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By Contributor on Monday Jan 31 2011

Dear Editor,

As most people will recall, the NDP sent out a cartoonish flyer last fall, which discussed the Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, also known simply as CETA.  Since then, there has been much discussion about the issue and recently, our current MP has spent time criticizing both local constituents and the local media about the situation.

 

 

By Mona Mattei on Wednesday Jan 26 2011
The growing pressure to address environmental concerns in the Grand Forks area led city council to increase the mandate of their air quality committee to become the new environment committee tackling air, water and climate change.
Chaired by Councillor Chris Moslin, the new committee held its inaugural meeting last week. Twenty-one people came out to the meeting to participate in sub-committees in the different areas.
By Nik Green on Sunday Jan 23 2011

 "The customer is always right" is no longer a valid mantra in my mind. Time and time again I witness exceptions to the rule that make the saying about as accurate as a George Michael parking job. I've seen this from both sides of the retail equation and decided there is a proper name for the small percentile of people who make this rule crack at the foundations.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 19 2011

The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!

Selkirk College Library, the Schools of University Arts and Sciences and Renewable Resources and Touchstones Nelson - Museum of Art and History are proud to present writer, historian, teacher and naturalist Jack Nisbet. Nisbet will be visiting the area to talk about his newest book, The Collector: David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest.

By Mona Mattei on Sunday Jan 16 2011
International Forest Products Ltd. (Interfor) has broken their silence in the conversation about the mill slated to re-open in Midway. Interfor says that information presented by Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) and Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc.
By Damien Gillis on Saturday Jan 15 2011

 "The economy is a subsidiary of the ecosystem...The only place where the environment and economy are separated is in the human mind."

- Dr. William Rees, UBC Professor, Founder of the 'Eco-footprint' concept

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Backcountry enthusiasts will now have access to better information for evaluating snow conditions and assessing avalanche risks, thanks to new avalanche awareness signage around the province.

Avalanche awareness signs targeting mountain snowmobilers have been posted at 23 key highway locations and most of the 85 managed snowmobile areas in the province. These signs advise sledders they are entering avalanche territory and provide a telephone number and website address that gives up-to-date local avalanche conditions.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

Selkirk College has officially counted the Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) in with its donation of $6,000 towards the revitalization campaign for Studio 80 at Tenth Street campus in Nelson.

In November 2010, Selkirk College launched the “Count Me In” campaign to raise $150,000 for the revitalization of the Contemporary Music and Technology students’ performance and rehearsal studio (Studio 80). The funds will enable the college to replace the existing 80 well-worn seats with 104 new seats and to buy and install new lighting and sound equipment.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

 Three fundraisers are now scheduled to help the family of a local 11-year-old boy who was gravely injured in a skiing accident early this year.

By Kim Verigin on Wednesday Jan 12 2011

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team started the New Year with a trip to the coast Jan 7, 8 for a pair of games versus Simon Fraser University and Trinity Western University.

 

In Friday’s game versus the power house SFU Clan, the Saints found themselves in tough after an eight hour bus ride and more than a month long break between semesters. Adding to the challenge was the fact they were traveling with a shortened bench as defencemen Josh Mace (Nelson) and Devin Kerckhof (Edmonton)and forward Caleb Georgetti (Nelson) could not make the trip.

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