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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 05 2015

Don't kid yourself, winter is definitely coming.

According to ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) stats, in the Southern Interior, speed-related crashes that result in injury or fatality increase by over 90 per cent between November and January – totalling over 80 crashes each of these months.

"With worsening weather across our province, it's important to adjust your driving for...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Nov 03 2015

Land management in Alberta and much of Western Canada can be enhanced if policies ensure that property rights are well-defined and transferable, finds a new book released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Disputes over the proper use of land have multiplied across Western Canada as population growth, increased oil and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 03 2015

Plans are moving ahead to build a new wetland interpretive Center in the Creston Valley.  

The mission of the center is to promote knowledge and foster appreciation of Columbia Basin history, Ktunaxa cultural teachings, and wetland ecology. 

Through the creation of a vibrant ecotourism Center for education and science, conservation and research excellence the goal is to provide a...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 01 2015

Applications are now being accepted for several project assistance programs offered by the BC Arts Council.

Some of the categories include:

Visual artists/crafts individual arts awards to assist professional visual artists, contemporary and traditional craft artists and independent critics and curators with the creation of specific projects by...

by The Fraser Institute on Thursday Oct 29 2015

The risks of hydraulic fracturing — the practice of injecting sand, water, and a relatively small quantity of chemicals deep underground at high pressures to extract fossil fuels — are readily manageable with existing technologies and best practices, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 28 2015

If you got shutout on your favourite Provincial Park Camping spot you were not alone.

From US to Germany, to Switzerland, Denmark and Australia, visitors love BC Parks.

British Columbia’s world-renowned provincial park system continues to attract global attention, with visitors from outside B.C. making up more than one-quarter of a record number of camping reservations in 2015....

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Oct 27 2015

A hiker has been found dead in the Whistler/Pemberton area, according to RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

“On Oct. 24 at 8:34 p.m., Whistler Pemberton RCMP were advised of an overdue hiker who had intended to hike in the Cerise Creek area and stay at the Keith Flavelle Hut north of Pemberton,” LeClair said. “Police attended to the parking area and located the hiker's vehicle. A search was...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Oct 26 2015

The BC Coroners Service is providing preliminary information about the five persons confirmed deceased in the sinking of a whale-watching boat off Tofino on Oct. 25, 2015.

The five persons were all British nationals and all were passengers aboard the boat, not crew members.

Three were tourists vacationing from Britain, and two were currently residing in Canada while retaining...

by David Lindsay on Sunday Oct 25 2015

With the federal election now behind us, the new Prime Minister can and must promote the economy and the environment in the first few weeks of his mandate.

The foundation for both future economic stability and environmental sustainability will be laid for decades to come based on two significant global initiatives — the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the United Nations Climate...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 25 2015

ICBC is launching its annual pedestrian safety campaign with the B.C. Coroners Service, B.C. government and police to urge pedestrians and drivers to do their part to stay safe as crashes involving pedestrians spike at this time of year.

Almost two times more pedestrians are injured in crashes from November to January compared to June to August as the weather changes and daylight hours...

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