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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 24 2020

The BC Wildfire Service said in a media release Thursday, that effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Category 2 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District), due to decreased wildfire risk.

The BC...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 24 2020

ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson has issued at Drug Alert for the Heritage City.

ANKORS said the Drug Alert, issued Thursday, September 24, 2020, comes after extremely toxic drugs have led to overdoses in the community.

“Extremely toxic concentrations of fentanyl in light green hard packed substance — overdose reported,” the ANKORS press...

by City of Trail on Thursday Sep 24 2020

 The City of Trail is pleased to announce the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) will receive $65,000 in grant funding from the BC Air Access Program towards the purchase and installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS). The complete system will cost $90,000 and the City will fund the remaining $25,000 as part of the City’s approved 2020 Capital Budget.

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by City of Castlegar on Thursday Sep 24 2020

The Millennium Park ponds and washroom facilities will close for the season Monday, September 28.

With the increased popularity of Millennium Park & Ponds the City is upgrading the existing washroom facilities to include all-season washrooms, change-rooms and outdoor showers. It will feature a dedicated family/disabled accessible room as well as two additional family-focused rooms,...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The NDP rose to power in 2017 vowing to take action on climate change, old-growth logging, the Trans Mountain pipeline, endangered species and more. Three years in, The Narwhal examines how the government has fared on the environment

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

B.C.’s NDP government came to power in 2017 promising to protect...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

By Kathryn Harrison and Anna Kanduth, for The Conversation

Canadians have understandably been preoccupied by the COVID-19 emergency. Yet the climate emergency that prompted hundreds of thousands to march...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 23 2020

The global pandemic has created a unique and challenging back-to-school season. Many parents, guardians and teachers are struggling to balance children’s safety with education, all while keeping their households running smoothly.  

It’s like nothing we’ve seen before. Many adults are rightfully focused on making sure the school year proceeds in a way that serves children and their...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

Trail local and mother of three young boys, Melissa Gresley-Jones has turned the challenges of the COVID lockdown into a positive outcome for vulnerable youth in the West Kootenay Take a Hike program. 

When COVID-19 hit, like many people, Gresley-Jones found herself in a new and challenging situation – parenting three boys aged 8, 7 and 4, while trying to manage full-time work from home...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), based on the recommendation from BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) has removed the Evacuation Alert for the remaining 46 properties affected by the Talbott Creek Wildfire.

The BCWS has advised that although crews continue to action the fire, the danger to people and structures has diminished.

“This has...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 22 2020

Editor, the Rossland Telegraph:

I want to be wrong about this. I am only half certain. I think the BC NDP are heading for a defeat.
 
Premier Horgan has watched New Brunswick's election result and drawn a conclusion, but he is wrong about British Columbians. We are not tolerant of crude political tactics to sustain his power by an election one year ahead of...

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