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Travelling documentary festival arrives next week

More and more people are questioning modern society, our relationship to the land, as well as the impact that globalization and large corporate entities are having on culture, human welfare and the environment. Film makers around the world take the time to document these important social issues to create opportunities to learn more about them.

COMMENT: The West Kootenay's Incredible Shrinking Labour Force

Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”

Cash comes in but furnishings still a need for Kerr residents

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Over $70,000 has been raised from the community to support the former residents of the Kerr Apartment Building which burned last month, says the chair of the Unmet Needs Committee.

This includes money raised by the Selkirk College Students Union for students living in the Kerr and donations of funds to Our Daily Bread, said Allison Alder.

Rousseau, Nasser and the Egyptian revolution

 In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Aljazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country. I imagine Jean Jacques Rousseau wandering amongst the throngs of people and being equally amazed and delighted. For the character of this uprising, this outpouring of frustration and joy, of kindness and determination, of compassion and hope and community is more Rousseau than it is Mohammed or Marx.

ATAMANENKO: Canada-US Security

Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border.  Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation.  What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.

Leaf management likes what it sees in Chris Shaw, resigns skipper

Chris Shaw will be back for another season next year behind the bench of the Nelson Leafs. — Bruee Fuhr photo

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


It’s obvious the Nelson Leafs do not want to spend another off-season hunting for a coach and GM.

Which is why team president Russell Stocks announced the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise has resigned current skipper Chris Shaw to another season with the Green and White.

Keeping it wild for Jumbo rally in Nelson

By Miriam Needoba, Small Town Films

Keep Jumbo Wild Rally in Nelson on Saturday, Feb. 5.

Twenty years of protest against the development of Jumbo Glacier has not diminished the enthusiasm nor the number of protesters as a rally held in Nelson on the weekend showed.

 

(Marilyn James - Sinixt spokesperson)

The rally was hosted by local MLA Michelle Mungall who warned that the government would be making a decision about Jumbo in the next few months.
(Michelle Mungall - MLA Nelson-Creston)

It starts today: distracted drivers targeted by RCMP

Traffic services units throughout the West Kootenay will join other traffic units across the province as they focus on distracted drivers throughout the month of February. 

Despite the new legislation banning the use of cell phones and other handheld electronic devices while driving, police have noticed more drivers taking chances, talking and texting while driving.

Jumbo decision still tied up in consultation with First Nations

Photo courtesy Jumbo Glacier Resort.

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The Ktunaxa question is still tying up the proposal approval process for Jumbo Glacier Resort as the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations “is currently concluding consultation” with the First Nation, says an NRO public affairs officer.

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