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BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

BC Coroners Service highlights pedestrian safety

Anew review from the BC Coroners Service shows risks to pedestrians and other vulnerable road users remain high on B.C.'s roads even as risks to occupants of motor vehicles continue to decline.

The BC Coroners' data shows that between 2008 and 2012, the number of vehicle drivers and passengers who died in motor vehicle incidents dropped by more than one third.

But the number of pedestrians killed remained constant over that five- year period at about 55 each year.

One person was taken to hospital following single-vehicle accident near Grohman Narrows Park

Rescue personal carry the injured occupant on a stretcher from the single-vehicle accident to an awaiting ambulance Sunday. — The Nelson Daily photo

RCMP said one person was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries following a single vehicle accident Sunday morning on Highway 3A west of Nelson near the Grohman Narrows Provincial Park.

Witnesses at the accident scene that happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, said the four-door sedan was driving on snow-covered highway when it began to slide sideways before rolling down the rock-covered bank until resting near the Grohman Narrows pond.

One of the occupants in the vehicle was able to get out from the vehicle that ended up on its roof.

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

The Winterfest Organizing Committee regrets to inform our community that the 19th Annual Winterfest Family Celebration has been cancelled due to planned labour action by striking CUPE City workers during the event. The Committee decided to cancel the event after hearing that some participants would not continue in the event if the CUPE city workers were maintaining a picket line.

COMMENT: Remembrance Day and different versions of respect for those who died

COMMENT: Remembrance Day and different versions of respect for those who died

This year I was at the Nelson cenotaph for my tenth consecutive appearance with a placard promoting peace and questioning government war policies; I was physically threatened. I have been doing this for 10 years, since 2005, when our Afghan Mission got bloodier. This was the first time someone tried to grab hold of my sign, and told me he would hurt me if I came across the street.

Listen up, Horatio*

Listen up, Horatio*

 

Sometimes the light’s just shinin’ on me,

CUPE to picket Winterfest

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire:

With the ongoing labour dispute and the City's refusal to bargain, CUPE city workers will be maintaining picket lines during Winterfest, including the planned tree lighting on December 5.

CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette said that members regret that they find themselves in a situation where they are unable to support an event that they and their families enjoy every year.

Cold paws, warm hearts: Help bring cats in from winter’s chill with adoption event

Cold paws, warm hearts: Help bring cats in from winter’s chill with adoption event

By Rob Andrew, Nelson SPCA

Winter is coming to Nelson, and as temperatures across the province start to drop, the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a furry family member to consider cats, and is offering 50 per cent off adult cat adoption fees from Nov. 21-30.

Famed Artist Santo Mignosa Returns to KSA Roots

Artist Santo Mignosa (middle) chatted with alumni and Kootenay Studio Arts supporters at a Touchstones Nelson event earlier this month. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Legendary former Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) instructor Santo Mignosa visited Nelson earlier this month to help celebrate the impact Zeljko Kujundzic left on our region’s creative community.

Alberta most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for global oil and gas investment

Alberta remains best place to invest in oil.

The Fraser Institute

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