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Delay in onset of winter causes extension of WildSafeBC program

A delay in the full weight of winter has brought on a suspension in hibernation for the region’s bear population, prompting the extension of the WildSafeBC Nelson program. The WildSafeBC Nelson program has been extended to Dec. 22, said WildSafeBC Nelson community coordinator Lisa Thomson in an email statement. “Traditionally, the program season goes into […]

Hitting on housing: local group begins advancing work on building housing units

The search is on in the region for land to develop and build non-market, affordable, workforce housing units. Led by the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) and M’akola — including Community Futures, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce — the group has drafted a Greater Nelson Housing Entity Study which is now […]

Provincial & National

More than 2,000 British Columbians lost to toxic, unregulated drugs for third consecutive year

At least 2,039 lives have been lost to unregulated drugs in the first 10 months of 2023, according to preliminary data released by the BC Coroners Service. October was the 37th consecutive month in which at least 150 deaths are suspected to have been caused by the toxic-drug supply were reported to the BC Coroners […]

'Giving Tuesday' to see donations to BC SPCA matched by sponsors as need for services continues

The BC SPCA has taken 37 small breed dogs, including two moms with seven puppies, two Bernedoodles, plus five cats into their care after they were found living in a home filled with feces, urine and garbage in a community off the coast of Vancouver Island. The animals were transported by boat to Nanaimo and […]