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Ottawa's failure to follow own law threatening endangered species: Ecojustice report

Ottawa's failure to follow own law threatening endangered species: Ecojustice report

A new report that evaluates the effectiveness of Canada’s endangered species legislation is pointing to the federal government’s failure to follow its own law as one of the biggest barriers to saving imperilled wildlife.

Nelson District Housing Society turns over keys to Nelson CARES

Copper Mountain Court in Rosemont is now being run by Nelson CARES Society.  — photo courtesy Nelson District Housing Society

Roland Perrin and the Nelson District Housing Society have turned over the keys to the Copper Mountain Court, Cedar Grove Estates and Lakeside Place Monday (October 1) to Nelson CARES Society in a move that promises to keep affordable housing in the Heritage City for years.

“It was time to find a new model of business that would ensure affordable housing in Nelson for decades to come,” Roland Perrin, Chair of the Nelson District Housing Society, said in a written release.

CUPE Local 2262, RDCK return to bargaining table in NDCC labour dispute

The picket lines could be a thing of the past if the two sides get hammer out an agreement. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There soon could be an end to the labour dispute between the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and CUPE Local 2262 workers at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

As of Tuesday, the two sides are back at the bargaining table.

“We back at the table with the employer,” Steve Stringfellow, National Rep for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, told The Nelson Daily.

Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association presidents endorse resolution to legalize cannabis

Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association presidents endorse resolution to legalize cannabis

Vancouver- British Columbia's Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association Presidents endorsed a policy resolution to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, as approved by Liberal Party delegates from across Canada at the Party's 2012 Biennial Policy Conference in Ottawa. The Council held their quarterly meeting Saturday in West Vancouver where they also discussed the Party's upcoming leadership race, the provincial policy convention in November and preparations for the upcoming Victoria by-election.

Semi-finalists Announced for the 2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards!

Semi-finalists Announced for the 2012 Spirit of Innovation Awards!

The West Kootenay-Boundary region is full of innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations who have the passion to dream, the courage to pursue those dreams and the dogged determination and willingness to sacrifice what many would not to drive those dream into reality.

Now is our chance to recognize and thank those innovative, enterprising businesses and organizations that are driving our community forward.

UPDATED: Family of Rita Chretien addresses public after remains of missing Albert Chretien found

The body of Albert Chretien (left) was found Saturday.

The family of Rita Chretien released a statement Tuesday in Penticton regarding the finding of their father Albert in Elko County in Nevada Saturday.

The family have asked that the public and media respect their request for privacy from this point forward as they contend with the confirmed death of Albert Chretien and the recovery of his remains.

Good Morning.

I speak this morning on behalf of Rita and family.

GRAPHIC: Enemies of the Internet

GRAPHIC: Enemies of the Internet

If you think that identity theft is the worst-case-scenario of Internet use, you clearly don’t live in any of the nations that make the list of top “Enemies of the Internet.” Not only do these governments monitor their citizens’ web activity, but they also make it nearly impossible for them to safely share and gather information through anonymous microblogs, Facebook pages or Twitter accounts.

Nelson salutes Sports Day in Canada

Kootenay Christian Martial Arts athletes treated spectators and participants at Nelson’s Sports Day in Canada with a special display of forms and sparring. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Sports Day in Canada came to Nelson Saturday, with a host of area clubs prancing out their respective sports for locals to try.

Hosted by the Nelson Regional Sports Council Sports Day in Canada was an opportunity or families and kids of all ages to celebrate their favourite sport or try their hand at something ne.

“Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.

Nelson awarded BC's Most Small Business Friendly Community

Nelson is not only one of the most picturesque cities in BC, but now small business friendly too.

Nelson was one of six BC communities to be recognized by the provincial government as BC's Most Small Business Friendly Community for supporting small business through local policies, projects and programs.

Nelson mayor John Dooley received the award in person at the BC Legislature Thursday (September 27) during the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) convention in Victoria.

"It felt really good to get recognized for what we do," Dooley told The Nelson Daily from Victoria.

Pro-life movement gets message out Sunday in Nelson

Pro life supporters in Nelson line Front Street with signs promoting life. — The Nelson Daily photo

Members of the local pro-life group were out in full force in Nelson Sunday doing their part to promote life.

The members lines Front Street in Nelson with signs saying "Abortion Kills Children."

 

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