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by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

When it comes to measures seriously addressing climate change, Canadians have pretty low expectations. They know that oil companies have the ear of both Bay Street political parties. Just last week, for example, the auditor general went public, exposing the Trudeau government’s refusal to provide the information he needs to determine the level of subsidies we provide to the industry. But we...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The learning for student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints doesn’t stop when they leave class for the rink and there was plenty of lessons to soak in after coming away with a pair of wins at home against the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Saints ran their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season record to a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

By Kelly Wilson, Interior HealthQuality Consultant, Falls and Injury Prevention

Falls happen every day, across all age groups.  For children and youth, it might be a fall off playground equipment or a bicycle.  For adults, it might be a fall off a ladder or slipping on the floor at work.  For older adults, most falls occur in the home. ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

Maybe this BC government decision will get the attention of drivers still balking the urge to put down the cell phone when driving.

Monday, the Government of B.C. took a major step by designating distracted driving as a high-risk driving behaviour under the ICBC Driver Risk Premium program.

In a media release, the government's decision means a driver with two distracted driving...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Nov 05 2017

CASTLEGAR – Celgar’s effort to make challenging rural roadways more safe for pedestrians and drivers has received an enthusiastic response from the Castlegar community.

The local industry leader launched the BE SEEN campaign in October and Selkirk College was quick to jump onboard with several other community groups and businesses. The campaign involves the distribution of 5,000...

by Letters to the editor on Sunday Nov 05 2017

To The Editor:

It’s all about balance. 

Even with a vegetarian meal, there needs to be a balance of the essential nutrients.  If we look at Proportional Representation (PR) in the same light, there is an opportunity for the electorate to choose the desired balance.  If we think of the various political parties as one of the essential “food groups”, then...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 03 2017

This is a great time of year to do some seeding. 

When doing late fall seeding it is best to try and wait until just before the snow comes. 

You don’t want the seed to germinate right before winter as it will die and you don’t want the birds to eat your seed off the ground.  Select which area you want to seed and take into account what you want to use that piece of ground for. ...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 03 2017

When the sliding door of Walter Gambles’ van slammed closed and left a toonie-sized gash in his arm, the 82 year-old resident of Christina Lake figured he was destined for a trip to the emergency department in Grand Forks.

On a whim, Gambles decided he’d check in at the Christina Lake Medical Clinic where he met with new primary care nurse Svetlana Dalla Lana. In consultation with the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 02 2017

The road to a private resort being constructed on Jumbo Glacier in the BC Interior just got a little smoother for Jumbo Glacier Resort after the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Ktunaxa Nation Council in a ruling released Thursday.

The Supreme Court of Canada, in a landmark 7-2 decision,...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 02 2017

This has been a historical season for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program and for Mitchell Popadynetz.

The team continues to blaze ‘uncharted’ territory as it secured its first Canada West playoff spot, won its first Canada West post season match and now has been rewarded with its first Canada West player of the year and having the most players ever named to the...

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