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by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

My number one motivation for being active on climate change is my six-year old daughter, Grace, and my concerns for the world she is coming into.” – Rik Logtenberg, Nelson BC

Last month father Rik Logtenberg took his concerns for his daughter’s future to Ottawa, where he joined 50 other volunteers from across Canada to lobby Parliament for more effective climate policies....

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

No one wants the added pounds that tend to appear on waistlines – and elsewhere – after a festive season of celebrating. But ten pounds (or so) of furry, purring cuddles around the home are another matter entirely! That’s why the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a feline family member to do so during its upcoming adoption event, presented by Hill’s®...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

The Nelson Daily, in conjunction with Selkirk Paving and Startup Nelson, is hosting an evening of discussion with a group of Nelson business owners from the Millennial Generation who want to make the Heritage City home.

The local entrepreneurs are either starting their own business or have taken over an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

There was a thunderous roar from Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and Arrow Lakes Facilitator for the Tribes when Regional District of Central Kootenay board members passed a resolution not to support for the establishment of a Westbank reserve in Fauquier.

The motion came during the monthly RDCK meeting Thursday, November 16, in Nelson when the Board voted to send a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The chain of events on the evening of September 4, 2017 has more than a few people scouring the mountain side looking for fragments from the meteor that crashed down.

And now a business owner turned meteor-hunter from Crawford Bay believes to have found fragments from the meteor that landed in a remote area of the Kootenays during Labour Day weekend 2017.

“I just knew it...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.

Things have changed in half a century. In 1992, my daughter Severn, then 12, created a minor sensation with a speech at the Rio de...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

A third time’s the charm as the city’s police board has again come to city council for its annual budgetary ask and requested another significant increase to its budget for the third year in a row.

With a 6.8 per cent increase bolstering the board’s previous budget in their back pockets, the Nelson police board’s powers-that-be delivered their 2018 provisional budgetary wish list...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

Organizers are amazed at the success of the annual Community Connect Day held Saturday at the Central School Gym in Uphill.

More than 400 people attended the event that continues to grow says organizers.

Nelson Committee on Homelessness organizers were also thankful to the host of professionals and community volunteers that made the day go smoothly.

Organizers said...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 20 2017

There are some new signs beside the road leading to the new parking lot up at Strawberry Pass, alerting drivers not to block it.  The signs are not professional -- they were made by volunteers, out of donated scrap material, hand-lettered with a felt pen, and stuck into the snowbanks on Saturday morning, November 18th. So far, they seem to be working.

On Sunday, November 19, there...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 19 2017

An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.

For BC Hydrocustomers who have endured a 58.81% increase in their power charges since 2009...

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