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Fire ban coming into effect

Fire ban coming into effect

Effective at noon PDT on July 2, 2014, open fires will be prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety. This prohibition will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Specifically, prohibited activities include:

COMMENT: Pensions are not only a seniors’ problem – Part 2

COMMENT: Pensions are not only a seniors’ problem – Part 2

In part one I wrote about the unjust decision to increase the eligibility age for Old Age Security (OAS) to 67 and a variety of options to save for retirement. There are also all sorts of self-help manuals and financial advisors who can give you a good advice on how to plan for your financial needs when you retire. (So far I haven’t seen anyone offering advice on how to invest if you cannot afford your basic daily needs.)

Tips for drivers and parents to help keep kids safe this summer

Summer is here on Lakeside Beach. So make sure to drive and play safe. — The Nelson Daily

It's official – summer is here!

It's an exciting time for kids and many are looking forward to spending more time outdoors whether it's playing street hockey or riding their bike with friends. That's why we're asking drivers and parents to do their part to help keep kids safe on our roads during the summer months.

On average, 153 child pedestrians (aged five to 15) are injured in 145 crashes each year in B.C., including 17 child pedestrians (aged five to 15) are injured in 16 crashes each year in the Southern Interior.

'Throw the book at me' says James after guilty verdict

Marilyn james talks with one of 25supporters outside the Nelson Courthouse Tuesday.— Suzy Hamilton photo

The Sinixt spokesperson who was accused of  breaching an injunction prohibiting anyone from blocking a logging operation on Perry Ridge was found guilty of criminal contempt in BC Supreme Court Tuesday.

Marilyn James was given a 14 day conditional sentence to be served at home for standing in the way of  Galena Contracting’s James Hascarl as he headed for work one day after the injunction was issued March 3.

But she told the court she would not obey the conditions of the sentence.

Parallel realities

Parallel realities

“Looking out upon the horrid ruin we seem to have made of the planet, in spite of the kind hearts and good intentions of the vast majority of human beings, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that some nefarious force has hijacked civilization, driving it towards ends that serve almost no one…

City breaks its own law on bear-proof garbage, Hall Street reno moves forward, Nelson Cares asks for contribution to Ward Street upgrades, and more: Nelson City Council June 23, 2014

City breaks its own law on bear-proof garbage, Hall Street reno moves forward, Nelson Cares asks for contribution to Ward Street upgrades, and more: Nelson City Council June 23, 2014

 

The following is a summary of the meeting of Nelson City Council on June 23, 2014.

Bear Aware coordinator asks council to follow its own rules

Joanne Siderius (WildSafe BC Community Coordinator for Nelson) and Frank Ritcey (WildSafe BC’s Provincial Coordinator) asked council to replace four garbage cans on city property with bear-resistant cans at a total cost of $4000.

WildSafe BC was formerly called Bear Aware.

Gallery 2 Celebrates 30 Years the Old Fashioned Way

Beverly and Richard Reid with Tedd Fogg.

Canopied tents, children’s activity centres and brightly colored balloons adorned the lush lawn surrounding the gallery 2 Art and Heritage Centre in Grand Forks Saturday, as community members and visitors of all ages joined with staff and volunteers to celebrate the Centre’s 30th birthday.

From 12 to 3 pm, the old-fashioned family birthday party featured sack races, pin-the-tail on the donkey, mural painting, egg and spoon races and other fun activities for children and the young at heart, in keeping with their latest child-friendly heritage exhibit Toys Were Us.

Crowd gathers to support Nelson Teachers during 'In Support of Public Education' rally

L.V. Rogers High School student Dunavan Morris-Janzen told the crowd he stands behind teachers. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Despite seeing its labour dispute with the government drag into another week, and appearing to be going nowhere, local teachers were joined by a large group of supporters at the Nelson and District Teachers’ Association “In Support of Public Education" rally Monday at the City Hall Courtyard.

“We had a good turnout despite the inclement weather,” said NDTA president Paul Boscariol following the rally.

“We had a lot people here, who were able to learn more about and understand the issues in this labour dispute.”

Conflict escalates as teachers union says 'no' to Grade 10 and 11 report cards

Conflict escalates as teachers union says 'no' to Grade 10 and 11 report cards

Protests and rallies are being held throughout the Kootenays today, including in Castlegar, as the conflict between the BC Teachers Federation and the provincial government continues to escalate.

Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union president Andy Davidoff issued a release today indicating teachers will not be issuing report cards for Grade 10 and 11 students.

Parking Meter Fairy does best to send a warm thought to Nelson shoppers

Otters hold hands when they sleep . . .. Have an affectionate day from the Parking Meter Fairy. — The Nelson Daily photos

Drive into a parking stall in Nelson.

There's a pretty good chance a two-headed or single-head parking meter will be waiting to grab some loose change out of the pocket.

During the weekend someone went out of their way about the downtown of the Heritage City putting stickers onto meters in an attempt to cheer up shoppers.

From Welsh Folklore to friendly Otters, Nelson Parking Meter Good Neighbour did their best to cheer up drivers before the meter sucked another quarter out of their change purse.

Only in Nelson you say?

Pitty!

 

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