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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

During  Rossland's  Miners Hall renovation, I was disappointed to see that the new roof is a dark chocolate brown instead of a  more reflective, pale colour that would help to cool not only the building, but also our city.  

The more of a building's  sky-facing surfaces that can reflect the sun's energy, rather than absorbing it as heat, the lower the costs for cooling it by air...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 09 2017

Nakusp RCMP said in a media release Monday a vehicle may have been located in regards to a missing person file from Revelstoke.

The file started Thursday, August 3 at 12:47 p.m. when Nakusp RCMP received a report that 29-year-old Jared Szabo was missing after the Revelstoke resident failed to arrive the previous evening.

Szabo, 29, described as 6-foot, 177 pounds...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The BC Wildfire Service in a media release Tuesday is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the Southeast Fire Centre region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.

The release comes after four lightning fires started in the Moyie Lake area.

"When firefighting aircraft such as airtankers or...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

In a media release Tuesday, Grand Forks City Council has said it is re-visiting the timelines in their decision from last week regarding the closure of the City owned building occupied by Whispers of Hope and BETHS.

The release said...

by Andre Carrel on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

Scenario: the year is 2007 (or 1997). A political science class is presented with a hypothetical election outcome where parties A and B have each received 40% of the vote and party C the remaining 20%. The class is asked to write an essay: This is the Government the People have Elected. Many agree that, while possible in theory, such an election outcome is all but impossible in...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

More than two-and-a-half years after it began the dispute over extra staffing for the city’s police force has culminated in its eighteenth member.

The Nelson Police Department has added its newest recruit, Const. Lauren Mirva, in the position created last year when the provincial Police Services directed city council to fund one additional sworn officer and a civilian position.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The goal — qualify for Provincials — was set in May, prior to the start of the season.

This past weekend at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre a handful of Neptune swimmers achieved their season’s prize by capturing qualifying spots at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships later this month in Kamloops....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

City of Nelson staff want to reassure residents that during this recent heatwave Municipal Services are doing their part to conserve water.

Manager of Municipal Services Chris Gainham said staff is frequently asked: What is the City doing to conserve water?”

Gainham responded to the questions as well as provided how staff keep many of the outdoor facilities green within the city...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 08 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Thursday, August 3 due to changing smoke conditions.

Areas now covered by this Bulletin include: 100 Mile, Arrow Lakes, Boundary, Bulkley Valley and The Lakes Northwest (including...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Aug 07 2017
To The Editor:
 
August 6th marked the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
 
The "official" story presents this bombing as a way to end the Second World War. I question this interpretation chiefly because Hiroshima was not a military target, it was a city inhabited largely by women, children and the...

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