SEEDS greenhouse gets a generous gift of grow-lights

Fundraiser Jean Jones (left) and Coordinator Lee Reid in the city-owned greenhouse at Lakeside Park. They say new donated grow lights will allow SEEDS to grow vegetables throughout the winter

Spinach, chard, cress, arugula, beet tops, carrots, collards, mint, hot peppers, water cress, and seven kinds of lettuce—they’re all flourishing throughout the winter in the SEEDS greenhouse thanks to new grow lights donated by Martech Electric and installed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union.

“They donated a lot of time and expense and we are placing some appreciative signs outside to acknowledge their support,” says Lee Reid, who heads the project.

Stephen Harper’s Disservice to Israel

Stephen Harper’s Disservice to Israel

The dictionary definition of perverse says (of a person or their actions) “...showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences.” Well, that just about sums up Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s disturbing trip to Israel.

Safety reminder for backcountry enthusiasts

The outdoors can turn cruel in a matter of seconds, so be prepared.

A snowmobile death near Valemont has prompted the Canadian Avalanche Centre to issue a safety reminder for anyone venturing into the backcountry.

The avalanche happened (Saturday) January 18, and while everyone in the group was carrying essential safety gear-avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels, the victim could not be located for over three hours.

Locating an avalanche victim quickly is a critical factor in increasing their odds of survival.

Fish virus found in Kootenay Lake Kokanee calls for action

At this point there is no explanation as to why the virus (IHNv) showed up at Meadow Creek. — Photo courtesy Jeff Burrows

A fatal fish virus has been detected in the Kootenay Lake Kokanee raised in the Meadow Creek and Redfish spawning channels.

Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNv) was found in 80 percent of spawning Kokanee in a routine check of the fish coming from the Meadow Creek spawning channel last fall.

The virus has also been detected in spawners in the Redfish Creek spawning channel.

Reservoir storage basic concept of Columbia River Treaty

Reservoir storage basic concept of Columbia River Treaty

The stage is being set for a showdown between Canada and the US over the post 2014 Columbia River Treaty as the two countries recently stated radically different visions for the upcoming renewal of the cross-border agreement.

The province wants to keep things much as they are with some improvements and more cash flowing from the agreement, while the Americans want to overhaul it from the ground up.

Salvation Army the winner in The Nelson Daily drive

The Nelson Daily Ad Manager John McCuaig (far left) and TND Owner Bruce Fuhr (far right) present Food Bank Coorinator David Sprague and Drop In Centre Volunteer Coordinator Simone Peland with a cheque to help during the busy season. — Jessica Fuhr photo

The Nelson Daily, a locally owned and operated online news service and proudly dedicated to the community, finally got around to handing over some cash to the Salvation Army following a successful Facebook campaign.

The campaign, which ran prior to the Christmas Holiday season, saw The Nelson Daily to make a donation to the Nelson Food Cupboard and Salvation Army Food Bank for every new like.

Boundary Dog Sled Races day one

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With beautiful weather, plenty of competitors and hundreds of spectators, the Boundary Dog Sled Classics can only be deemed a success. 

The Boundary Dog Sled races were a sprint-edition this year compared to the long-distance races held in previous years. This allowed spectators to watch almost the entire race, making it a big draw for locals looking for something to do last weekend.

Fire destroys home in Pass Creek

Fire destroys home in Pass Creek

A fire last night in Pass Creek destroyed a home, despite the attendance of three fire departments and roughly 20 firefighters, according to Pass Creek fire chief Brian Bebelman.

He said the call came in at about 9:55 p.m. to respond to a fire at the end of McDaniels Road, at a double-wide trailer mounted on a full foundation, with the front of the trailer at ground level but the back jutting out as far as 15 feet above the ground.

Implications of City of Castlegar wrong-doing refuted

Implications of City of Castlegar wrong-doing refuted

Implications that the City of Castlegar failed to exercise due diligence in its bid to expand its boundaries have proven to be unfounded.

The contention first arose when the city announced its intent to expand its boundaries to include Ootischenia gravel pit lands, which are currently owned by the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and fall within the jurisdiction of Area J of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK). The public notice also indicated that MoT had given the City of Castlegar first right of refusal on purchase of the property in question, if and when said property were to become available (it has not yet been determined if the property even can be sold, as environmental assessments are still pending).

National Environmental Leadership Clinic coming to the Kootenays

EECOM and CBEEN planning team at the Alberta Council for Environmental Education Leadership Clinic

The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) is excited to announce that it has teamed up with its national counterpart, the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM), to offer a unique environmental education opportunity.

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