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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 05 2011

After losing their battle in B.C. Supreme Court two weeks ago the B.C. government announced it will work with the B.C. Teachers' Federation rather than continue a battle over control of class size and special needs support in public schools.

The Province has appointed Paul Straszak, president and CEO, Public Sector Employers' Council, to lead the initial phase of...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 04 2011

Small amounts of cash and property associated with “unlawful activity” could be quickly seized by the provincial government if an amendment to the Civil Forfeiture Act passes.

If passed, Bill 6 - The Civil Forfeiture Amendment Act would make BC the first province to establish “administrative forfeiture.”

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2011

Premier Christy Clark has fulfilled one of the campaign promises made during her race for the B.C. Liberal leadership, announcing Tuesday that parking is now free in all BC provincial parks.

The parking meters are coming out and parking will be free, effective immediately, so that British Columbia’s parks are even more welcoming for families, said Premier Clark....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 28 2011

Ripping around in the bush and harming Crown land on an ORV (Off-road Vehicle) might seem like recreation to some people, but in B.C. it is a crime.

As the weather improves and camping season starts to get underway, more people will head out to responsibly enjoy the forests and range lands for recreational purposes.

Unfortunately,...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Thursday Apr 28 2011

Vancouver South Conservative candidate Wai Young is having a difficult campaign: she’s been criticised for attending a BC Khalsa school meeting, where she was endorsed by Air India bombing suspect Ripudaman Singh Malik; her own siblings are suing her in a family dispute over an inheritance; and, they’ve also announced they will not be voting for her.

And making matters worse, as the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 27 2011

One man is dead after a missing plane was found crashed in a national park near Golden.

Golden RCMP say they located the plane late Wednesday in Yoho National Park. The Cessna was found in a gorge on Mount King.

RCMP said a man and his dog were on the plane when it took off from Southern Alberta, headed to the BC Interior.

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by Anonymous on Tuesday Apr 26 2011

Online job searches are convenient, reach a wide audience quickly, and are often free.

Unfortunately, the BC RCMP Federal Commercial Crime Section (CCS) needs to warn you about a growing problem with “online jobs” linked to the production and distribution of fraudulent cheques targeting victims across Canada and the United States.

On Tuesday...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 24 2011

Forget hope that the BC Hydro rate increase would be overturned, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) recently approved an interim rate increase of eight per cent, effective May 1.

For the average residential BC Hydro customer, this would amount to a bill increase of about $6 per month, albeit until the final decision comes down in the next few months....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 19 2011

The Province will provide $2 million to the Union of BC Municipalities for West Nile Virus (WNV) monitoring and larvaciding  —insecticide that affects only developing stages of mosquitoes — for targeted areas of the Kootenays, the Okanagan and the Fraser Valley.
 
WNV is transmitted to people and animals, such as horses, through a bite from an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become...

by Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Apr 18 2011

 There will be no excuse for anyone not to vote in the next provincial election, thanks to the NDP’s choice of Adrian Dix as its new leader. For years, how many times have we heard those who do not vote saying “They’re all the same.”? Well, not this time. 

Adrian Dix and Christy Clark are so different in so many ways, and so will be the constituencies they will appeal to in their...

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