 72 on the final day to edge Rob Little by two strokes.
Harv Goodwin finished third in the Low Gross category in the first flight with a two-day total 156.
We can debate whether holding an election now is opportune or opportunistic. We have had three referendums in the past 15 years on the subject of our electoral system, and we have decided to leave things as they are. Debating the timing of an election is part and parcel of our preferred system.
This past summer was unlike any other, and getting outside was one of the few things that kept me sane. Fall has now arrived, but the memory of line-ups to get a spot in our local parks has not yet faded. As candidates and platforms get announced for next month’s election, I hope that parks and nature will be on the agenda.
Wayne Stetski, former Member of Parliament and Mayor of Cranbrook, is running for the seat in Kootenay East riding.
“John Horgan has been an excellent leader through this difficult pandemic, and British Columbia is recognized for having one of the best responses in the world,” said Stetski.
The Nelson-Creston Liberal Party announced that a well-known Heritage City business owner will champion the cause in the upcoming provincial election.
Tanya Finley, owner of Finley’s Bar and Grill and Sage Wine Bar, launched her campaign Saturday for the vacant Nelson-Creston seat in the BC Legislature after Michelle Mungall decided not to seek re-election.
Adhering to social distancing rules set down by health officials in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nelson’s Fridays for Future joined fellow activists around the world at a climate strike Friday at Lakeside Park.
A day after the Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC's provincial health officer province announced 98 new COVID-19 cases in the province, and two more bringing the total in the Interior region to 522, Interior Health sent out a media release declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Calvary Chapel Kelowna.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Stephen Brown, deputy minister of health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:
"Today, we are announcing 148 new cases, including 12 epi-linked cases, for a total of 8,543 cases in British Columbia.
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