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by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Transit ridership is down in a covid-19 infused world in Nelson but not nearly as drastic as most areas of the province, noted a BC Transit official.

Chelsea Mossey, government relations manager for BC Transit, said transit ridership in the Heritage city has dropped by 47 per cent compared to this time last year.

However, that pales in comparison to the 60 to 80 per cent drop in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

The Nelson Civic Theatre Society and the Nelson Cycling Club are just two of the organizations benefiting from a new joint provincial-federal investment fund.

Nelson NDP MLA Michelle Mungall made the announcement recently that people in Nelson-Creston will benefit from better infrastructure, upgrades to local trails and a new cultural media arts centre thanks to the $4 million...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Following years of planning, funding applications, feasibility studies and community engagement, the Nelson Innovation Centre, managed by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science & Technology), is set to open in the Chamber of Commerce building at the foot of...

by The Fraser Institute on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Workers in Canada — across all income levels — pay higher personal income tax rates than workers in the United States, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Our high income tax rates can deter professionals, entrepreneurs and businessowners from working and investing in Canada, which...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

By Ian Lowe, from  The Conversation

Documentary maker Michael Moore’s latest offering, Planet of the Humans, rightly argues that infinite growth on a finite planet is “suicide”. But...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 07 2020

After the 2008 stock and housing market crash plunged the U.S. and world into economic upheaval, governments came to the rescue, with trillions of dollars in corporate bailouts. Executives at the insurance firm AIG were so happy with their US$152-billion package (more than U.S. and European countries spent in total on developmental aid the same year), they celebrated ...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 01 2020

Remember Cassandra, from ancient Greek mythology? The story is that the god Apollo fell in love with Cassandra, but she did not return his passion.  Attempting to win her love, Apollo gifted her with true knowledge  of the future, with truth-telling – but despite that amazing gift, she still didn’t return his love.  Angry and bitter, Apollo was unable to revoke the divine gift of prophesy, so...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 29 2020

Imagine a country where the top one percent of the population owned one quarter of all the wealth and the bottom 40 per cent together owned only one per cent.  Sounds outrageous?  That country is Canada.

The source of those figures is the latest report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer.  The disparity...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jun 23 2020

On June 22, 2020, over 100 health experts from around the world issued a statement about the relative safety of reusables compared with single-use plastics, cups, and so on, with regard to transmitting COVID-19. 

Their statement...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 16 2020

The Province has approved a temporary wholesale pricing model that will allow liquor licensees to purchase beer, wine and spirits at reduced cost.

This measure will provide much-needed financial support for businesses like restaurants, bars and tourism operators with liquor licences. It will be in place from the end of July 2020 until March 31, 2021, when the program will be reviewed....

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