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by Contributor on Sunday Aug 27 2017

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference in Castlegar at the Community Complex on (Thursday to Saturday) September 7-9.

Inspiring and knowledgeable municipal leaders from Canadian cities that have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy in their community energy use no...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Aug 27 2017

At the end of this summer, Wednesday (August 30 2017), the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) will mark exactly 20,000 days of conservation.

This milestone provides an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the work done by NCC and our partners each day, and the conservation we need to accomplish in the 20,000 days to come.

Since the our work began in 1962, much has changed at...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The “law of the land” has once again denied a business licence for one of the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries after the city revisited an earlier decision to not support what it considered an illegal activity.

Council reconsidered the application from Herbivore Cannabis Inc. in a public hearing on Aug. 21 for a business licence for the property located at 7361 Second Street to see...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Unforeseen conditions in the water and sewer services of 22nd Street and no competing bids for the initial project have prompted the city to revise its budget for the multi-utility project by an extra $150,000.

City council voted Monday to allow for the increase to the multi-utility project after asking city staff to review...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre issued a media release Wednesday about a lightning-caused fire is burning about 1.5 kilometres south of the Canada-U.S. border.

The wildfire is burning about 18 kilometres southwest of the community of Newgate and about 65 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook.

"The size of this fire is currently estimated at 178 hectares and smoke is highly visible from...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The opioid crisis is deeply troubling, for many reasons.  One reason is the tragic deaths of so many, so unnecessarily; another reason is the likelihood that those deaths were precipitated by pain, either physical or psychological, that caused a search for relief in the illicit drugs that were fatally used. Another reason is the threat felt by many parents of young people who, they fear, may...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

On Friday when mounties make business calls, they’re not looking for hard criminals, they’re looking for local law abiding citizens who’ve been snitched on by their friends or coworkers.

Cops for Kids has partnered with Ferraro Foods to host their first Jail & Bail on Aug. 25. Off-duty RCMP members will be arresting local perpetrators before they face a judge a kangaroo court, and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

Two vehicles, a boat and a motorhome were destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon in Fruitvale, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

He said the call came in at 2:58 p.m., and crews arrived at the private residence 3:01 p.m. Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale crews responded.

Upon arrival, they found all four vehicles fully engulfed in flames, Smyth said.

They had the fire...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The city will be insuring event organizers ensure that no person will damage or destroy city property in the event of an event at any city-owned and operated facility in Grand Forks.

City council adopted the Use of City Property or Facilities policy at its regular meeting, putting on paper and into legislation the parameters that now must be adhered to for all events occurring in the...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Are we entering a new Dark Age? Lately it seems so. News reports are enough to make anyone want to crawl into bed and hide under the covers. But it’s time to rise and shine. To resolve the crises humanity faces, good people must come together.

It’s one lesson from Charlottesville, Virginia. It would be easy to dismiss the handful of heavily armed, polo-shirted, tiki-torch terrorists who...

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