“The unbroken violation of nature in Canada, the economy founded on the trapping and mutilating of animals, the destroying of trees, the drying up of rivers and the polluting of lakes, began inspiring guilt and uneasiness long before the contemporary ecology movement.”
– Northrop Frye, National Consciousness in Canadian Culture
Infinite growth on a finite planet is impossible. Yet growing forever is the predominant economic policy goal of both the British Columbia and Canadian governments.
A 61-year-old man wielding a shotgun surrendered to police after a four hour stand-off last night in Midway, B.C.
At about 7 p.m. police responded to a call that a man had loaded weapons and was threatening to harm himself in his home.
RCMP members of the Boundary Regional Detachment (Midway and Grand Forks) secured the area warning neighbours and putting paramedics on standby.
The area around the home was blocked off by the Midway Fire Department keeping traffic a safe distance from the situation.
To the Editor;
UPDATE: Omarah Baker-Ainsley has been found, alive and well.
On Oct. 16 at approximately 11 p.m., 16-year-old Omarah Baker-Ainsley was reported missing by her foster parent. Omarah is new to foster care and failed to return to her foster home by her curfew.
Nelson has gone international once again.
Los Angeles Times staff writer Chris Reynolds made a stop in the Heritage city recently to give a Coles Notes version to Californians of life north of the 49th parallel
Reynolds made the holiday trek from Los Angeles with his family to drink a little hemp ale, sample some hemp cookies and enjoy what Nelsonites have known for years.
Grand Forks joined the global Occupy Together movement on Saturday with a protest, music, sharing experiencees and adding their voice to the cause.
Over the three hours suggested for the protest, people came and went enjoying sunshine, snacks and commaraderie as they gave of their time and enthusiasm. The gathering was not marred by violence or outbreaks, unlike some of the protests worldwide.