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by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 23 2016

Easter long weekend is a time when many families in BC take to the highways to visit friends and relatives.

Which is why ICBC is asking drivers to be prepared, stay focused and avoid distractions.

Every Easter long weekend, an average of three people are killed and 670 injured in 2,300 crashes in B.C. — 66 people in 300 crashes happen every year in the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 22 2016

The South Okanagan experienced cellular and internet interruptions after vandals knocked down a Telus owned cellphone tower in Oliver (Thursday) March 17.

The damage now has Oliver RCMP investigating the willful damage.

The sole intent appears to be one of causing willful damage, as there is no evidence of theft of materials or equipment from the site," said RCMP Cpl. Dan...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 21 2016

The B.C. government and the Town of Oliver are partnering on a $1-million repair project to an irrigation system so area fruit, vegetable and crop growers can continue to be an economic driver in the region.

The project will repair a section of pipe near Gallagher Lake that was damaged by a January rock slide to ensure the Town of Oliver, the Osoyoos Indian Band, and about 400 farmers...

by Contributor on Sunday Mar 20 2016

RCMP acted on a tip and were able to arrest susected kidnapper Lash Leroux, and to return the 50-year-old female victim to medical care.

Original Story:

RCMP in Prince Geroge are urgently asking for the public’s assistance to locate a female kidnapped from the local hospital.
 
Cpl. Craig Douglass  said just before 1 p.m. on Sunday (March 20th) the RCMP...

by Contributor on Friday Mar 18 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada announced Thursday that it will hear the Ktunaxa Nation’s appeal to set aside the August 6, 2015 B.C. Court of Appeal decision that found B.C.’s approval of a Master Development Agreement for the resort in an area known as Qat’muk did not violate the Ktunaxa’s Charter right to freedom of religion, saw no problem with B.C.’s failure to even consider that right, and...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Mar 17 2016

Canada's personal income taxes on highly skilled workers now among the highest in industrialized world

Rising federal and provincial personal income tax rates on highly skilled, educated workers (such as entrepreneurs, business professionals, engineers, and doctors) are hurting Canada’s economic competitiveness, concludes a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2016

The RCMP have received reports from residents that they have been 'locked out' of their computer and received pop-up message stating that their computer has been frozen by the police for a criminal investigation. In some cases the pop-up provides a list of possible offences, while in other cases the pop-up may list a specific offence such as 'child pornography' or 'illegal music downloading'....

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Mar 15 2016

News this month that the Interior Health Authority had reached a 20-year agreement to outsource laundry services to Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service is the latest in a long string of odd coincidences involving companies that donate to the B.C. Liberal party and companies that do well by the B.C. government.

Ecotex has donated more than $125,000 to the B.C. Liberals, since 2005.
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by Contributor on Monday Mar 14 2016

A reminder to all families, friends and outdoor enthusiasts to book your favourite campsites as the BC Parks online reservation system, Discover Camping, opens Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 7 a.m.

At that time Discover Camping will begin accepting reservations for most campgrounds. Individual campsites in many provincial parks can be booked up to three months in advance through the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2016

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall helped deliver a 15,000-signature petition to the BC Legislature Wednesday as part of a fight by Inclusion BC and TAPS (Together Against Poverty Society) to help people with disabilities in BC.

The Raise the Rates, Leave our Bus Pass Alone petition was also delivered to Hon. Minister Michelle Stilwell's and Premier Christy Clark's constituency office...

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