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LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

LETTER: Dan Albas needs further education

In a Saturday morning interview on CBC Radio’s The House, Dan Albas, the Conservative MP for South Okanagan-Similkameen continued his government’s attacks on the Canadian judiciary. I feel his remarks betray a scary lack of understanding of the role of the courts in our country.

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

COMMENT: Fencing agreement with Nature's Trust

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On July 2nd there was a field trip on Nature Trust property. The major objective of the field trip was to encourage Nature Trust to take ownership of their 475 acres and start the process of mitigating the significant damage caused by the cow which is contrary to the 99 year lease agreement signed with the Fish & Wildlife Branch in 1974 a year after the purchase.

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

COMMENT: Wildfire Safety, Building Accessibility and Celebrating Summer

Summer in the Okanagan. Who wouldn't want to be here and enjoy all of what nature has to offer? Lakes, trails, every kind of fruit and vegetable and wine to top it off.  However the heat of summer also brings wildfires. Many of you live in interface areas, beautiful homes backing onto forests and hills, surrounded by nature’s fuel for fires.

No injuries after Teck incident last night

No injuries after Teck incident last night

While some residents may have been alarmed by an incident at Teck Cominco last night, spokesperson Catherine Adair says there is no cause for concern, despite sirens and what appeared to be smoke coming from the mill.

"Shortly after 9 p..m., the Lead Smelter experienced an unplanned local power outage," Adair said. "This resulted in the venting of some in-process gases from the KIVCET furnace and Slag Fuming Furnaces, which was visible both on site and to the community.

LETTER: Water meter fines too high; more respect for residents needed

LETTER: Water meter fines too high; more respect for residents needed

Dear Mr. Allin and members of the Grand Forks city council,

Concerning the new water metering bylaws now under consideration for first, second and third readings at this evening's meeting (July 21), and for probable adoption on August 18, I understood that these draft bylaws were only available within the Information Package that was prepared for the COTW (Committee of the Whole) meeting held on June 23rd; draft bylaws are not posted on the city's website because they are not yet in force.

COMMENT: Troubled Times

Alex Atamanenko, MP BC Southern Interior . . . convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage.

The more I reflect upon our troubled times, the more I am convinced that Canada is not acting in a responsible manner on the international stage.  As Robert Murray, Professor and Columnist for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy stated, “The Harper government has come out with its ‘principled foreign policy’.  Exactly what that principled foreign policy looks like, though, is very short on details but very big on strong, sometimes inflammatory rhetoric”

Homeowner energy savings, hydro rate review, 30 city-owned buildings, and more: Nelson City Council July 21, 2014

 To open the July 21 city council meeting, Gabriel Macdonald, 19, and Galen Boulanger, 16, with director Allison Girvan in the background, sing a selection from the upcoming Capitol summer youth theatre production of The Secret Garden

Once each month the city council meeting is a Committee of the Whole, which means that members of the public, community groups, and the city's own department staff may present to council. No decisions are made at these meetings but if council wants to make a decision on something that is presented, it will be brought back to a regular council meeting.

The following is a summary of the proceedings of the July 21, 2014, Committee of the Whole meeting.

The city owns thirty buildings

No campfire ban, at this time, for the Southeast Fire Centre

Campfires are still allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre

Despite a large number of inquiries the Southeast Fire Centre will not be issuing a campfire prohibition at this time.

However, staff will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis.

Jordan Turner, Fire Information Officer, said sometimes it is necessary to implement campfire prohibitions to reduce the risk of wildfires.

He said multiple factors determine the timing of such a ban, including weather conditions, local fire activity and whether fire centre staff are encountering widespread non-compliance with campfire regulations.

Foul play not currently suspected in sudden death of 17-year-old Ross Spur girl

Foul play not currently suspected in sudden death of 17-year-old Ross Spur girl
Police do not, at this time, suspect foul play in the sudden death of a 17-year-old Ross Spur girl, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich
 
"On July 20, just after 1 a.m., Trail & Greater District Detachment General Duty members, responding to an 911 call, attended a residence located on Faulkner Road, in Ross Spur ...

Problem North Shore bear killed after swimming across Kootenay Lake

A bear put a scare on patrons at the Prestige Lakeside Resort Monday afternoon. — photo courtesy TMTVNEWS.COM

A juvenile bear that has been causing extensive damage on the North Shore was put down Monday by Conservation Officers said Sgt. Dino Falcone of the Nelson Police.

The bear, which was highly habituated to the area’s human food sources, was seen swimming across Kootenay Lake from the Johnstone Road area toward the Prestige Lakeside Resort at about 1:15 p.m.

The bear climbed onto the dock before startling boaters and patrons in the restaurant patio area.

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