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by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

While the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned is a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The trend of warm weather continued over the region for the month of September said Ron LakemanWeather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar in the monthly synopsis.

“As was the case during the past two months a strong upper ridge of high pressure maintained unseasonably warm and generally dry conditions during the initial 12 days of September,” Lakeman said.

“A...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 02 2017

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a violent attack in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured:

"The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night's shooting.

"Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge was among those who lost...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 01 2017

The Village of Salmo, located on the Crowsnest Highway, was founded as a small mining town near the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway during the gold rush of 1896.

For years, the village has been the butt of jokes, but like a fad that was once thought to be out of the mainstream, staff is using its ironic piece of clothing to showcase Salmo to the world.

The Salmo Dinner Jacket, a...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 28 2017

With the days getting shorter and the fall ushering in cooler weather, motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Drivers are required to have winter tires installed on their vehicles if they are travelling on designated highways around the province.

“People may experience sunny and warm conditions when they set out, but run into...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

The Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Wednesday that BC Wildfire Service personnel, in conjunction with BC Parks, will be conducting a prescribed burn near the Blue Joint wildfire in Granby Provincial Park on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, weather permitting.

The Southeast Fire Centre said...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

There was an impressive water rescue of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman from the Columbia River last night, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

Orr had nothing but praise for KBRFR (Trail Company) for helping a woman with potential mental health issues who waded into the water near the Trail boat dock and was swept away by the current.

“I don’t care what kind of boat you are...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

WNS is a devastating fungal disease that has wiped out millions of bats in eastern North America,...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Last Friday, I tabled my Private Members Bill, C-363, in the House of Commons.  This bill would patch a large loophole in the Species at Risk Act, or SARA, that has allowed previous governments to wilfully ignore scientific advice as to which species need protection in Canada.

SARA is designed to be transparent and timely.  It is also politically flexible—governments can choose to list...

by Andre Carrel on Monday Sep 25 2017

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia which was, only a decade ago, a financially sound crown corporation, is on the ropes today. What happened?

The information ICBC offers on its “Rate Pressures” web page speaks of “significant external pressures on ICBC’s insurance rates”. From 2014 to 2016 the number of crashes increased by 14 percent, and their costs went through the roof....

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