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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

My parents married during the Great Depression. After the 1929 market collapse, people had to learn to make do, help each other out and live on meager incomes. Those times were seared into my parents’ attitudes and values.

Although we were all born and raised in Canada, my family was seen as the enemy during the Second World War. Because of our Japanese ethnicity, the government...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 11 2018
Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich issued a press release detailing the fire situation in Trail.
 
"On September 11, 2018, at approximately (4:45 p.m.), a wildfire was ignited in the forested area behind the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, on 1200 Hospital Bench Road, in Trail ... ...
by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

The interface fire above the Trail hospital is now estimated at two hectares in size, but the calming winds and lower temperatures are aiding crews in what has been a fierce attempt to knock down the blaze.

Emergency Program Coordinator Chris Marsh says the hospital has been making preparations to move people if necessary, but there are no evacuation alerts or orders in place, although...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

A wildfire near the Trail hospital has drawn crews from the KBRFR as well as BC Wildfire Services, as well as prompting the activation of the Emergency Operations Centre as of about 5:20 p.m.

BC Wildifre Services information officer Justine Hunse says the fire is believed to be lightning-caused, and is roughly 0.8 hectares in size. As of 5:49 p.m., BCWS had 35 personnel en route,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

UPDATED: Highway 3A was opened to traffic at approximately 1:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Highway 3A north of Nelson near Blaylocks was closed Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak said a reader of The Nelson Daily.

The leak, happening shortly before the noon hour and located approximately five kilometers north of Nelson, was caused by a contractor working...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

accelerateKootenays was in Rossland on for Golden City Days with their fully electric  Chevrolet Bolt.  They answered questions about electric vehicles at their booth at the Fall Fair and then allowed curious Rosslanders to take the Bolt for a test drive.  accelerate Kootenays is Canada’s first community-driven, collaborative strategy to build a clean...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 10 2018

Have you moved or changed your name since the last election?  Are you a registered voter for BC? The BC government wants to make sure that everyone who is eligible can vote in the October – November referendum on electoral reform, and urges everyone to either register, or make sure their voter information is up-to-date.

Chief Electoral Officer Anton Boegman says, “If your voter...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Motorcycles filled the highways in and around the West Kootenay as the 2018 Toy Run once again rode the pavement to raise money for local communities.

Riders took to the road to Nelson after a pancake breakfast at the Castlegar Complex.

Stops in Nelson, Salmo, Waneta Plaza and Rossland before the ride finished at the Complex for refreshments and dinner compliments of Castlegar...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Sep 09 2018

If you're just tuning back in to B.C. politics, you may have missed a great political adaptation of West Side Story this summer, where two rival gangs – the Liberistas and the Unionistas – compete for the affection of B.C. taxpayers on public infrastructure projects.

The musical was loosely based on this summer's announcement by the B.C. government that key public-sector infrastructure...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, which can be ...

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