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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they’re polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out.

Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

Nelson Police said in a media release Monday the department has recently noted an increase in bear activity in various parts of the City. 

Which is why NPD would like to remind the public that this is the time for bears to be looking for food and to ensure that garbage, compost, and waste products are disposed of in a secure manner to avoid any possible confrontations with wildlife....

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 09 2017

A host of legal snags awaits the regional district if it chooses to go down the road toward development permit areas to regulate the cannabis industry in rural West Kootenay, a new report warns.

Despite rural West Kootenay’s long and profitable association with the cannabis industry, the regional district government is looking at ways to regulate the green economy on the eve of the...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

The public is invited to attend an evening learning about bats at the Lion's Hall in Invermere on Friday, October 27.

The evening, beginning at 7 p.m, is supported by Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund.

Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac, will be on hand to help with the learning about these...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.

“Avi Lewis is a very...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 09 2017

Homelessness Action Week in Nelson began Monday in Nelson.

The focus of the week is Opening Doors to Affordable Housing.

The week kicked off with a Thanksgiving Dinner at Our Daily Bread Monday.

Tuesday, in...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Oct 07 2017

The fact that science is the foundation for civilization and democracy should be self-evident. Regrettably, that connection seems often to escape our collective consciousness. We tend to think of science narrowly as restricted to high-tech, laboratories, and the development of electric cars or travel to Mars. But everything we do collectively, from Medicare, to fighting climate change, to...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 05 2017

There is very little room left in the Room to Live campaign to raise money to renovate 45 units in one of the city’s only low-income housing blocks in the downtown.

It is one of the more heart-warming stories of the last few years, with only seven per cent ($45,000) of the total remaining to be raised out of the $690,000 that Nelson CARES Society elected to fundraise in order to fulfill...

by Wayne Stetski on Thursday Oct 05 2017

In the nearly two years that I’ve worked as your Member of Parliament, I’ve learned that, while activities in the House of Commons get most of the drama and the media attention, the real work of parliamentarians happens in committees. All legislation and many important issues are dealt with by committees.

We have thirty “Standing Committees” under the House of Commons, covering...

by Dan Kraus on Thursday Oct 05 2017

Forests define our Canadian geography and identity. One-third of our country is covered with trees, and forests occur in every province and territory. Jobs in forestry employ more than 200,000  Canadians and support many Indigenous and northern communities. 

It’s easy to think that our forests are endless, and it’s a mindset we’ve held...

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