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COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

COMMENT: CUPE looks for alternate venue for Winterfest

The following is a press release issued by CUPE local 2262:

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

LETTER: Winterfest committee cancels annual event

The Winterfest Organizing Committee regrets to inform our community that the 19th Annual Winterfest Family Celebration has been cancelled due to planned labour action by striking CUPE City workers during the event. The Committee decided to cancel the event after hearing that some participants would not continue in the event if the CUPE city workers were maintaining a picket line.

COMMENT: Remembrance Day and different versions of respect for those who died

COMMENT: Remembrance Day and different versions of respect for those who died

This year I was at the Nelson cenotaph for my tenth consecutive appearance with a placard promoting peace and questioning government war policies; I was physically threatened. I have been doing this for 10 years, since 2005, when our Afghan Mission got bloodier. This was the first time someone tried to grab hold of my sign, and told me he would hurt me if I came across the street.

Listen up, Horatio*

Listen up, Horatio*

 

Sometimes the light’s just shinin’ on me,

CUPE to picket Winterfest

Union president Leford Lafayette speaks to city council Aug. 11.

Ed. Note: This is a press release issued by CUPE via Marketwire:

With the ongoing labour dispute and the City's refusal to bargain, CUPE city workers will be maintaining picket lines during Winterfest, including the planned tree lighting on December 5.

CUPE 2262 president Leford Lafayette said that members regret that they find themselves in a situation where they are unable to support an event that they and their families enjoy every year.

Famed Artist Santo Mignosa Returns to KSA Roots

Artist Santo Mignosa (middle) chatted with alumni and Kootenay Studio Arts supporters at a Touchstones Nelson event earlier this month. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Legendary former Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) instructor Santo Mignosa visited Nelson earlier this month to help celebrate the impact Zeljko Kujundzic left on our region’s creative community.

UPDATED: Local child found alive and well

UPDATED: Local child found alive and well

Kael, the 10-year-old missing boy, was found alive and well in Trail, and has been returned to his family, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Johnson.

Previous story:

There is a young boy missing, police want your help.

He is about about four feet tall, wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, a toque and gloves. He's near the airport/casino/art gallery area.

If you see him, please call 9-1-1. He is 10 years old, and has been missing since about 2:30 p.m.

Government says latest liquor changes benefits consumers, small businesses

Government says latest liquor changes benefits consumers, small businesses

This is no joke.

April 1, 2015 is the first day that grocery stores are allowed to sell liquor through the store-within-a-store model.

As well, that same day, restrictions will be lifted on BC Liquor Stores, allowing them to offer refrigeration and to stay open longer hours, including on Sundays.

 “It is our expectation that, starting April 2015, these changes will create a more competitive market for retailers,” said Suzanne Anton, Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

Stop Making It Worse

Stop Making It Worse

We must cease making large, long-term capital investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure that “locks in” dangerous emission levels for many decades.

Columbia Power brings home Safety Gold

Jim Burpee, President and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (far left) and Employment Minister, the Honourable Jason Kenney (far right) flank Columbia Power representatives, President and CEO Frank Wszelaki (centre left) and Health and Safety Manager, Andre Noel (centre right) at the 2014 CEA Occupational Health and Safety Awards Ceremony in Ottawa. — Submitted photo

Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) was honoured to bring home two Gold level Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) safety awards from a ceremony held earlier this month in Ottawa.

Columbia Power received the CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety and the Vice President’s Award for Safety Excellence in the Generation category, both at the Gold level.

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