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By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Oct 20 2018

Former Mayor Brian Taylor is back to lead Grand Forks for the next four years.

Taylor, who will replace incumbent Frank Konrad who did not seek re-election due to health reasons, defeated Everett Baker by 56 votes to win the municipal election Saturday. Taylor finished the race with 755 votes to 699 for Baker. Gary Smith was third with 94 votes.

By Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Oct 18 2018

By Seth Klein

Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite is that proportional representation (pro rep) will result in unstable minority governments that can’t get anything done.

The claim is unsubstantiated nonsense.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 18 2018

To The Editor:

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2018

During the past three decades, a pioneer group of parents have been at the forefront of the often challenging pathway of advocating for children with developmental and physical disabilities. In late-September, the trail they blazed through the Kootenay Advocacy Network/Taking Action for Special Kids (TASK) was split in nine exciting different directions with donations totalling $460,000.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 18 2018

When the dust settles following Saturday’s municipal election politicians from both City of Nelson and Regional District will need to deal with the loss of more jobs in the regional following the recent announcement of layoffs at Pacific Insight west of Nelson.

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.”  Is it ever acceptable?  There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.  

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, British Columbians throughout the province will be able to legally purchase non-medical cannabis online .

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.

To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the  anniversary date.

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels.  We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick:  they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.