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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 29 2020

FortisBC is reminding customers to to pay attention to energy use to reduce seasonal spikes with colder temperatures forcasted as the calendar flips 2021.  

By Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Dec 28 2020

With the Throne Speech promise of an Action Plan for Women in the Economy, the federal government committed to ensuring an intersectional feminist response to economic recovery from the pandemic.  

By Charles Jeanes on Monday Dec 28 2020

The Duel

... I’m abandoned and destitute, an absolute simpleton, this mind of mine so muddled and blank. Others are bright, clear. I’m dark, murky. Others are competent and effective: I’m pensive and withdrawn.”    -- Tao Te Ching, 20  [David Hinton translation]

By Province of British Columbia on Sunday Dec 27 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer (PHO), and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement announcing the first confirmed case of a person in British Columbia infected with the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom:

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 a Freedom Rally was held at Millennium Park in Castlegar where between 60 and 80 people gathered to listen to speakers with messaging around COVID-19 related guidelines, measures and enacted laws, according to Castlegar Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

Artificial light has major negative effects on our sleep and energy levels, and our constant exposure to it is unnatural and is deteriorating our circadian rhythm.

VivaRays, a new local business based in Nelson, created the best junk light blockers on the market considering the human natural rhythm and sustainability factors to live in harmony with our environment.

By Brittny Anderson on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. It has been very challenging for many, but we have also seen so much strength and resilience, with neighbours stepping up to help each other and organizations working together to support people in need.  

By Contributor on Wednesday Dec 23 2020

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational users of backcountry and frontcountry avalanche terrain, in effect immediately until Sunday, Dec. 27.

The warning is widespread and applies to the following forecast regions:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

From a lack of toilet paper due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to a summer of smoke with real major local wildfires — although some residents in the Slocan Valley may differ — to a year spent social distancing from pretty much everyone and wearing masks, 2020 has been a year to forget.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 22 2020

Interior Health administers first COVID-19 vaccines in Kelowna and Kamloops

Interior Health is celebrating a milestone in the fight against COVID-19, the first vaccinations have occurred in Kelowna and Kamloops.

As part of the provincial COVID-19 immunization program, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been received and is being administered to long-term care staff and physicians.