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by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Dec 02 2017

The revelations of the Paradise Papers, the earlier Panama Papers and numerous articles in the western mainstream and alternative media demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an increasingly obvious truth: global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet. The deliberate starvation of government, climate change, grotesque inequality, Dickensian working conditions,...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 01 2017

In a media releae, Interior Health (IH) it is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective (scheduled) total joint replacement surgeries.

The release said KBRH surgeons, who provide joint replacement surgeries,...

by Wayne Holmes on Friday Dec 01 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 01 2017

The shoe appears to be on the other foot for Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall now that the NDP hold the power in the BC Legislature as special interest groups line up for a piece of the financial pie.

Tuesday, in Nelson, more than a dozen seniors staged a rally outside the office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, attempting secure additional funding for home care...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the Nov. 20head-on collision which occurred on Hwy 22 between Blueberry and Fairview.  

Castlegar Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew said they don't have reason to believe alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor, but they would like witnesses to help them determine exactly what happened..

"The 78-year-old driver involved...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Calgary Flames Foundation and NHL is coming to the aid for the City of Fernie.

In October, a deadly ammonia leak, that killed three workers, closed the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Now the National Hockey...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Renewable energy isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than fossil fuels

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will stoop to keep us on our current...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Why fill out the government's questionnaire?

The BC government's questionnaire, seeking public input on electoral reform, is intended to find out what features of an electoral system are most highly valued by voters, so the government can decide which system or systems to offer. Go ahead -- express yourself!  Tell them what you want.  ...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. has hit home in Nelson, and it’s only going to get worse, says the city’s fire chief.

Len MacCharles said there were 914 illicit drug overdose deaths from fentanyl detected in B.C. from January through September 2017.

This is a 147 per cent increase over the number of fentanyl-detected deaths (370) occurring during the same period in 2016.

“...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Approximately 20 residents, a near record crowd for an event of this type, attended Monday's Grand Forks City Council meeting to express interest in proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw, most notably, changes that could allow garden suites and tiny houses on wheels that meet certain criteria.

In a media release, City Council said it recorded input from residents and clarified questions...

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