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by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 08 2020

BC Parks is immediately closing all provincial parks in response to the widespread call for increased action to address COVID-19.

The closure responds to both the federal and provincial directives that people should stay close to home to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk. This temporary measure means people should not be going to provincial parks until further notice...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 07 2020

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Thursday, April 16, 2020, most open burning activities will be prohibited throughout British Columbia to reduce the likelihood of human-caused wildfires, although campfires will still be allowed.

The following activities will be prohibited, and these restrictions will remain in effect until the public is otherwise notified:...

by The Fraser Institute on Monday Apr 06 2020

By Jake Fuss and Alex Whalen, The Fraser Institute

If you’ve gone to the supermarket recently, you might have noticed that several items are in short supply.

As concerns mount over the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chains have been challenged to keep up with increased demand for products such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. However, there is a...

by The Narwhal on Monday Apr 06 2020

As fears intensify that the benchmark price for Alberta’s oilsands crude could drop below zero, we dig into what’s behind the crash, the phenomenon of ‘homeless crude’ and why new pipelines ultimately won’t solve the problem  

By Sharon J. Riley for The Narwhal

The headlines...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Apr 06 2020

Kootenay businesses may be seeing wolves at the door instead of customers as the COVID-19 continues to spread and keep people at home.

But there is help available through organizations such as Community Futures Central Kootenay, a pipeline of information and support during these desperate, disparate and distancing times.

The non-profit community economic development organization...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Apr 05 2020
Does anyone without an economist's education understand how vast sums of money are "created" when Western, highly-developed economies are in crisis?
In 2008/09, trillions of dollars seemed to be conjured out of nothing, to rescue banks, corporations, and finance capitalists in the USA. Then, Wall St....
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 01 2020

Let’s come together in these physically distancing times.

These are difficult times, especially for people who lack safe shelter, food and other necessities — and for those on the front lines. Even though we must maintain physical distance, we need to come together more than ever.

As bad as things are, and could get, compassion and wisdom will ensure that good emerges from...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 30 2020

During these challenging times, The Nelson Daily and The Daily Dose would like to share our deepest gratitude to our front line healthcare professionals and to our beloved and resilient business community.

May you continue to inspire local pride, we are proud and support you.

Developing opportunities for making and supporting all things local in this moment of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

As challenges caused by novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to shift, the B.C. government and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer (PHO), are taking unprecedented measures to slow transmission.

On March 16, 2020, Henry issued an order under the Public Health Act prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people.

On March 18, 2020, the chief inspector of mines (CIM)...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

With businesses closing their doors in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the need for business supports is urgent. As a non-profit community economic development organization, Community Futures Central Kootenay is committed to helping businesses and communities through this crisis. Staff have been monitoring government announcements, curating business resources, hosting business...

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