Mock disaster tests local departments as part of Emergency Preparedness Week

This rescue was real as Nelson firefighters carry the injured woman to safety following a fall down a steep bank near Mountain Lake in Feburary. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

Residents are invited to watch a disaster and the resulting emergency response unfold on Saturday, May 6th when a training scenario is staged at the vacant land at Mount St. Francis Hospital, 1300 Gordon Road in Nelson.
As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the exercise will require several agencies to work together to respond to a mock bus accident that involves mass “casualties” and hazmat conditions.  

Latest acquisition for Nature Trust in land in Lardeau Valley

This 31 hectare (76 acre) property expands the Lower Lardeau Duncan Conservation Lands Complex. — Submitted photo

The Nature Trust of British Columbia is pleased to announce the acquisition of Lardeau–Duncan–Meadow Creek South property with the support of the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP).

This 31 hectare (76 acre) property expands the Lower Lardeau Duncan Conservation Lands Complex.

It is located near the community of Meadow Creek in the West Kootenay, and is adjacent to The Nature Trust’s existing Lardeau-Duncan property.

Gallery changes financial fortune with fiscal restraint in year-end report

The gallery reduced its expenses significantly over the last year, Woodruff explained, sticking within the budget it had drawn up and “living within its means".

What a difference a year makes.

A little bit of belt tightening has brought the Grand Forks Art Gallery well in under budget for the end of its fiscal year, a marked difference from one year ago.

Grand Forks Art Gallery Society executive director Terry Woodruff told Grand Forks city council at its April 10 committee-of-the-whole meeting that it has come in $17,000 below what it budgeted for the 2016-2017 season — ending at $285,000 (budgeted $302,000) — which ended March 31.

BC Election 2017: Jesse O'Leary — An Independent that could do a much better job

Jesse O'Leary — Climate change is the biggest issue facing humanity.

It’s close tonail-biting time for candidates as voting has commenced in BC's the 41st general election with advance polls now open.

On Tuesday, May 9th the rest of voting will conclude to elect members to the Legislative Assembly in Victoria.

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today, The Nelson Daily speaks Independent Candidate Jesse O’Leary.

Editorial: One more resource for voting decisions

Editorial:  One more resource for voting decisions

As  most readers here know by now, I'm supremely tired of -- and sickened by -- election communications that tell you terrible (and usually inaccurate) things about the OTHER parties and their candidates, and make wild promises to get your vote.  But I think it's hugely important that people get informed about what the different parties really stand for and what they're most likely to do if elected.  And then vote.  Please vote.

Humanity and Progress

Humanity and Progress

Humans. Love us. Hate us. Wonderful. Horrid.

In this column, I am not trying to change anyone’s mind, in contrast to my two-part column of April wherein I was attacking capitalism and hoping to make converts to my opinion. Capitalism is still much on my mind, but I am not going to continue to analyse its effects, merely observe them.

May is Invasive Species Action Month. Nip them in the bud!


Anyone hiking or biking on trails in our region may have noticed that many of those trails are being hemmed in by certain plants: burdock with its nasty burrs later in the year, spotted knapweed, common tansy, hoary alyssum, policeman's helmet (AKA Himalayan balsam) -- even, in some places, Japanese knotweed -- and other invasive species.  Yes, all those (and many more) are invasives, and they spread especially fast along the trails because we all unwittingly spread their seeds on our clothing, our bikes and our dogs' fur.

Share the roads with motorcycles

Warmer weather promises to bring out the motorcycle riders on roads in the Southern Interior.

ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) said sixty per cent of motorcycle crashes in B.C. involve other vehicles.

Which why police and ICBC are urging everyone to share the roads safely with motorcycles and yield the right-of-way at intersections.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and, with warmer weather upon us, more riders will be hitting the road. It's important that both drivers and riders practice safe driving to keep our communities safer.

BC Election 2017: Michelle Mungall — Passionate about issues that matter to people

Representing Nelson-Creston would alllow Michelle Mungall the opportunity to work to build a better BC.

In less than a week, Tuesday, May 9 to be exact, voters in BC will elect members to the Legislative Assembly in the 41st British Columbia general election.

To help voters gain some insight into the five candidates vying for the Nelson-Creston seat, The Nelson Daily will profile all five of the candidates running.

Today, The Nelson Daily reporter John Boivin speaks with two-time MLA for Nelson-Creston Michelle Mungall of the BC NDP.

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