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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 04 2018

A little rain could not dampen the spirits of a crowd that gathered outside the Kootenay Lake Forestry Centre on the North Shore to raise awareness about the impacts of industrial logging of their watersheds.

The Water of Life rally, organized by the West Kootenay Watershed Solidarity was an opportunity to have all our community's voices heard and represented and also to show our...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

Speculation as to the cause of the sound was intense on social media, with one commenter describing a bang so loud they thought a car had driven into the side of their home.The Source contacted RDCK fire services, Robson, Ootischenia,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 02 2018

Ron Lakeman, Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre said in his monthly weather synopsis that October was pretty much a normal month with no records broken.

“The end result was a very near normal monthly rainfall and a near normal mean monthly temperature,” Lakeman explained.

Lakeman said the month began with eight days of unsettled weather as a broad upper trough of low...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 02 2018

Interior Health said in a media release that testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) just got easier for residents across the Interior Health (IH) region, now that On Demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

In the release Thursday, IH said patients can...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2018

It’s that time again — time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.

The first Sunday of November has been designated as the end of Daylight Saving Time when most places fall back.

And listening to the comments Thursday of BC Premier John Horgan, don’t bet on Daylight Saving Time being scrapped anytime soon.

Despite the move by the City of Grand Forks to dump fall...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Nov 01 2018

This week the House of Commons passed Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, the federal government’s answer to the so-called “Fair Elections Act” that the Conservatives enacted in 2014.  And although I and the rest of the NDP caucus voted in favour of the bill, I would say this bill is “a day late and a dollar...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

Japanese Knotweed is among the most feared invasive weeds, because of its effects on real estate values, taxes and infrastructure; it is unfortunately able to damage all three – it damages property values merely by being there, raises taxes by increasing municipal costs, and damages infrastructure by invading foundations, pavements and pipes and then expanding its operations.

About a...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

Exactly one year from the day Firefighters Without Borders drove south with the fire engine Castlegar donated, Engine #3 was put to excellent use, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was contacted late last night by Fire Chief Roque Pineda of the San Pedro Pochutla Fire Department in southern Mexico," Lattanzio said. "They had a structure fire in Pochutla.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

FortisBC said the energy company is monitoring natural gas consumption following a pipeline explosion earlier this month near Prince George, BC, with a goal to keep homes warm as customers head into the colder, winter months.

Sean Beardow, Manager, Corporate Communications, said FortisBC is working to ensure that all of our customers continue to have access to the natural gas they need...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 30 2018

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Nelson joined fellow colleagues across the country on the picket line Tuesday. Nelson members began strike action at 7 a.m. along with workers in Columbia River, Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C.

On the CUPW website, a media release...

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