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by Adrian Barnes on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

It’s pretty hard to feel outrage nowadays. On the provincial, national, and global scene, we’re confronted with so many cartoonish abominations (the BC Rail scandal! the Harper government’s stance on Israel! Sarah Palin’s very existence in the public sphere! I could, and do, go on!) that our ability to feel injustice gets numbed and we grow cynical. On some level, we grow to believe that the...

by Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Dec 15 2010

Food Banks Canada released its HungerCount 2010 survey in November. The report paints a grim picture of poverty in Canada and the continued growth in the need for services like food banks and other charitable food providers in our communities.  This snapshot from thousands of hungry Canadians and from hundreds of food banks across the country should be required reading for all levels of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 14 2010

Energy upgrades at Kutenai Place have saved 36 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, part of a move to conserve power at public sector buildings across the province.

With $156,086 in funding, Kutenai Place was able to trim the tonnage by upgrading through its heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in the building.

Along with 22 other...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 09 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

From one side of the West Kootenay to the other, the regional district has a new chair.

Texas-born John Kettle and Area B director was acclaimed as chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors on Thursday at their inaugural meeting in Nelson.

He...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 09 2010

 Almost a year has passed since a former Novorossiysk police officer, Alexey Dymovskiyshot a famous video about corruption in the Russian police that has...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Riding the high of a successful tri-city bid to host the 2011 B.C. Senior Olympic Games, the tri-city mayors and Chambers of Commerce met last week to discuss further economic development in the region.

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, along with Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs and Nelson Mayor John Dooley, met with Chamber of Commerce representatives on Nov. 29. in Castlegar.

"We met...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 08 2010

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is using YouTube to send a video trilogy to Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for Housing.

The three video letters focus on CMHA’s proposed 35-unit housing project slated for Nelson’s Anderson Street.

“The Anderson Street housing project has been stalled for much too long. Minister Coleman has...

by Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Dec 07 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The city’s MLA has come out in support of the now resigned BC NDP party leader, one day after Carole James announced she could no longer keep the fractious party together.

Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, extolled the way James rebuilt the party in the provincial legislature, taking them from...

by The Real News Network on Sunday Dec 05 2010

 This episode of Faultlines on the Real News Network explores how Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is working to conflate the concepts of 'anti-Israel as an apartheid state' and 'anti-semitism' so that anyone critical of Israel will be considered anti-semitic. Essential viewing for anyone who cares about reason, democracy, and human rights.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Thursday Dec 02 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A new accounting quirk has the regional district sitting at over $8 million in net debt for 2009, its financial audit revealed recently.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is saddled with $8.5 million in net debt — up from $2.48 million in 2008 — according to the consolidated...

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