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by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

Tuition fees...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

To The Editor:

Students at Selkirk College are calling for tuition fee rates to be frozen for next year.

As a fuAnchorll-time student each year I have to pull out more and more student loans even when I...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

A new economic development initiative has Castlegar and area residents completing an online survey outlining their priorities and needs in terms of retail and service businesses in our area.

Mark Laver was hired on as Economic Development Manager two months ago in a joint venture between the City of Castlegar, CBT and RDCK Areas I and J, with a goal to retain and expand local businesses...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 29 2018

Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before," Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. "There were two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 29 2018

Interior Health is asking the public to be extra vigilant if using drugs after BC Coroners Service Monday morning confirmed an additional two deaths in region that are also suspected drug overdoses.

Friday, in a media release Friday, IH said the authority was urging residents using or considering using drugs to reconsider or take...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jan 29 2018

We find ourselves on different sides

Of a line that nobody drew.

Though it all may be one in the higher eye

Down here where we live it is two.

I to my side call the meek and the mild

You to your side call the Word.

By virtue of suffering I claim to have won

You claim to have...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Jan 28 2018

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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

One suspect remains in custody as Grand Forks RCMP work with their counterparts in Forensic Identification Section process hundreds of exhibits following a crime spree that included thefts in Cranbrook, Nelson and Castlegar.

In a media release, Grand Forks RCMP said that numerous criminal charges have been laid against the two suspects involved several break-and-enters, theft of mail,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Anyone planning to drive in the Southern Interior of BC should be prepared to take it slow after Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning Sunday.

Environment Canada said a long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected as a moist frontal system will move across BC interior today into Monday, producing heavy snowfall over several highway passes —...

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