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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

Customers and stakeholders are invited to help shape B.C.'s clean energy future by sharing their ideas with BC Hydro.

Twelve open houses at locations around the province start next week and continue through until mid-April, allowing the public to provide direct input on the future of electricity. The nearest meeting is in Castlegar, March 30 (6-9 p.m.) at the Castlegar and District ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

The RCMP and the Integrated Road Safety Units from across BC announced they have caught over 3,000 people using electronic devices while driving during February’s Distracted Driving Campaign. 

“Last year, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 104 collision fatalities in British Columbia," said RCMP superintendent Mike Diack, “E” Division Traffic Services.

by Rafe Mair on Wednesday Mar 02 2011


Can the Province’s stablemate, the Sun be far behind?

As I settled into this past Friday's breakfast, I glanced at the title of the Vancouver Province editorial and saw “Hydro...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 01 2011

Team BC finished third at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, bringing home 28 gold, 30 silver and 30 bronze medals, in their best winter games standings ever.

The next Canada Winter Games will take place in Prince George in 2015. Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes, producing the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 28 2011

The Smithers RCMP and Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue Team completed their efforts searching for and recovering two skiers buried in an avalanche, Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Burnie Glacier area, 50 kilometres southwest of Smithers. 

The Bulkley Valley SAR attended the scene each day for the past three days. Due to unstable conditions, the recovery of both people was hampered until...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Sunday Feb 27 2011

There’s a really BIG difference between being an aspiring politician and being an elected one; and there’s a huge difference between being an aspiring premier and holding the office, especially when not elected to the post by the people. The people must therefore depend more than ever on the media to speak our concerns, raise our questions and canvass our issues.

And there is no...

by Laila Yuile on Saturday Feb 26 2011

  From the Fraser Surrey Docks press release:

Fraser Surrey Docks was a fitting background for the official launch of the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR)project on Monday, January 12th 2009, which was attended by Prime Minister...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Friday Feb 25 2011

The release of the preliminary contributors list for BC Liberal leadership candidates makes for an interesting read, but the most intriguing part goes well beyond the totals.


Naturally, most of the media highlighted who has so far taken in the most: Kevin Flacon $708,000;  Christy Clark  $519,000;  George Abbott  $427,000;  and, Mike De Jong  $266,000.

But I find something...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

RCMP are alerting the public to 10 of BC’s Most Wanted suspects. 

The individuals are wanted for offences ranging from homicide to drug offenses and multiple frauds and police are hoping that with the help of the public they will be located and arrested soon.

“We want the community to know who these people are, and to remind the public if they see them not to approach, but to call...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 22 2011

A new Residential Construction Performance Guide is the latest information tool to protect buyers of new homes and enhance the quality of construction in British Columbia.

Developed in consultation with home warranty insurance providers for use in British Columbia, the Residential Construction Performance Guide provides advance information that sets out the minimum...


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