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by Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 09 2020

Police and the BC Coroner's Service are investigating the sudden death of a Maple Ridge man after a fishing accident near Trail, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On July 3, at 1:54 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to an incident where a fisherman fell approximately 20 feet down the bank of the Columbia River while fishing in the area of the...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

"Today, we are announcing 18 new cases, for a total of 3,008 cases in British Columbia.

"There are 162 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 2,660...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

Transit ridership is down in a covid-19 infused world in Nelson but not nearly as drastic as most areas of the province, noted a BC Transit official.

Chelsea Mossey, government relations manager for BC Transit, said transit ridership in the Heritage city has dropped by 47 per cent compared to this time last year.

However, that pales in comparison to the 60 to 80 per cent drop in...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

On June 29 and 30, Canada and the United States met for the tenth round of Columbia River Treaty renegotiations. The negotiations were held by web-conference due to COVID-19. Unlike previous rounds, negotiators actually started debating specific proposals. According to press releases issued by both sides, Canada responded to an initial proposal from the U.S. and presented a...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jul 08 2020

By Ian Lowe, from  The Conversation

Documentary maker Michael Moore’s latest offering, Planet of the Humans, rightly argues that infinite growth on a finite planet is “suicide”. But...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 07 2020

After the 2008 stock and housing market crash plunged the U.S. and world into economic upheaval, governments came to the rescue, with trillions of dollars in corporate bailouts. Executives at the insurance firm AIG were so happy with their US$152-billion package (more than U.S. and European countries spent in total on developmental aid the same year), they celebrated ...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Jul 06 2020

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are providing case updates for three 24-hour reporting periods. In the first reporting period from July 3 to July 4, we had nine new cases. From July 4 to...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 06 2020

My role as Natural Resources critic for the NDP covers forestry, mining and energy—and the big issue these days in that trio is energy.  The pandemic has intensified calls for a national energy strategy that will direct federal investments to help us recover from the economic impacts of the crisis and put us on a good footing for the years to come.  While all aspects of the...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 06 2020

Rebecca MacLeod’s passion for the violin has taken her around the world, but the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program graduate’s burning desire to help people brought her home.

Raised in Nelson, MacLeod attended the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh on full scholarship and went on to achieve her Master of Violin Performance from the University...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 05 2020

Rain, rain and more rain.

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Service in Castlegar said there were only five days without some form of moisture in June as low pressure system after low pressure system pounded the region.

“A succession of roughly ten low pressure systems and associated waves of Pacific moisture passed over the area within the prevailing westerly flow,” said the...

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