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By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

It’s a zero waste event with a definite upside.

Trash to Treasure Day (T2T) is about turning your trash, or someone else’s, into treasure and reusing what might have been thrown out.

This Saturday residents in the Regional District of Central Kootenay, including...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 19 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The City of Nelson is the odd municipality out in the establishment of a community sustainable living service in the regional district.

Alternative approval process will be used to obtain the assent of the electors to establish the service in every area of the regional district except...

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2010

Kootenay School of the Arts at Selkirk College (KSA) has unveiled a unique display of Bernard Leach Pottery thanks to the generosity of the late Carol Proudfoot Couch.

It is recognized world-wide that Bernard Leach was a famous British potter and is thought of as the “founder of studio ceramics in our time”. One of the great figures of 20th century craft, Leach played a crucial...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 16 2010

With a minimum sum of $30,000 per community, the board of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has confirmed its recommitment to the Community Initiatives and the Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) for the next five years.

“As we finish the third year of a three-year agreement, we look to the next five years of supporting Basin communities with this $3.6 million...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Saturday Oct 16 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The long arm of the regional district board has given its support to the return of the long form of Census Canada, over two months after the federal government moved to replace it with a voluntary survey next year.

Nelson director on the Regional District of Central Kootenay board, John...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 15 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The comment of Nelson’s mayor that the Province should tread carefully and wisely through the RCMP contract renegotiation process was echoed by the former BC solicitor general earlier this week.

Both Mayor John Dooley last week and Kash Heed on Tuesday agreed the Province needs to be very...

By Alex Atamanenko on Wednesday Oct 13 2010

 New Democrat Agriculture Critic, Alex Atamanenko (BC Southern Interior) is fed up with the partisan antics that Conservative Members of Parliament are using to obstruct the work of the Standing Committee on Agriculture.

According to Atamanenko, all they had to do at last week's meeting was vote on a motion to request a 30-day extension to complete the debate on Bill C-474 and approve...
By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 12 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For those about to replace their woodstove, we salute you.

New technology wood stoves are proven to burn one third less wood and reduce emissions by up to 70 per cent, significantly reducing the risk of chimney fires, according to the Provincial Woodstove Exchange Program.

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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 08 2010

The RDCK’s three sub-regional Resource Recovery services have a combined annual expenditure of roughly $6 million.

In recent years the cost of delivering these services have risen as fuel and contract prices have increased and new services have been added to Resource Recovery programming. During the same period required work at RDCK facilities and...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Oct 08 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Public composting, the removal of the waste transfer station from Nelson’s waterfront and cost savings are the big changes touted in the draft Resource Recovery Plan, released Thursday by the RDCK board of directors.

Although it now goes to the community for review and comment — and...

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