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by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Last week I became a grandfather for the first time.  Politicians are fond of talking about what kind of future we will leave our grandchildren, but I can now say that having a grandchild sharpens that perspective dramatically.

On Thanksgiving Monday, two news headlines jumped out at me, both dealing with our path to a sustainable future.  The first announced the latest report of the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

News that Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering “priority threat management” to assess endangered species is troubling. The method is often used to inform a “triage” approach in which some species are abandoned to focus resources on others ranked higher priority. The federal government is legally required to oversee recovery of all species at risk, not just those it chooses to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

The BC SPCA has been coping with a massive intake of cats and kittens right across the province, including 111 cats surrendered to the BC SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen Branch in Penticton.

“A total of 111 cats and kittens came in from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

In a media release, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) said construction of a new satellite fire hall in Rock Creek is now fully underway.

The RDKB said the foundation has been poured, the walls are framed and the roof should be on by early October, depending upon weather. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is on target to complete the project in November...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

Customers who were forced from their homes by flood or fire will not be charged for energy used while not at home thanks to billing relief being provided by FortisBC. There were 2,623 gas and electric customers under evacuation order due to this year’s floods and wildfires and they will be receiving a bill credit that accounts for the energy they were charged while they were evacuated.

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by Michael Jessen on Monday Oct 08 2018

“Today’s announcement by LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada. I like that sentence so much I’m going to say it again – the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.”  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 2, 2018

“I can’t stop smiling.” – B.C. Premier John Horgan...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 05 2018

We’re getting an expanded Emergency Department, and significant electrical upgrades, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  As with most operations, there’s some pain involved; people coming to the hospital will be faced with change and inconvenience for parking and access.

Interior Health (IH) asks everyone coming to the hospital during construction to please:

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by Philip Matyszak on Wednesday Oct 03 2018

Having read the challenging piece on May 14, 'You don't have the right to believe whatever you want to', I feel that since the piece was intended to be challenging, perhaps it should be challenged.

The basic premise of the text by Professor DeNicola was that some...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 02 2018

In a media release, the RCMP First Nations Police routine patrols along the bank of the Fraser River took a twist from regular investigation to river rescue in late September.

RCMP said on the afternoon of September 20, 2018 FNP officers located a sturgeon stranded in a pond of low water on the bed of the Fraser River near Wahleach Road. The officers quickly recognized the fish was in...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Oct 02 2018

After months of negotiations and a seemingly endless series of false deadlines, negotiators have hammered out a new trade agreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico.  The new agreement (called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA for short) will create winners and losers, of course, and the general consensus...

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