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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

The Province has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War by unveiling commemorative signage at the site of a former internment camp east of Hope.

“We can only grow as a society by recognizing our errors and learning from our past mistakes,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena. “Interpretive signage...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Oct 29 2017
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...
by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Even though the regional district is moving toward district-wide composting and organic waste diversion beginning in 2018, with some community curbside compost pickup, the City of Nelson won’t be on that same track for some time, says one city councillor.

Michael Dailly said the city would not consider curbside compost pickup for a few years, at least until the city’s current garbage...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Oct 27 2017

By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst

After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want. 

Investments are urgently needed in universal, affordable, high-quality child care, in affordable housing, on climate action commitments...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Startup Canada, a grassroots entrepreneurship movement, is beginning to make in-roads right here in Nelson.

And organizer Rose Hoeher is optimistic the movement will continue to grow as local entrepreneurs come out of the woodwork to find out about the amazing opportunities of the national social enterprise.

Hoeher, who helped start the Nelson chapter back in the spring, was...

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Pollution costs and kills.

That is the concise conclusion of The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals.

In a 51-...

by Diane Kalen-Sukra on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Village of Salmo is pleased to have been formally recognized as an Age-Friendly Community by the BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Executive Director of the BC Healthy Communities Society Jodi Mucha. This provincial recognition includes a framed poster to hang in the Village office and a $1,000 grant.

“This recognition acknowledges the steps Salmo has taken to engage seniors in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

“We are extremely excited about the new centreand are grateful to the provincial government, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Castlegar and all the generous animal...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Local RCMP would like to remind the public that Halloween is a fun time of the year.

However, if not done safely, the fun time can lead to some scary problems.

Here are a few Road Safety Tips:

  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
  • Walk, don’t run.
  • Stay on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the...
by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The city continues to grapple with the transient camp issue, both out on the street and along the river, as well as within council chambers.

With 22 transient camps still in existence in the community — but only five on city-owned land — Grand Forks city council considered a request Monday night in its regular meeting to extend the...

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