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by Dermod Travis on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

There's nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government's plastic in 2016/17.

Charges that can often be on top of a company's billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.

Totalling more than $51.3 million,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

Article by James Wilt, first published in DeSmog Canada.

The summer of 2017 was an extraordinarily deadly one for North Atlantic right whales, a species already hovering on the brink of extinction.

Investigations are ongoing into the cause of death of 15 right whales off the Atlantic Coast of Canada and the U.S.,...

by John Boivin on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.

“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says  Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.

Celebrating its 15th year, the annual Nelson Road...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

When the Aztecs founded Tenochtitlán in 1325, they built it on a large island on Lake Texcoco. Its eventual 200,000-plus inhabitants relied on canals, levees, dikes, floating gardens, aqueducts and bridges for defence, transportation, flood control, drinking water and food. After the Spaniards conquered the city in 1521, they drained the lake and built Mexico City over it.

The now-...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

The Glacier Gymnastics Club went the extra mile, presenting KidSport Nelson with a generous donation from a fundraiser in June.

The $195-plus donation comes from the Glacier June community fundraiser blitz.

"We received $195.50 in donations for KidSport and would like to thank the community for their continued support of Glacier's programs and sports in general," said Jennifer...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

A curbside composting program could be coming to the city if the results of an ongoing regional district survey prove positive.

City director of Public Works, Colin Inness, said there is currently a “potential opportunity for the community to consider diverting organics from the waste stream,” and that could take the form of several scenarios, including curbside pickup.

The...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

The Nelson Leafs continue arranging the deck chairs on the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club prepares to open the regular season Friday at the NDCC Arena against defending champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Nelson, finishing the exhibition season with a 2-2-2 record against the Nitehawks, Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins, moved two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Most of the Social Media platforms lit up Monday night when a giant fireball passed over the Pacific Northwest.

There was just a big sparky flash that lit up the sky in a flame right above my home just now,” said Steve Archdekin on Facebook.

“Pretty sweet. Wonder what it was.”

Kevin Skrepnek, chief fire information officer for B.C., tweeted “Well that was...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Fred Thomson of Nelson fired a one-under par 71 to capture the Low Gross title at the Senior Men’s Golf Tournament Thursday at the Balfour Golf Course.

Thomson, who is a member at Granite Pointe in Nelson, edged local golf legend Reg Clarkson of Balfour for the overall title by two strokes at the 6,530-yard, Par 72 course.

“I played well and made some long putts and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

 

According to the FireSmoke.ca website, the smoke plaguing the Boundary/West Kootenay is going to be intense over the next few days.

The website for heavy smoke filtering into the region through into Thursday.

The high smoke accumulation has the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in...

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