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by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

The public will soon get a say in how they feel about a medical marihuana production facility on the surplus airport lands, after council voted unanimously to move forward with the public hearing process.

During their regular meeting last night (Monday), council received a report by Planning and Development Director Phil Markin, outlining what is being requested, what that would entail...

by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 17 2017
If you love a person who smokes do everything you can to help them quit – now!

Letting them continue to smoke will both shorten their life and put a costly burden on both our economy and our health care system.

You’ll likely spend 13 less years with that person you love.

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says approximately 45,500 deaths were...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Castlegar CIBC employees are receiving kudos from the Fire Chief after their management of the aftermath of a single-vehicle crash.

According to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio, the call came in at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

“A customer of CIBC inadvertently hit his gas pedal, accelerating instead of braking,” Lattanzio said. “He hit the metal parking poles beside the branch hard...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 16 2017

The BC SPCA said in a media release Monday they are urging British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunting across the province.

BC SPCA said the public has until November 2 to provide input to the B.C. government on two policy documents outlining proposed changes to the grizzly bear hunt.

“This summer the B.C....

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 15 2017

Transporters of liquid petroleum products in British Columbia now will need to have provincial plans in place to manage a spill.

The new regulations requiring spill preparedness apply to pipelines, as well as rail and trucking operations transporting over 10,000 litres.

The regulations extend liability for full cost of response and recovery to a combination of both the owner as...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 15 2017

The Taghum Harvest Festival is quickly becoming the go-to event for the fall as people flocked to the sunny Taghum Hall for the annual event Sunday.

There were plenty of activities and events — including homegrown and handcrafted items, food as well music to enjoy —  that kept market goers entertained throughout the day.

The crowd pleasers included the "...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Oct 13 2017

The heat will be turned up again on short-term rentals operating illegally in the city.

A more extensive round of enforcement of the new rules governing short-term rentals will begin this month as the city looks to undertake a third attempt to “ensure consistent standards and fairness” for the more than 50 short-term rental applications received this year.

The first two rounds of...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 12 2017

West Kootenay winter sport enthusiasts have an eye on the sky and while you wait for the first flakes to fall, it’s time to get geared up.

Students in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management (SROAM) Program know this routine well. This week you will find second-year SROAMies creating displays in the windows of Baker Street businesses as part of their Retail Management...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they’re polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out.

Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

Nelson Police said in a media release Monday the department has recently noted an increase in bear activity in various parts of the City. 

Which is why NPD would like to remind the public that this is the time for bears to be looking for food and to ensure that garbage, compost, and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid any possible confrontations with wildlife....

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