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by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

There has been a great deal of talk in the news and on the street about the Liberal government’s proposed changes to federal tax laws that would make it more difficult for small businesses to make passive investments in their companies and share profits with members of their families.  The Liberals claim that many small business owners are using these methods to avoid paying their fair share...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

A trio of FortisBC workers from the Kootenays arrived in in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, September 10 to begin in helping restore power to the area devastated by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

FortisBC said in total, six power line technicians and one supervisor from FortisBC joined a 58-person operation crew from Fortis Inc.’s Canadian operations to help restore the...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 11 2017

A retrospective selection

Believing as I do that history is of profound importance, I seek to discern the purposes and themes I have explored with constancy over the years of publishing this column. I hope by doing this to present a coherent statement of the issues and interests that have stirred current events in culture, politics, economics,...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 10 2017

Calls regarding problem bears are down this year compared to last year in the city but are still well above previous years, says the region’s WildSafe BC coordinator.

David White said the quandary of bears in the city right now is around 80 calls, down from the nearly 200 the city withstood last year, but still above the 35 average from 2013 to 2015.

“It doesn’t mean that bear...

by Sara Golling on Sunday Sep 10 2017

On Friday, September 8, Dr. Darryl Plecas, then a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, agreed to serve in the Legislature as Speaker.  His party promptly disowned him ― first, kicked him out of the Liberal caucus, then on Saturday, September 9, the Liberal Party executive  voted to strip him of membership in the Liberal Party of BC, according to a press release issued by Sharon White,...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 10 2017

By David Buckna

In a July interview, BC Education Minister Rob Fleming said: "I think our government just has a completely different and fresh attitude towards public education. John Horgan made it clear his priority as premier is to make sustained investments in the school system, because it pays enormous social and economic dividends."

If our new government...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

A trio of law enforcement members from Nelson are in Kelowna Friday for the start of the 6th annual Cops for Kids Ride.

BC Sheriffs Mike Kosof and Rob Crowder, along with Nelson RCMP Cst. Andrew McCabe, are among the 25 25 riders and seven support people from agencies within Southeast District to raise awareness and essential funds for children in medical, physical or...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.

"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.

"The Granby River, Kettle and West Kettle River are all at...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.

This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.

“We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by 50 percent,” the City of Grand Forks...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that there are a number of restrictions within the Southeast Fire Centre.

The operation of any off-road vehicle (ORV) for recreational purposes on Crown land continues to be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre. Jeeps, trucks or other "on-highway" vehicles must remain on constructed or defined road surfaces.

Additionally...

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