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by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Recently, the Auditor General of Canada released a report that addressed the Phoenix payroll that has seriously affected the lives of thousands of civil servants across this country. More than half of the public service sector is caught up in this -- many are being paid well below their proper salaries, some are not being paid at all, while others are being paid too much, all of which creates...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province a press release said Tuesday.

The decision comes as insurance rates in B.C. continue to escalate in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads.

"Distracted driving is a high-risk behavior that jeopardizes...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning for the Boundary, West Kootenay, but continues to advise drivers of an alert from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"A frontal system will move across the B.C. interior this evening bringing up to 20 cm of snow to higher elevations of Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. The snow will ease late this evening as the front...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt earned his first National Hockey League point Monday night as the Florida Panthers edged New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad assisted on Jared McCann’s game winner with 7:15 remaining the third period to spark the Panthers past the Devils. Hunt chipped the puck to McCann, who did most of the work, skating into...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Today the Liberal government announced that they have adopted an NDP proposal to close a loophole in the Species at Risk Act. In September 2017, Richard Cannings, MP (South Okanagan – West Kootenay) introduced Bill C-363, An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (amendment of the List) in the House of Commons which proposed closing a loophole that the Canadian government has used for years to...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 27 2017

The sixth annual Buy Local Week in BC kickedoff Sunday with a record number of participating communities around the province joining together to celebrate local businesses...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 26 2017

The Nelson Leafs seven-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winning streak came to a crashing end Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Castlegar Rebels scored three unanswered goals in the second period to crush the Green and White 5-1.

With the game tied at 1-1, John Moeller, Chris Breese and Jordan Wood scored to give Castlegar a commanding 4-1 lead after 40...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 23 2017

Martin Luther had a dream of an end to racism.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety also has a dream of an end to the reliance on non-renewable energy sources in Nelson by 2050.

On Monday in city council chambers the region’s premiere environmental organization shared its dream on transitioning the city to 100 per cent of its net...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 23 2017

After more than a year of bustling construction activity on Nelson’s Silver King Campus, newly renovated shop spaces are now filled with students and ready to welcome more in the new year.

As part of an $18.9 million refresh of the trades-centric campus, for more than 12 months the main shop spaces have been filled with just as many career tradespeople as those learning the ropes. With...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 22 2017

Mounties in Kelowna helped to prevent an elderly Kelowna couple from falling victim to the prevalent Grandparent Scam and want to warn others.

On November 21, 2017 a concerned couple in their 70’s attended the Kelowna RCMP Detachment on Richter Street seeking police assistance in locating their grandson. The elderly man and woman arrived at the detachment’s front counter with cash in...

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