Public asked to comment on Mount Polley report

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

With significant public input having been received on the restart application by Mount Polley Mine Corporation and a decision expected shortly, public input is now being sought to help ensure the company has the foremost remediation and restoration plan in place by early next year for the longer term.

The temporary re-start evaluation ‎process is separate and distinct from the longer-term environmental remediation and restoration process.

The Post Event Environmental Impact Assessment Report is now posted for public comment.

UPDATED: Ice cream man to be one of two vendors to serve park until concession opens

Artist rendering of the Celgar Pavilion, slated for completion in August.

City council, at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, unanimously voted to approve Pete Payne's application for a business license to provide mobile ice cream sales in Castlegar.

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FINALLY! Refreshments will be available at Millennium Park this summer, now that city council has approved one vendor and will be voting on giving the nod to a second during a special meeting slated for this coming Tuesday.

Youth program offers $5,000 for small business start-ups

Youth Mean Business Coordinator Blue Netherclift is looking for youth under 30 to take part in a program that will help them launch their own small business.

Community Futures Central Kootenay is looking for five youth under 30 to participate in a brand new entrepreneurship program called Youth Mean Business, which will provide up to $5,000 in funding and training to help them launch their own small business.

The program will begin mid-July and will support participants for up to six months as they move through the planning and launch phases of their new business.

RELEASE: BC issues environmental assessment certificate for LNG Export Terminal

RELEASE: BC issues environmental assessment certificate for LNG Export Terminal

Environment Minister Mary Polak and Natural Gas Development Minister Rich Coleman have issued an Environmental Assessment Certificate to LNG Canada Development Inc. for the LNG Canada Export Terminal project, which will be located in northwest British Columbia in the District of Kitimat. 

Prices of Nelson craft brew beers up this summer due to new government regulations

Summer is on the horizon, but that could spell bad news for beer drinkers. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

As things heat up and the prime beer drinking season of the year arrives, locals could see higher prices for their favourite local craft beers – as brewers say new liquor regulations by the province are raising prices for their products at private liquor stores.

Percentage of Candians home schooling children is going up

More and more Canadian families are choosing to home school their children.

An increasing number of Canadian families are choosing to home-school their children, according to a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

The study, Home Schooling in Canada: The Current Picture—2015, notes that 21,662 Canadian children were registered as ‘home-school students’ (with likely more not officially registered) in 2012, an increase of 29 per cent over a five-year period.

WKTEP moving to Heritage City beginning in September

The former Nelson Daily News building at 266 Baker Street will be home to the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program in September. — Photo by Zaynab Mohammed, The Nelson Daily

By Zaynab Mohammed, The Nelson Daily

The Heritage City is going to see a lot more teachers roaming around in the downtown core after the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program decided to move its operations from Castlegar to Nelson in September.

For the past 26 years the WKTEP has been located at Castlegar’s Selkirk College.

Starting in September, the program is calling the former Nelson Daily News building home after inking a lease with the current owners this past week.

Right on! Tax Freedom Day June 10

Tax Freedom Day is here!

Tax Freedom Day for the average Canadian family falls on June 10 this year—one day later than in 2014, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual calculations.

Tax Freedom Day measures the total yearly tax burden imposed on Canadian families by the federal, provincial and local governments.

FIFA Women's World Cup will add $52 million to B.C. economy

Striker Christine Sinclair and goalkeeper are not the only people doing the high-five as the FIFA tournament is lining the province's pockets.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup that kicked off in Canada Saturday is slated to to become the largest edition of the tournament in history.

Beginning in Edmonton June 6, a record 24 teams including Canada will play a total of 52 matches for the coveted trophy, up from 16 teams and 32 matches in Germany four years ago. When it comes to ticket sales, more than one million tickets have already been sold, which eclipses the 845,751 tickets sold at Germany 2011 and closely trails the record 1,194,215 tickets sold at United States 1999.


spotted knapweed

Rossland:   June 6 is our 11th annual Trails Day.  The Rossland  hiking and biking trails network has 30 trails stretching for over 170 kilometres, and both hiking and biking can and do spread invasive weeds.

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