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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?

Listening to Canada’s minister of environment and climate...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, British Columbians throughout the province will be able to legally purchase non-medical cannabis online .

British Columbians 19 years of age and older will have the opportunity to purchase regulated cannabis regardless of where they live in the province. The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) has entered into a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

BC Hydro recently celebrated the 50th anniversary from the completion of the Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Arrow Lakes north of Castlegar.

To commemorate the date, BC Hydro hosted a small gathering at the dam on the  anniversary date.

Attendees included Mayor Lawrence Chernoff and Area Director Rick Smith, as well as Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels.  We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick:  they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.

 They claim the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 15 2018

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall decided to get a jump on Take Our Kids to Work Day.

The Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources made history Monday when she brought three-month old Baby Zavier to the BC Legislature.

Zavier Matieschyn, born in July to Mungall and husband Zak Matieschyn, became the first child to take a seat in the legislature chamber during Monday...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 15 2018

City council is Nelson’s newest compassion club.

Council did not turn a blind eye to the plea from several medical cannabis clubs in the city to keep their business licences in effect past the Oct. 16 date when the legalization of recreational cannabis occurs.

Instead, council voted to allow the licences to expire “naturally” at the end of the year and effectively keep medical...

by Letters to the editor on Friday Oct 12 2018
To The Editor:
 

Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.

Of course, we will keep local representation under pro rep, and of course nobody will be 'appointed' an MLA unless we vote...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

Search efforts to locate a missing Alberta plane this past September in the Clearwater, BC area, has led to the discovery of a plane last seen in 1987.

On September 18, 2018, Clearwater RCMP were advised that the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre were conducting a search for a missing aircraft from Stony Plain, Alberta, when they came across another plane crash site near Kostal...

by Common Dreams on Thursday Oct 11 2018

"This is the scariest thing about the IPCC Report — it’s the watered down, consensus version."

By Jon Queally, Staff Writer, Common Dreams

If the latest warnings contained in Monday's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—which included pronouncements that the world has less than twelve years to drastically...

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