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by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 30 2017

It's official:  The Green Party of BC and the BC NDP have reached an agreement on managing a minority government for the next four years. For the full wording of the agreement,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Michelle Mungall said on Facebook the Nelson-Creston MLA is "very excited to be part of history with an NDP-Green agreement for a BC Government."

Mungall fired off the post after BC NDP leader John Horgan and Andrew Weaver of the Green Party reached an historic agreement making a New Democrat government one step closer.

The agreement gives the NDP the support of 44 MLAs — 41...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday May 29 2017

While British Columbians were divided over which of the main parties to support in the provincial election, most seem to agree on one thing: the need to get big money out of our politics.

But it’s not enough to stop cash donations by corporations and unions.

Any ban must be comprehensive, meaning no contributions of property and services, prohibiting loans or guaranteeing loans,...

by John Boivin on Sunday May 28 2017

There’ll be no logging on the east side of Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley until the mid-2020s, people opposed to forest operations in the area have been told.

“At this time, [BC Timber Sales] does not have further plans on Perry Ridge for 5-7 years other than the active TSL being harvested currently,” writes Tara DeCourcy, Woodlands Manager of the...

by Boundary Sentinel on Sunday May 28 2017

The Grand Forks, Boundary, Christina Lake are has been placed under a flood watch due to the warm temperatures that is causing a quick melt of the snowpack.

The result forced the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) to activate its Emergency Operations Centre in Grand Forks in response to rising river and creek levels in the Boundary.

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by City of Castlegar on Saturday May 27 2017

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream on Bloomer Creek caused a temporary blockage on the downstream storm system which required City action to clean the system.

The City cautions that creeks and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 25 2017

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 25 2017

Water samples collected from the City of Nelson water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption a media release on the website said.

However, the Water Quality Advisory originally issued on May 6, 2017 due to elevated turbidity is still in effect. 

"Recent hot temperatures and resulting rapid snowmelt from a historically deep snowpack...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2017

BC’s three political parties were all jockeying for position after Elections BC released the final numbers Wednesday following the May 9 Provincial vote.

After the final riding was tabulated, giving the NDP Courtenay-Comox by 189 votes, the count leaves the B.C. Liberals with 43 seats — ...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 24 2017

By Judith Lavoie.  This article is from DeSmog Canada.

A plan to form a new, independent wildlife management agency in B.C., which would relieve the provincial government from managing contentious wildlife issues such as grizzly, wolf and caribou populations, is generating anxiety among some conservation groups who fear the structure of the...

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