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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

A plea for civility in the law, politics and our everyday lives

Mid-winter is approaching, with our various seasonal celebrations:  Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and maybe even Festivus? We celebrate our religious and / or ethnic affiliations; we celebrate the return of the sun for longer periods...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

Residents from Area I, Area J and Castlegar are invited to complete a survey to provide further information about potential enhancements to the Castlegar & District Community Complex (CDCC). Findings from this survey will be used by the Castlegar & District Recreation Commission to determine its approach to a potential referendum about CDCC enhancements.

“We have received...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

“You and I have memories

Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today? Scientists call the interval since the Industrial Revolution the “Anthropocene,” a period when our species hasbecome the major factor altering the biological...

by CBT on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Ecosystems around the Columbia Basin will receive a major boost thanks to a new Ecosystem Enhancement Program announced by Columbia Basin Trust. The program will run for five years with a budget of $10 million.

The goal is to help maintain...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the courtyard of Nelson City Hall as part of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada.

The Commemorative Candlelight vigil and shoe memorial is hosted by the Nelson Violence against Women in Relationships Committee.

“On any given night in Canada, 3,491 women and 2,724 children sleep in...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

A provincial freeze on electrical rates has allowed the city to smooth the annual spikes and bumps for its own utility, easing into one of the lowest proposed increases in several years.

Nelson Hydro delivered a “modified smoothing proposal” — first discussed at one of the city’s budget meetings in late November — that will cap the annual electrical rate increase at 2.25 per cent for a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 04 2017

Precipitation dominated the month of November in the West Kootenay said Jesse Ellis Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly synopsis.

Ellis said November started with a large accumulation of snow before mild Pacific flow took over to dominate the month with above-average temperatures and rain.

“Once the milder Pacific flow gained control by (November...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Dec 03 2017

The regional district has come to the aid of the Sinixt people as they continue to battle to avoid the “extinction” label the federal government has placed on them in Canada.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors has sent a letter to the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AAND) on behalf of the Sinixt people, the indigenous...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Dec 02 2017

The revelations of the Paradise Papers, the earlier Panama Papers and numerous articles in the western mainstream and alternative media demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an increasingly obvious truth: global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet. The deliberate starvation of government, climate change, grotesque inequality, Dickensian working conditions,...

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