Retirement security is one of the most pressing economic issues facing Canadian families today. As many as 5.8 million Canadians - nearly a third of our work force - are facing a steep decline in their standard of living upon retirement. For many young Canadians, the situation is even more dire. Without real action now to improve our pensions and savings, and to finally come to grips with the challenge of an aging population, a retirement security crisis is looming.
Friday’s hockey game between the Grand Forks Border Bruins and Golden's Rockets was a fun packed, energized fast-playing night of hockey, at the Grand Forks arena. The result was a 6-4 win for the Bruins.
The first goal was scored by Bruin’s Connor Gross, the puck connects to the net after 5:02 minutes of fast-passed power plays before Gross made that first goal. He made the goal with no assists.
A group of agencies with a mandate for public safety are joining together to provide information to help British Columbians stay safe in the backcountry during the upcoming winter season.
Representatives from the BC Coroners Service, Environment Canada, Parks Canada and the Canadian Avalanche Centre are highlighting the risks and stressing the need for proper planning, equipment, training and monitoring of weather and snow conditions before venturing into the backcountry.
These are special rivers. Providing some of the best river fishing opportunities in the region, the Kettle, West Kettle and Granby support several important fish stocks, including seven species at risk and native rainbow trout stock that grow larger than 50 cm.
However, the quality of the Kettle for fishing has deteriorated over the last two decades, as shown by the low abundance and small size of rainbow trout and regular fish kills of trout and whitefish during droughts.
Saturday night's hockey game between the Grand Forks Border Bruins and the Summerland Steam brought in fans by the droves. There was almost a full house of spectators in the stands, waiting to see if the Bruins would win their third consecutive game after two wins on the road. The battle was hard-fought.
No goals were made in the first period, but both teams were on a continuous rush, speeding in pursuit for control over the puck.
FortisBC has confirmed a manager was injured conducting electrical work in Kelowna earlier this month.
Joyce Wagenaar, Director of Communications at FortisBC said told The Nelson Daily the electrical employee was injured (Friday) November 1 performing operational work in the Central Okanagan City.
“All managers performing operational duties are well trained and experienced and operate in accordance with safety regulations and security standards in B.C. and Canada,” Wagenaar said.
“Overall, our safety record has improved during this labour dispute.”
A recent poll in the city of Invermere overwhelmingly supported a deer cull but as expected the much larger question was ignored -- the future of the mule deer.
UPDATE: The next meeting date is set for Wednesday November 27th 6:30 at city hall.
Greenwood Mayor Nipper Kettle feels excited about the positive energy that was generated after last Thursday's meeting talking possibilities for Greenwood’s future economic growth.
The Greenwood Economic Development Committee (GEDC) meeting was held at Greenwood’s historic McAuthur Centre on Nov. 7 and attracted 23 attendees including members from the Board of Trade, Community Futures, Boundary Chamber, Greenwood City Council as well as local businesses.
Nelson police have been coping with booze and belligerence, according to NPD Sgt. Paul Bayes.
"On Nov 10 at 9:54 a.m., the Nelson Police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident on Hwy 3A/Lakeview Crescent," Bayes said in a press release Wednesday. "The vehicle had driven over the bank and rolled over at that location. The 26-year-old driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, sustained only minor injuries. Speed and alcohol were a factor. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside suspension after providing samples of his breath."