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Daylight Savings Time Ends, So Fall Back Sunday

The BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act Thursday to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

Could this be the last time the clocks turn back one hour in BC to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time?

Thursday, on the eve of time change weekend, the first Sunday of November when most places fall back at 2 a.m., the BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.

RCMP asking for public assistance regarding injured man near New Denver

Police would like to speak to the person or persons who helped the man on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Slocan Lake RCMP is seeking the public's help to identify the person(s) who assisted an injured man by taking him to the New Denver Hospital on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at approximately 8 p.m.

Police said in a media release the injured man is believed to be approximately 25 years old and was picked up between Rosebery and New Denver.

RCMP is asking anyone with information regarding this event to please contact the Slocan Lake RCMP Detachment at 250-358-2222 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

City’s airport faces numerous ‘challenges’ as report on the future of the facility released

The Nelson Airport Operations and Regulatory Review detailed key findings and recommendations for the safe, efficient and compliant operation of the airport, “and any areas of concern which required further study.” — Nelson Pilots Association Facebook photo

Nelson’s airport isn’t flying away anywhere, says the Heritage city’s mayor, despite the city receiving and reviewing a report on the state and future of the facility that detailed several ‘challenges’ it faced.

John Dooley said the Norman Stibbs Airport on the city’s waterfront was the subject of the Nelson Airport Operations and Regulatory Review, a report commissioned by the city through WSP Aviation that included a gap analysis of regulatory requirements specified in the Canadian Aviation Regulations.

BCGEU says Western Pacific Marine agree to return to bargaining table; no dates confirmed

People carried signs onto the ferry during Saturday’s Unity 2.0 rally to send a message this dispute needs to end, and soon. — Submitted photos

There may be some movement in the contract dispute between the two parties involved in the Kootenay Lake Ferry dispute after a representative from the BC Government and Service Employees Union said the employer, Western Pacific Marine has agreed to return to the bargaining table.

The union rep said, however, a date to return to bargaining hasn’t been confirmed yet.

This news comes after a tentative agreement was reached last week between the BCGEU and Waterbridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment, operators of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake ferries.

Supreme Court of Canada to hear hunting rights case of Rick Desautel

Rick Desautel, in a photo taken outside Nelson Courthouse, will have his case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in the spring. — Photo courtesy Tina Wynecoop

The Supreme Court of Canada said it will hear the case involving Sinixt First Nation, Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, said in a media release Thursday.

Cawston said the court has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx (Sinixt/Arrow Lakes) people, including sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx or Arrow Lakes members of the CCT, have the right to hunt in their traditional territory in Canada.

Kootenay Ferry users organize Unity Sailing 2.0

The peaceful rally has been organized to with the sole purpose of bringing all three parties to the table to facilitate a swift end to the labour dispute. — Screenshot photo

Kootenay Lake ferry users refuse to give up.

A group of calling themselves Our Ferry Matters is planning a second Unity Sailing rally Saturday starting at 1 p.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

With both union and management sides dug in, and no end in sight of a new contract that would end weeks of ferry disruptions, the group hopes to keep the pressure on all parties involved in the dispute.

Snowy roads and speed -- recipe for a crash

Submitted photo courtesy of RCMP

On October 20, 2019, at 6:16 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle accident on Highway 3B, about halfway between Rossland and the Nancy Greene junction.  A 74-year-old male driver in his 2013 Dodge Ram pick-up truck attempted to pass another vehicle, and the driver lost control and rolled his truck over into the ditch off the side of the highway.   

Students elect Liberal minority government in national parallel election

The Liberal Party took 22.3% of the popular vote and won 110 seats, forming a minority government.

More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election the organization said Monday in a media release.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.

As of 5 p.m. ET Monday, 1,181,053 votes were reported from 7,855 schools, with results from 338 federal ridings.

Liberals hang on for minority government while Bloc surge forward and NDP poised for partnership

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lead a minority government following Monday's Federal Election. — Screenshot photo

The Liberal red tide that swept the nation four years ago slowed to a trickle on election day in 2019 but it was enough for the Grits to step back into the shoes of government, albeit in a minority role.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the Liberals to a repeat as the government of Canada with 156 seats, 14 seats short of a majority government (out of 338 seats overall).

This time around the Conservatives were close behind at 122 seats, with 60 seats divided up among the Bloc Quebecois (32), the New Democrats (24), the Green Party (three) and one independent candidate.