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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

People, opposed to the completion of the Site C dam, are lining up to urge the NDP government to pull the plug on construction of the hydro mega project.

And now the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining the “no” side after passing a resolution opposing the Site C dam.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety has also made their views known to Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who is also...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 07 2017

As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

“We wanted to determine whether recyclable or compostable materials were being put in the garbage,” says...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident. They provide building inspections, public safety education for everyone from school children to senior...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

What could have been an embarrassing irony became a regional success story displaying community collaboration during last weeks’ grand opening of the Trail Air Terminal on Nov. 29 (see full story at http://trailchampion.com/news/celebrating-new-trail-airport-terminal-building-46086#....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

The BC Government is rolling out a new road assessment program that will benefit rural seniors said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall in a media release.

Beginning in March 2018, Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) will deliver the new enhanced road assessment (ERA) to drivers who need to have their medical fitness to drive safely assessed.

Mungall said this new assessment will...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

More than 50 people took to the City Hall Courtyard in Nelson Wednesday to participate in a candlelight vigil to remember women murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The vigil was part of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada, established by the Parliament of Canada.

Nelson City Councilor Valerie Warmington led the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

A plea for civility in the law, politics and our everyday lives

Mid-winter is approaching, with our various seasonal celebrations:  Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and maybe even Festivus? We celebrate our religious and / or ethnic affiliations; we celebrate the return of the sun for longer periods...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

“You and I have memories

Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today? Scientists call the interval since the Industrial Revolution the “Anthropocene,” a period when our species hasbecome the major factor altering the biological...

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