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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

Saturday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2017.

Canadians across the country are asked to pause at 11th hour to remember the thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives in military service.

Once again many Nelsonites...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

It seems odd that a major U.S. government climate report released November 3rd didn’t receive more media attention. But then, the main thing newsworthy about the Climate Science Special Report is that it was released at all, apparently without political interference.

Although the U.S. government is required by law (enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) to report to the...

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

When it comes to measures seriously addressing climate change, Canadians have pretty low expectations. They know that oil companies have the ear of both Bay Street political parties. Just last week, for example, the auditor general went public, exposing the Trudeau government’s refusal to provide the information he needs to determine the level of subsidies we provide to the industry. But we...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

To The Editor:

So far every declared BC Liberal Party leadership candidate is opposed to the 2018 referendum on electoral reform.

Apparently keeping our current voting system, in which less than 40% of our votes 'wins' most elections is just fine, but if a real 50%+1 majority of us vote to change the voting system in the referendum next year, that would...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The learning for student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints doesn’t stop when they leave class for the rink and there was plenty of lessons to soak in after coming away with a pair of wins at home against the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Saints ran their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season record to a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

By Kelly Wilson, Interior HealthQuality Consultant, Falls and Injury Prevention

Falls happen every day, across all age groups.  For children and youth, it might be a fall off playground equipment or a bicycle.  For adults, it might be a fall off a ladder or slipping on the floor at work.  For older adults, most falls occur in the home. ...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

Federal and provincial environment ministers and local First Nations chiefs announced last week that they will re-open talks to create a national park in the south Okanagan. This was the latest step in long process that began in 2002, when a delegation of local mayors, First Nations leaders, and other concerned citizens met with Prime Minister Jean Chretien to convince him that a national park...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The L.V. Rogers Bombers started slow but finished with a bang as the club captured the gold medal at a High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Salmon Arm.

The Bombers overcame a sluggish start in the final to edge Merritt 16-25, 25-9, 15-9.

“In finals against Merritt, it took them a full set to get sorted out . . . they lost their first set in weeks but came back ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

Maybe this BC government decision will get the attention of drivers still balking the urge to put down the cell phone when driving.

Monday, the Government of B.C. took a major step by designating distracted driving as a high-risk driving behaviour under the ICBC Driver Risk Premium program.

In a media release, the government's decision means a driver with two distracted driving...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

City council has decided to clear the air.

On Monday night during its regular council meeting the city decided to offer up the woodstove exchange program for another year, helping to reduce the amount of particulate from wood smoke in the West Kootenay air.

City council has elected to continue to commit funds to the 2017/18...

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