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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Martin Luther had a dream of an end to racism.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety also has a dream of an end to the reliance on non-renewable energy sources in Nelson by 2050.

On Monday in city council chambers the region’s premiere environmental organization shared its dream on transitioning the city to 100 per cent of its net...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

My number one motivation for being active on climate change is my six-year old daughter, Grace, and my concerns for the world she is coming into.” – Rik Logtenberg, Nelson BC

Last month father Rik Logtenberg took his concerns for his daughter’s future to Ottawa, where he joined 50 other volunteers from across Canada to lobby Parliament for more effective climate policies....

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

No one wants the added pounds that tend to appear on waistlines – and elsewhere – after a festive season of celebrating. But ten pounds (or so) of furry, purring cuddles around the home are another matter entirely! That’s why the BC SPCA is encouraging people who are thinking about adopting a feline family member to do so during its upcoming adoption event, presented by Hill’s®...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

The Nelson Daily, in conjunction with Selkirk Paving and Startup Nelson, is hosting an evening of discussion with a group of Nelson business owners from the Millennial Generation who want to make the Heritage City home.

The local entrepreneurs are either starting their own business or have taken over an...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The chain of events on the evening of September 4, 2017 has more than a few people scouring the mountain side looking for fragments from the meteor that crashed down.

And now a business owner turned meteor-hunter from Crawford Bay believes to have found fragments from the meteor that landed in a remote area of the Kootenays during Labour Day weekend 2017.

“I just knew it...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

In 1952, my Grade 10 civics teacher asked us what we hoped to become as adults. One of the most popular boys answered, “I hope to go into politics.” We were delighted because we knew he wanted to make the world and Canada better, and we admired him for it.

Things have changed in half a century. In 1992, my daughter Severn, then 12, created a minor sensation with a speech at the Rio de...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 20 2017

There are some new signs beside the road leading to the new parking lot up at Strawberry Pass, alerting drivers not to block it.  The signs are not professional -- they were made by volunteers, out of donated scrap material, hand-lettered with a felt pen, and stuck into the snowbanks on Saturday morning, November 18th. So far, they seem to be working.

On Sunday, November 19, there...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 19 2017

Environment Canada is advising the public of a driving Alert for interior highways.

The alert, posted Sunday morning, said a slow moving frontal system expected to move through the Southwest Interior this afternoon and then across the Kootenays tonight should bring snowfall amounts in the 20 cm range.

"The storm will give significant snow to the highway (Kootenay and...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

Part Two

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

Another blast of winter is expected to hit the mountains in and around the West Kootenay says Environment Canada.

"A cold front will continue moving across the BC interior today," said Enivronment Canada.

"Snow over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass is expected to intensify this afternoon. Periods of snow will persist through tonight as the front stalls over the area....

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