April 2017

Five tips on coping with change from Canadian Mental Health Association

Five tips on coping with change from Canadian Mental Health Association

It seems there is a lot more uncertainty in the world today: government leaders around the globe divide opinions, concerns of terrorism are on the rise, and bigger policy changes are happening in many Western countries. It’s on the news, across social media platforms, in conversations with family, friends, and co-workers.

Private well users encouraged to protect drinking water

Better safe than sorry says Interior Health.

With the annual spring melt underway, Interior Health is advising all homeowners with private wells to take appropriate steps to safeguard their drinking water.
 
When spring runoff flows into a well and mixes with the source water, there is significant risk of bacterial contamination.
 
Homeowners should:

Salmo Valley Trail Expansion Project to Start

Construction is expected to commence by May 1st and continue until the Fall of 2017.

The Village of Salmo is pleased to announce that it has received $56,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program for a trail expansion project throughout the Salmo Valley.

COLUMN: The moral way to distribute social wealth -- Part One

COLUMN: The moral way to distribute social wealth -- Part One

Capitalists,Liberals, Nationalists, Intellectuals

News about money

We have been treated to the spectacle this month of a half-dozen Bombardier executives planning to split 32 million dollars among themselves as bonuses, at the same time as the corporation has announced it is about to lay off 14, 000 workers worldwide.

It was also announced that the world will officially have its first trillionaire this year. No doubt we already do, we just don’t have his name.

Provincial Election: The Writs are Issued

Provincial Election: The Writs are Issued

VICTORIA– The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election.

“Eligible voters can vote from now until the polls close on General Voting Day,” said Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer. “B.C. has the most accessible voting system in Canada, and we encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot.”

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

A local blaze may have claimed the life of a Warfield resident today, according to Fire Rescue acting Captain Rick Morris.

Morris said the call came in at 1:52 p.m. and fire crews arrived at 331 Murray Drive at 1:58 p.m.  They were able to knock the fire down, but an elderly male was found deceased at the scene. Morris was unwilling to speculate as to the man’s cause of death.

The cause of the fire itself is also still under investigation.

Four firefighters from Company 2 (Warfield) and 10 firefighters from Company 4 (Trail) attended.

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning

Before beginning to burn, first check with the local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

March may have been one of the wettest months on record, but that isn't stopping the Southeast Fire Centre from asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring.                           

Beasley Bluffs get trim from highway improvement

The dreaded Beasley Bluffs, 10 kilometers west of Nelson, is going to get shaved this spring and the material used at the overpass at South Slocan. — The Nelson Daily photo

Driving from the west on Highway 3A into Nelson is going to be a pain again this summer — but at least the road will be a little safer as a result.

Preparation work has already begun on the $5.7 million project to build an overpass at South Slocan to replace the aging bridge there. The project is going to have a side benefit- cleaning up a dangerous stretch of the highway just west of Taghum.

Interior Health announces some Kootenay Boundary radiology results under review

Interior Health announces some Kootenay Boundary radiology results under review

Interior Health issued a media release Tuesday that the authority is initiating a review of diagnostic imaging reports from a radiologist who worked as a locum in the Kootenay Boundary area.

The review is for diagnostic imaging reports during the time periods:

Editorial: Negative campaigning and being well-informed

Please vote!

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement, not based on stirred-up emotions.