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by Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 21 2017

There won’t be a question anymore surrounding the use of municipally-owned and operated facilities in Grand Forks as the city has finally nailed down a new policy to cover nearly every usage scenario.

On Monday night city council adopted the Use of City Property or Facilities policy at its regular meeting, putting on paper and into...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Crews responding to new fires in Southeast Fire Centre

Southeast Fire Centre is asking the public to be extra cautious as hot, dry conditions continue to plague the region.

Karlie Shaughnessy, Fire Information Officer for the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Thursday BC Wildfire Service personnel are responding to 18 active wildfires in the region.

“Although...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Currently in the Southeast Fire District, there are 21 fires actively burning, according to Fire Information Officer John Boivin, all but nine of which are being held or under control (those that are not are way up into the mountains and/or very small).

The closest are two near Hoder Creek in the Slocan (the first is one hectare and is under control, the second is nine hectares and is...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general's request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

"This is an unprecedented emergency, and it's a welcome relief to get more boots on the ground from the Canadian Forces to...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jul 20 2017

The Grand Forks Airshow 2017 has been a hit with the public as crowds lined the airport area to get a glimpse at the many acts on display.

The weather has been nothing short of perfect.

From Bud Granley flying his Harvard Aerobatic Performance to Anna Serbinenko Sky Dancer to the amazing Snowbirds Full Aerobatic Show, the Grand Forks Airshow 2017 gave the airshow enthusiasts...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Former provincial Green Party candidate (for Richmond) and current minister of the Castlegar United Church Greg Powell is urging both city council and MLA Katrine Conroy to lobby to have Castlegar be the site of a pilot project designed to eliminate poverty by providing a basic income to all residents.

He said the concept was a key plank in the Green platform, and is now part of the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Premier John Horgan has pledged his ongoing support for the people and communities affected by wildfires in B.C.'s Interior, as the cabinet meets for the first time in Victoria.

"When we face difficult times, people and communities come together to help each other. Our government is stepping up our support of the people affected by the devastating wildfires in the B.C. Interior," said...

by City of Castlegar on Thursday Jul 20 2017

On June 9, 2017 the City of Castlegar issued a media release notifying residents that in 2013, the City of Castlegar went out to tender in order to construct the Millennium Natural Swimming Ponds project. This was a complicated project that involved optional pricing scenarios, water act approvals, archeological assessments, First Nation’s approval and monitoring of Columbia River Water levels...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 19 2017

Of all the plastic products we use and take for granted, plastic drinking straws are among the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, their only real purpose is to keep your mouth from touching a glass or ice. It made more sense in the days when contaminated vessels were more of an issue.

Now, there’s a movement to get people and businesses to ditch the straws. It may...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Jul 18 2017

While four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding  their communities,  Christy Clark's outgoing Liberal government has granted permits to Taseko Mines to conduct extensive pre-construction exploration and drilling for the New Prosperity  mine proposal in a place precious to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.  Never mind that the federal government has twice nixed...

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