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More newspapers in B.C. shut down

The newspaper industry in BC saw not one, but three community publications announce the closure of operations over the past few days. Glacier Media, which publishes the Alaska Highway News in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Mirror, announced last week that both publications in Northeast B.C. will cease operations. “With the significant changes to […]

Career boost for local childcare staff

Shelley-Anne Jorgensen always dreamed of being a preschool teacher. Nurturing the development of young children with compassion and patience always appealed to her. But to achieve her goals, she’d need formal training, as educating children is more than just playtime and crafts. Jorgensen graduated from the College of New Caledonia’s Early Childhood Educator (ECE) program […]

Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

Coastal GasLink project fined more than $340,000 for non-compliance

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued two administrative penalties totalling $346,000 to Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. (CGL) on Sept. 19, 2023, for non-compliance with requirements of its environmental assessment certificate. One penalty of $340,000 concerned deficiencies with erosion and sediment control measures identified by compliance and enforcement officers during four multi-day inspections along the pipeline […]

Nelson Pickleball raises funds for new court at Tennis Club

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world. The excitement of pickleball has not gone unnoticed in the communities in and around the Heritage City, prompting the Nelson Pickleball Club to take matters into their own hands by raising funds to build an additional court at the Nelson Tennis Club, located above L.V. Rogers […]

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report

With solid performance of its investments, Columbia Basin Trust was able to deliver $82.2 million in direct benefits to the Basin. Results are now available in its 2022/23 Annual Service Plan Report. “The Trust strives to generate predictable, sustainable and appreciating investment returns to support residents’ efforts to make their communities better places today, and into […]

Call for coverage: Chamber urges City to widen scope of prohibition

As City council prepares to pass final reading on its Parks Bylaw amendment to prohibit public consumption of controlled substances in city parks and beaches, one of the city’s top economic drivers is calling for more. The Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce was supportive of the City’s decision earlier this month to bring forth […]

Five must-know tips amid BC's most destructive wildfire season to date — BBB

In the midst of BC's most destructive wildfire season to date, it's necessary to be prepared for evacuation at a moment's notice. There are 419 active wildfires and over 1.56 million hectares of burnt land in BC, according to BC Wildfire Service. BBB serving Mainland BC and Yukon is urging the public to take the necessary...

Slocan Valley Co-op to purchase Castlegar Husky

Nearly one year after announcing the purchase of two Husky retail fuel sites in Nelson and Glenmerry, B.C., Slocan Valley Co-op is adding a third retail fuel site in Castlegar. The Board of Directors of Slocan Valley Co-op approved the purchase of the Castlegar Husky site, located at 1415 Columbia Avenue. The site will be...

Mercer announces temporary curtailment of its Celgar pulp mill

Mercer International Inc. announced July 21 the temporary curtailment of operations at its Celgar pulp mill located in Castlegar, BC, including wood acceptance. The curtailment is currently scheduled to become effective July 29, 2023, until August 28, 2023. This temporary curtailment results from a significant loss of rail ...

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