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by Dan Kraus on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Nature conservation and current issues, from climate change to protecting north Atlantic right whales, can seem overwhelming.

However, there were some positive areas over the past year.

Here are 10 stories from 2017 from Canada and around the world that show progress:

1.    Protected areas continues to grow

Many countries are edging...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Dec 24 2017

A woman who jumped off Trail’s Victoria Street Bridge into the Columbia River Saturday was pulled from the water by the River Rescue Boat, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Jason Milne.

He said the call came in at 3:17 p.m., and three Trail firefighters were on scene with the boat by 3:27 p.m.

“The boat retrieved the patient near Glenmerry and transported...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Who could possibly have imagined what 2017 had in store for British Columbia twelve months ago?

We were all eye witnesses to a future political science seminar that left 87 MLAs sitting in the B.C. legislature where they didn't quite expect to be sitting 12 months ago.

As it is that time of year, here are a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 24 2017

By Sarah Cox, DeSmog Canada

The NDP government’s arithmetic on Site C cancellation costs is “deeply flawed,” has “no logic at all,” and is “appalling,” according to three project financing experts.  

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by Katrine Conroy on Sunday Dec 24 2017

Despite the many rewarding experiences of recent months, I’m grateful to come home for Christmas to the Kootenays and my family. It has been an eventful year in B.C. politics with the election in May resulting in a new NDP government under Premier John Horgan. We promised to make life more affordable, to improve the services people count on, and to create good jobs, and now that we’ve just...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 22 2017

The region can finally enjoy a happy ending to an emergency-services news story after a snowmobiler was rescued near Good Creek this afternoon, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

Turner said police were notified at roughly 7 p.m. Thusday evening that a man had gotten his snowmobile stuck on a steep hill.

“The snow was too deep for him to make it out,” Turner said. “Luckily, he...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Dec 22 2017

Mike Parenteau is at it again.

The film director from Nelson, who now resides in California with his better half, recently put his stamp on a video for Red Bull titled, the Ride of the Dead.

This 12-minute video showcases the Trans Sierra Norte, multi-day enduro mountain bike race that take...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 21 2017

With the winter holidays almost upon us, the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Emergency Management BC are offering some fire safety advice to help ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season for all British Columbians.

Decorating

  • Keep combustibles, such as trees, wrapping paper and decorations away from heat sources.
  • Ensure your live tree...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 21 2017

It’s a huge test every year but somehow for Santa Claus pulls it off — delivering presents and gifts to some two billion children during the 31-hour blitz period of Christmas, thanks to to Rudolph, different time zones and rotation of the earth.

However, Santa has confessed at times the job is a little overwhelming.

Hence the reason for the Man in the Red Suit to send...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 20 2017

There some good news for water users in the Boundary region said the Kettle River Watershed Authority after the province announced an extension of Groundwater Licence
Application Fee Waiver period.

BCs New Water Sustainability Act regulations came into effect in February 2016.

The Act stipulates that all non-domestic groundwater users must apply for a groundwater...

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