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Labour Relations Board ruling expected this week

The BCGEU said the union is awaiting the ruling by the Labour Relations Board, believed to be expected Thursday, that could impact ferries, including the Osprey, on the Kootenay Lake Ferry system. — The Nelson Daily photo

Users of Kootenay Lake Ferries, BCGEU employees and Western Pacific Marine, ferry operators, are waiting for an expected ruling later this week by the Labour Relations Board.

The board is determining the service of levels during possible job action by the BCGEU.

“While ferry services are designated as essential, the Labour Relations Board is responsible for determining the service levels during a job action,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told The Nelson Daily.

New e-bike policy for BC Parks

Photo by Carter Moorse, via Unsplash

Know your bike and where you’re permitted to ride it in BC Parks.

In response to the growing popularity of electric bikes, BC Parks is implementing an e-bike policy to help protect sensitive wildlife, ecosystems and cultural values.

Following the e-bikes classification system already being used by industry and other government bodies, the new policy allows e-bikes in certain areas, depending on the classification.

The future is now following opening of Selkirk College Rosemont Campus new trades training facility

Performing the official ribbon cutting for the Silver King Campus new trades facility in Rosemont, middle, L-R, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess, Elder Anne Jimmie, AEST Minister Melanie Mark and Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy. — Bob Hall photos, Selkirk College

It’s full steam ahead for students pursuing a career in trades following the official ribbon cutting Monday of the new trades training facility at Selkirk College Rosemont Campus in Nelson.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme was joined by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy as well as Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess and Elder Anne Jimmie inside the new building during the official opening Monday morning.

Op/Ed: Stigma – Words matter

By Corinne Dolman, Director, Substance Use, Interior Health

Getting “clean.”

“Junkie.”

“Addict.”

“Dirty” needles.

The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes. Substance use disorders are more highly stigmatized than any other health condition.

Selkirk College Manuscript Development Course Focussed on Results for Writers

Selkirk College Creative Writing Program Instructors Leesa Dean (left) and Almeda Glenn Miller will be offering a pair of insightful and inspiring courses in the Fall Semester. Both courses are open to full-time students and community learners.

Writing a book can be a lonely endeavour. That’s why this fall, a Selkirk College second-year creative writing course will focus on manuscript development.

Open to both full-time and community learners, writers will have the opportunity to share their books-in-progress with peers and receive professional feedback from course instructor, writer and editor Leesa Dean.

Green New Deal — beginning the transition away from fossil fuels

NDP MP Peter Julian addresses the crowd Nelson United Church, discussing the importance of the Green New Deal. — The Nelson Daily photo

There’s a Federal Election happening in the fall that should be on the minds of all Canadians.

However, there is a bigger problem facing not just Canadians but everyone on the planet — Climate Change.

Wednesday, before a crowd of approximately 100 concerned citizens at the Nelson United Church, Kootenay Columbia NDP MP Wayne Stetski was joined by NDP colleague Peter Julian to discuss his Green New Deal legislation.

Robson VFD to Host 6th Annual Firefighter Games to Raise Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

 Join Robson Fire Fighters on and Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 as they host the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11a.m Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds!

RCMP continue search for missing person Christopher Sanford

Christopher Sanford was last seen wearing camo pants and a black T-shirt, possibly barefoot.

In a media release Monday, RCMP issued another plea for the public to come forward with any information that may aid them in locating a missing Nakusp man.

36-year-old Christopher Sanford was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp. 

He was reported to police as missing on August 5, 2019, after his black GMC S15 pickup truck was located abandoned in Fauquier. At that time, it was believed that Christopher had been travelling to the Kelowna area.

Editorial UPDATE: Elections Canada has not lost its marbles after all, and we're relieved.

Some (non) 'partisan' information from NASA

UPDATE:  Canada's Chief Electoral Officer, Stephane Perrault, issued a public statement today, clarifying that environmental groups can say "whatever they want" during the election period, subject to the usual rules. There had been a rash of reports and opinion pieces, including this one, and a fine piece in The Beaverton, following advice given to environmental groups by Elections Canada staff, indicating that climate change had been classified as a "par

24th annual ride for Kootenay Pride

The weekend concludes with Kootenay Pride Parade Sunday, September 1. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Pride is gearing up for the 24th Annual Pride celebration coming up at the end of the month.

Over the years, this celebration has grown to include community events all week long culminating in the Pride Parade on Sunday, September 1st on Baker Street.

This year we kick off the week by raising the Pride and Trans flags in front of City Hall on Monday, Aug 26th at 11 a.m.

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