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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 ...

Wildfire Risk Reduction projects better protect Boundary Region communities

Efforts are being made by the West Boundary Community Forest (WBCF) to better safeguard nearby communities from the potential dangers posed by wildfires. With the infusion of new grant funding from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC’s (FESBC) 2022-2023 Funding Program, the WBCF has made significant progress to reduce...

Important tips to help be prepared for Wildfire season

Most disasters happen in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s important to take appropriate measures before they happen to ensure you and your loved ones are prepared. Bigger, hotter, more frequent wildfires can threaten the places we live, and wildfire season is hitting the province early. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) ...

Strong growth highlights 2023 NDCU AGM

Michael Ramsey was recently elected board chair of the Nelson and District Credit Union. Ramsey, the Rossland representative area director, was elected to the position the day after the NDCU released financial results for 2022, announced long-term employee service awards and introduced acclaimed directors at its annual general...

Kootenay–Columbia MP calls on Feds to halt any hostile takeover of Teck Resources

Rob Morrison, MP for Kootenay–Columbia is calling on the Trudeau Government to halt any hostile takeover of Teck Resources. Morrison said in a media release that Glencore’s proposed $23 billion (USD) hostile takeover of Teck Resources would be devastating for British Columbian communities like Sparwood and Elkford, and Canadians...

Public Service Alliance of Canada begin strike action

More than 155,000 Public Service Alliance of  Canada members working for Treasury Board and Canada Revenue Agency began strike action Wednesday, April 19, 2023. “We truly hoped we wouldn’t be forced to take strike action, but we’ve exhausted every other avenue to reach a fair contract for Canada’s Federal Public Service...

Milestone $155 million investment approved for FortisBC’s energy efficiency programs

FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Inc. (collectively FortisBC) received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to invest more than $155 million into conservation and energy efficiency programs in 2023, marking the highest annual investment by the energy utility to date. In addition to directly supporting its...

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