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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 12 2017

RCMP say man died in a five-vehicle MVA Thursday (June 8) on the Trans Canada Highway near the east entrance to the Glacier National Park gate.

RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said the 40-year-old male driver operating the white Mazda 5 from Coquitlam had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

by The Fraser Institute on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian families celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 9 this year, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations.

Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by federal, provincial and municipal governments. If you had to pay all your taxes up front, you’d give government every dollar you earned before Tax Freedom Day.

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 08 2017

For high school seniors in Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Arrow Lakes and Kootenay-Columbia school districts, graduation and one last summer of carefree fun remain before they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Front-line workers demand government provide more treatment programs as crisis shows no signs of slowing down

Sara Bates has worked as an outreach nurse in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside for 11 years and says it’s been extremely difficult to watch as the opioid crisis takes a critical toll on the community she calls her office.

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 05 2017

 To The Editor:

I looked at TD Bank's promo page on the internet - "Enriching Lives, Environmental Leader, Strengthening Communities".  

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

After months of inaction by the Liberal government, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is welcoming today’s announcement of an $867 million support package, while also urging the government to fight the unfair U.S. tariffs and find a long-term resolution that protects jobs and reflects Canada’s regional differences.
 

by Contributor on Tuesday May 30 2017

All 44 elected MLAs from the B.C. New Democrat and B.C. Green caucuses have ratified an agreement pledging to work together to support a stable New Democrat government that works for people.

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday May 29 2017

While British Columbians were divided over which of the main parties to support in the provincial election, most seem to agree on one thing: the need to get big money out of our politics.

But it’s not enough to stop cash donations by corporations and unions.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2017

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

by Contributor on Monday May 22 2017

DriveBC is the Coquihalla Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt has opened in both directions Tuesday morning following an incident involving a burning semi-trailer truck carrying dangerous goods.

A hazmat team spent most of the night cleaning the spill.

MOTI reports Coquihalla near Merritt closed in both directions

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