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Nelson-Creston Greens excited to have Andrew Weaver visit riding

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver is coming to the Nelson-Creston riding Tuesday and Wednesday.

Green Party supporters have another chance to meet leader Andrew Weaver when the Victoria-based MLA pays a visit to the Nelson-Creston riding this week.

The B.C. Green Party will tour Nelson-Creston riding with candidate, Kim Charlesworth, on Tuesday (March 28) and Wednesday (March 29).

“Andrew will be here to listen and learn about Nelson-Creston," Charlesworth said. “We are excited to share with him the unique qualities of our riding and explore where we feel advocacy in the legislature can benefit our often ignored communities.”

Work crews continue cleanup of mudslide west of Creston

Crews are working long hours to remove debris from the recent slide on the Kootenay Pass. — Photo courtesy WKootenay District MOTI Twitter

Highway work crews continue to clean up a mudslide 10 kilometres west of Creston said DriveBC website Sunday.

“Rock is getting smaller,” said the West Kootenay District for Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Twitter feed.

Highway 3 slide continues to have the road reduced to single alternating traffic through Sunday.

Other traffic news includes Highway 3A single alternating traffic at the Beasley Bluffs for brushing through to Tuesday.

Sinking sewage truck gives Slocan Valley senior major headache

A call for a septic tank cleaning job has led to a civil fight between the company and Slocan Valley senior. — John Boivin, The Nelson Daily

A Slocan Park senior says she doesn’t know where to turn after getting into a bizarre argument with a septic tank cleaning company that won’t remove a stuck sewage truck from her yard.

Deb Ryder says the driver of the sewage truck- which is stuck up to its axles in mud in her back yard- is refusing to move the vehicle until she agrees to cover the cost.

“He started saying to me, ‘well, you’ve got to pay for it, you have to phone this person, you have to get me out of here’,” she says.

Environment Canada issues Snowfall Warning for Paulson Summit, Kootenay Pass

The Paulson Summit is already been hit with more snow on the highway. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

West Kootenay/Boundary residents are going to have to wait a few more days for spring driving conditions to finally arrive in the region after Environment Canada issued a Snow Warning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Friday.

Environment Canada it's possible for snowfall amounts in the 15 cm range for Friday combined with an additional 5 to 10 cm on the Paulson and Kootenay Pass passes of Highway 3.

"Snow is expected to develop early this morning and continue through the day," Environment Canada said.

Independent candidate seeks economic, ecological ‘sanity’

Tom Prior of Nelson has tossed his hat into the Nelson-Creston ring for the upcoming BC Election. — Submitted photo

A man running as an independent candidate in the Nelson-Creston riding says he wants government to do more to help the Kootenays benefit from its resource riches — in an ecologically-sensitive way.

Tom Prior, a businessman and ecological activist, says he decided to throw his hat in the ring after seeing thousands of raw logs hauled out of local valleys last summer, but not producing good paying local jobs.

“This was haunting, and the continued loud silence from local politicians was in the end too much,” he says of his decision to run.

Time to get rid of embarrassing 'wild west' corruption

Time to get rid of embarrassing 'wild west' corruption

With a final five weeks back in Victoria before this Spring election, there is a lot to talk about.
 
The last month has been dominated by the big money influence over this BC Liberal government. My New Democrat colleagues and I have repeatedly asked questions about a variety of government decisions that correspond to big donors' influx of cash to the BC Liberal Party as well as the new RCMP investigation looking into it.
 

School district chair to propose banning school trips to US after Trump ban

School district chair to propose banning school trips to US after Trump ban

The chair of the local board of education is going to be suggesting, at the SD 20 board’s next meeting, that school-related trips to the US be disallowed due to the trump administration’s travel bans.

Teri Ferworn, chair of the SD 20 board, said such a policy may not even be the purview of individual school districts.

“There may be some kind of word from high about (how we have to handle this),” she said, adding that, until or unless that happens, she thinks there should be a moratorium on trips to the States.

Castlegar's Patrick Zubick named as year's top goalie by SIJHL

Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Castlegar’s Patrick Zubick, now with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, has been named the SIJHL’s top goaltender for the 2016-17 season.

CBT commits $1 mill for Alliance for Literacy over next two years

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy offers numerous programs for all ages.

Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) ensures that communities have access to the literacy programs and support services they need. Their unique regional approach will continue to have Columbia Basin Trust’s support with another two-year funding commitment.

Selkirk Enactus Club embarks on community clean-up project in Castlegar

Club members pose for a group shot as they introduce inaugural project.

Selkirk College students are undertaking a community clean-up project through their Enactus Club, according to Enactus spokeswoman Ivy Chen.

Che said a group of students from the Enactus Club at Selkirk College will collect garbage from the roadsides leading to Selkirk College and the section of Highway 3A called ‘Airport Hill’.

So what is the Enactus Club, and why are they doing this?

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