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by Contributor on Friday Aug 12 2011

More than 1.6 million British Columbians participated in the HST referendum, almost matching the turnout for 2009’s provincial election, Elections BC announced Thursday.

Roughly 52 per cent of registered voters submitted ballots by the Aug. 5 deadline.

However, while the BC government shaved a few million off its costs by switching from the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 12 2011

Ed note: the following is a press release issued by the Penticton RCMP.

Investigators with the Penticton General Investigation Section have been successful in obtaining charge approval on a total of eight separate counts against accused David Wesley Bobbitt, the man arrested for the July 31 unlawful confinement and aggravated sexual assault on a 22-year-old Penticton woman...

by Anonymous on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The B.C. restaurant industry is partnering with the Province to provide restaurant customers with the information they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

The $1.9-million Healthy Families BC – Informed Dining program will give customers the information they need to make healthier choices when eating out.

Participating restaurants...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

Ottawa plans to dump inspection of dozens of meat plants on the British Columbia government in a move that could expose BC consumers to heightened risk of eating contaminated meat products, according to the Agriculture Union - PSAC, which represents federal food safety inspectors.

After providing meat safety inspection service for decades, the union has been advised by...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 10 2011

The non-partisan, volunteer-supported initiative Healthy Forests-Healthy Communities: A conversation on BC forests (HFHC) has completed a first phase of community dialogue across the Province, designed to inform decision-makers about the people’s vision for BC forest lands.

The results are presented in an Interim Report posted on the website (http://bcforestconversation.com). Background...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 09 2011

Can your diet prevent cancer? Want your kids to have more vegetables? Are seeds safe to eat if you have diverticulosis? Answers from dietitians are now just an email away.

British Columbians are now able to email HealthLink BC's Dietitian Services any nutrition or food-related concerns they have.

Dietitians at HealthLink BC provide...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Aug 08 2011

Kelowna RCMP are investigating the suspicious death of a 21-year-old man found dead on a couch Saturday morning after a house party.

About 20 people attended the party Friday night at a home in the 1300-block of Ethel Street, with all people known to each other.

The victim had some sort of altercation with his 22-year-old friend during the...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 05 2011

The unemployment rate in the West Kootenay-Boundary still high as the figure for rose to 8.6 per cent in July.

Although that number is down from nine per cent in July of 2010, there are 1,200 less people that have jobs in 2011, according to Statistics Canada.

Canada's unemployment rate dipped to 7.2 per cent in July as the economy added 7,100...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 05 2011

The decision to keep or nix B.C.'s controversial harmonized sales tax leaves the public's hands after 4:30 p.m. PT Friday afternoon.

That's when Elections BC starts carefully verifying ballots are from registered voters and tallying up the results.

Ballots can be dropped off at any of Elections BC's five collection centres in the Lower...

by Anonymous on Thursday Aug 04 2011

Nelsonites traveling through B.C. wine country will find it even more enjoyable with improved passing on Highway 97 north of Osoyoos, along with the addition of a parallel hike and bike trail. Both projects were officially opened today.

Passing lanes were added on Highway 97 north of Osoyoos to provide assured passing opportunities between Osoyoos and Oliver. They...

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