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by DeSmog Canada on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

By Sarah Cox, of DeSmog Canada

The B.C. government tried to steer clear of controversy over liquefied natural gas exports, the Site C dam and fish farms in the Speech from the Throne Tuesday....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

Basketball officials throughout the province are at is again, joining forces to raise money and awareness to its Pink Whistle Campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs during the month of February strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"There's a lot of us in our association that have been dealt the pain cancer can deliver," Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 11 2018

RCMP said in  a media release Saturday a 35-year-old Winlaw resident is happy to be drying off and warming up after spending a night outside. 

Monty Taylor of the RCMP said in the release on Friday evening (February 9) Slocan Lake RCMP received a call of a missing snowmobiler after the male's girlfriend said she could not get in contact with him. 

“RCMP attended to the male's...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Feb 09 2018

The majority of survey respondents in Castlegar and area have voted for Complex upgrades estimated to cost $32,370,000 (Option B. For more information about facility options, visit https://myactivityhub.ca/the-project/facility-options/ ).

In a press release issued today, the RDCK indicated that almost 1,200 households...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 09 2018

Backcountry enthusiasts eager to spend some time out in the wilderness this BC Family Day weekend should pay attention to a Special Public Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche Canada issued the Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12.

The warning applies to the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 08 2018

A delegation from the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) attended Castlegar City Council Monday evening to discuss local road conditions and MoT’s Shift into Winter campaign.

They spoke at length about resources available to assist motorists in making safe decisions and driving to conditions (see links below) and reporting adverse conditions to Emcon and the province, but...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 08 2018

After Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Advisory for the Boundary, West Kootenay, the City of Nelson would like to send out an alert to all residents:

"There is a potential for icy and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions early tomorrow morning. A high pressure system moving into the interior could bring rain...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the annual Career and Education Fair.

People eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information find this free annual event beneficial.

“Selkirk College is committed to providing pathways to meaningful employment,” says Selkirk...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Students in Selkirk College’s Nursing Program find inspiration and motivation in the chill of a West Kootenay winter.

Coldest Night of the Year is Canada’s national walk for homelessness that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth. Since 2011, Coldest Night events have raised more than $16.5 million across Canada.

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 07 2018

Come the next BC election, will we have Proportional Representation (of some kind) or business-as-usual with First-Past-the-Post? A lot of ink and pixels have been swirling around the news and opinion media on the topic. It still bears more examination, given the disparate views expressed. Let’s do some examining, and be better prepared for that referendum this fall.

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