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by Contributor on Thursday Dec 17 2015

The BC SPCA is encouraging British Columbians to voice their opinion on proposed changes that will remove the limit on how many wolves hunters can kill in the Peace Region and triple the number of grizzly bears that can be killed in the same area.

B.C.’s Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations wants to remove any closed season for wolf...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Dec 16 2015

There’s going to be a new presence on the downtown streets of Nelson starting in the new year.

Nelson Police Department officers will be moving to the beat in the downtown core next year — starting in January — getting back to the basics of policing with foot patrols, restoring one of the original roles to the venerable force.

The move to reenact foot patrols in the downtown will...

by Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Dec 16 2015

As I mark my first anniversary as Board Chair of Interior Health, I’m looking back on the highlights and challenges of 2015. From wildfires that blazed through much of our region, to major investments in surgical care, and a change in leadership within our organization, it has been quite a year.
We saw the departure of Dr. Robert Halpenny as President and CEO and in October, we...

by Brendan Quinn on Tuesday Dec 15 2015

The CP Holiday Train rolled through the Heritage City last night, and it seems that every child in town was out to see the show.

People of all ages, but especially the younger members of the Nelson community, packed the Lakeside Park railway crossing in anticipation for the arrival of the holiday themed neon locomotive.

Despite a delay experienced while the train was...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 14 2015

Want a job?

However, before running out to apply, remember one of the first requirements is you can’t be squeamish around dead bodies.

The BC Coroners Services is looking for community coroners for eight regions of the province including Nelson/Trail.

“Community coroners work on an as-needed basis,” said the Ministry of Justice website.

“This is not full time...

by Brendan Quinn on Monday Dec 14 2015

There promises to be plenty of fireworks tonight in Trail during a meeting regarding a proposal to restrict access to certain roads in the Pend d’Oreille Valley region.

The open forum for the public, which has some members of the community up in arms about the potentially negative impacts on local industry and education, will give citizens the opportunity to voice their concerns and...

by Brendan Quinn on Sunday Dec 13 2015

Several cannabis dispensaries in Nanaimo were recently raided by RCMP, causing residents of Nelson — widely referred to as Canada’s “pot capital" — to wonder if similar action may be taken here on the road to legalization.

With new dispensaries popping up all the time, and a promise of cannabis legalization from Justin Trudeau, there is a lot of confusion surrounding legally accessible...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 13 2015

Who needs a Christmas Tree cutting permit when you have the Nelson Rotary Club on the beat selling trees at the Chalko Mika Mall.

The Nelson Rotary Club is back at it with a full selection of trees located in the Garden Section of the WalMart store at the west end of the Chalko Mika Mall.

The location is open daily until all the trees are sold.

So don't wait, get down to...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 13 2015

As winter’s cold embrace descends upon B.C., the Ministry of Environment is providing over $190,000 to 13 communities and regional districts as part of the Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program.

Since 2008, the B.C. government, in partnership with the BC Lung Association, has helped British Columbians replace their older model stoves with new cleaner burning models.

Last year...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Dec 12 2015

On the positive side, in a spirit of optimism, we have this report  from  "Tree Alerts":

"195 countries reached across traditional divides today to unite behind the greatest moral challenge of our time and seal the deal on a historic...

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