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by Michael Jessen on Thursday Sep 21 2017

British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.

Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.

Originally put forward along with a series of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The sport of soccer along with the rest of the Heritage City is reeling with the news a community-minded coach, friend and husband has been diagnosed with cancer.

Kerry Dyck, a devoted father of three as well as a coach and active member in the soccer community, is fighting Stage IV lung cancer that has metastasized to the brain.

His close friend and soccer buddy Morgan Dehnel...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution.

You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting — and debunked — denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the likes of the Heartland Institute in the U.S....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Thursday morning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass due to a cold airmass associated with an upper low has caused freezing levels to plummet this week.

"Snow has been observed on the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass, Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass on several mornings this past week," the Statement said.

"With the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Nelson Fire Rescue responded to a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning in the Uphill District.

Nelson Fire received a call at 8:52 a.m. of a motor vehicle accident that had taken out a hydrant with the possibility of persons trapped. 

Both on duty members responded immediately.

"Upon arrival of the first crew it was observed that both vehicles had left the road and...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The short answer, according to a number of reviews done by experts in economics, is ― no.  The vast majority of small businesses do not make enough money to be affected at all by the proposed  changes in federal taxation.  Farmers should not suffer either.  In fact, according to the conclusions of those experts, no one will suffer from the proposed changes ― unless we define "suffering" to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday that BC Wildfire Service feels the threat posed by the Harrop Creek wildfire has diminished enough to rescind the Evacuation Alert for all residents in the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village, effective immediately.

To all RDCK residents, businesses and visitors in the area,...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

A city project to increase electrical load carrying capacity and assure reliable service in the North Shore service area had its budget increased by nearly $500,000 when it was found the scope of work was priced higher than anticipated.

The city approved Monday night issuing of the tender for the North Shore Re-conductor project in the amount of $714,246 to Martech Electrical Systems, $...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

  • Effective at ...
by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to put an end to big money in politics and put people back at the heart of government decision-making.

“We’re reforming campaign finance rules to make sure government’s actions and decisions benefit everyone, not just those with deep pockets,” said Premier John Horgan.

“This legislation will make sure 2017 was the last...

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