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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Remember Cassandra, from ancient Greek mythology? The story is that the god Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, but she did not return his passion.  Attempting to win her love, Apollo gifted her with true knowledge  of the future, with truth-telling – but despite that amazing gift, she still didn’t return his love.  Angry and bitter, Apollo was unable to revoke the divine gift of prophesy, so...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 29 2020

Imagine a country where the top one percent of the population owned one quarter of all the wealth and the bottom 40 per cent together owned only one per cent.  Sounds outrageous?  That country is Canada.

The source of those figures is the latest report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.  The disparity...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

On June 22, 2020, over 100 health experts from around the world issued a statement about the relative safety of reusables compared with single-use plastics, cups, and so on, with regard to transmitting COVID-19. 

Their statement...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

The Province has approved a temporary wholesale pricing model that will allow liquor licensees to purchase beer, wine and spirits at reduced cost.

This measure will provide much-needed financial support for businesses like restaurants, bars and tourism operators with liquor licences. It will be in place from the end of July 2020 until March 31, 2021, when the program will be reviewed....

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jun 09 2020

By Karen foster, for The Conversation

Like any crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to rethink how we do things.

As we near the 100-day mark since the pandemic was declared, one area getting a significant attention is the workplace, where...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jun 03 2020

To The Editor:

The BC Government Mountain Resorts Branch has recently received an expression of interest (EOI) for a new ski resort development (Zincton Expression of Interest) from Brent Harley and Associates Inc. and are requesting feedback from the public.

The British Columbia Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BCBHA) have concerns and are opposed to...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jun 02 2020

After months of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, many people just want to get back to “normal.” We will overcome this crisis. But “normal” means continued climate disruption and species extinction, growing inequalities, increasing pollution and health risks and the possibility of further new disease outbreaks.

We should aim much higher than “normal.” The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 18 2020

Under the cloak of a world-wide pandemic, the Nelson Chamber of Commerce took to Zoom to host its annual general meeting.

The virtual meeting allowed the Chamber to elect a new board as well as plot a course to deal with the devastating impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Chamber will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of the business community in the coming...

by aeon on Wednesday May 13 2020

By Dirk Philipsen; first published in Aeon

Adam Smith had an elegant idea when addressing the notorious difficulty that humans face in trying to be smart, efficient and moral. In The Wealth of Nations (1776), he maintained that the baker bakes bread not out of...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 06 2020

For the first time, Kootenay job seekers will be able to prepare themselves for rewarding careers in the retail, accommodation, food service and tourism sectors from the comfort of their own homes.

Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) RAFT program has gone virtual in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free five-week training and certification program is being...

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