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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 28 2016

Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) said in a media release Wednesday that one third (33 per cent) of Canadians admit they have texted while stopped at a red light in the last month.

The media release said that is despite evidence showing the mind could still be distracted and not on the task of driving for up to 27 seconds after interacting with your phone – much longer than the time...

By Contributor on Thursday Dec 22 2016

A Cranbrook area property home to a wide variety of wildlife has been acquired by the Province, thanks to a partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC).

The property consists of:

  • 0.6 hectares at Elizabeth Lake Conservation area near Cranbrook, which includes a bird sanctuary, hiking trails and wetland and shoreline habitat.

It is among four...

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 20 2016

Douglas Lowes was ‘playing it forward’ and spreading holiday cheer when he decided to buy a Lotto 6/49 winning ticket.

“I was feeling good when I bought the ticket because I had just finished doing some volunteer work and I was dressed up with a Christmas tie and everything,” recalled Lowes.

Lowes won $4.9 million on the December 17, 2016 Lotto 6/49 draw, and says he’s looking...

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Dec 13 2016

Delve into the world of graphic fiction as Selkirk College turns the spotlight on the genre in a course being offered this winter.

Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts.

“I’ve always been interested in popular culture as an expression of our deepest desires,” says Renée Jackson-...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 12 2016

Kelowna RCMP is asking for public for help to identity of a suspect in an early morning robbery Monday in the Central Okanagan City.

At 12:15 a.m. Monday (December 12), Kelowna RCMP received a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Mac’s convenience store located in the 2100 block of Richter Street.

Police have learned that a lone male suspect entered the store,...

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Dec 09 2016

This is a busy time of year, but I find it’s also a time of reflection, particularly as January marks the end of my two-year term as Chair and my 10 years serving on the Board of Interior Health.
In an effort to decrease demand on hospital and residential services, we continue to shift our focus to integrated primary and community care. We are developing new approaches and...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

In a media release Wednesday, FortisBC announced the company has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for an electricity rate change effective January 1, 2017.

The rate customers pay is increasing by 2.76 per cent, which is approximately $3.65 more per month for the average residential electricity customer.

The BCUC has approved the rate as...

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski has brought the two decade old struggle to Keep Jumbo Wild to parliament.

In a recent statement in the House of Commons, Stetski drew Parliamentarians attention to the Ktunaxa Nations challenge in the Supreme Court of Canada that began Thursday. 

He also highlighted the beauty of the Purcell Mountains and recognized the tireless efforts of the...

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Dec 05 2016

Becoming wise in the ways of water now could save the city up to $15 million later on, says the City of Grand Forks chief administrative officer.

Doug Allin said if the knowledge isn’t gained now on how to preserve and enhance the city’s aquifer, it could cost taxpayers up to $15 million — plus ongoing costs of operation and maintenance — for construction of a water treatment...

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Dec 05 2016

A change in management at the city’s park campground has resulted in an increase of revenue of almost 30 per cent, and almost double the profit of 2015 the City manager of operations told Grand Forks Council recently.

City manager of operations, Daniel Drexler, said the city operated the campground in the 2016 summer season with a campground host — Joan Heart. In previous years...