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by Charles Jeanes on Sunday Jul 22 2018

A Traveller’s Chaos, A Writer’s Coherence

This month’s column is about travel, time, and identity. I have just returned from a four-week trip by car across the nation to Ontario and back. It is not the first such trip of my life; I have logged tens of thousands of miles since my first cross-continent drive in 1973,  many of them by hitchhiking, some driving myself....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 22 2018

The Southeast Fire Centre issued a press release Saturday regarding the current state of wildfires in the district.

Media at Southeast Fire Centre said the BC Wildfire Service is responding to two fires of note in the Southeast Fire Centre.

  • The Hobo Creek fire is located approximately 12 kilometres west of Highway 95 and approximately 35 kilometres southeast of Golden....
by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Jul 22 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...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 20 2018

The first major wildfire concerns in BC are happening now in the Central Okanagan after a recent lightning storm started some major fires around Peachland, Summerland and Kelowna.

The more than 1,000 hectare Mount Eneas wildfire, located four kilometers south of Peachland, sparked the Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre to issue evacuation alerts for 596 properties south of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 19 2018

Peter Vogelaar of Winlaw recently captured the top prize at the Parksville International sand sculpture contest on Vancouver Island.

The Kootenay School of Arts grad created a sand sculpture of former rocker Jimi Hendrix. The theme of the competition was “Wild Things, from here to the Galapagos.”

“I decided to depict Jimi Hendrix of “Wild Thing!” Fame . . . and used the animals...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jul 19 2018

Greyhound’s announcement that it will be pulling all its routes out of western Canada at the end of October came as a surprise, and for many it was more serious news.  It left them wondering how they were going to travel to work sites, to visit relatives and friends, or to go to university in the fall.  For them, the bus isn’t just a transportation option, it’s the only way...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

In a media release Wednesday, the provincial government announced as part of the Kootenay Lake Action Plan to recover kokanee stocks, some bull trout will be removed from the Duncan River, below the Duncan Dam, this summer.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said actions to recover kokanee stocks in Kootenay Lake include continued stocking...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

Why people defend FPTP and oppose Proportional Representation:

There have been some frightening statements made about proportional representation, by a few people.  Why do they want to keep using First-Past-the-Post (FPTP)?  What are their reasons for opposing all of the three Pro-rep systems being offered in this fall’s referendum? Let’s examine the reasons given and...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Ever wonder why car insurance costs keeps on rising in BC?

Car accidents could be the reason after ICBC announced in a media release that crashes are on the rise once again in B.C.

The company said in a release Tuesday a total of 350,000 crashes occurred in 2017 – about 960 a day, which is a 25 per cent increase since just 2014. That means one out of 10 drivers could cause a...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Over the past few months, heat records have broken worldwide. In early July, the temperature in Ouargla, Algeria, reached 51.3 C, the highest ever recorded in Africa! Temperatures in the eastern and southwestern United States and southeastern Canada have also hit record highs. In Montreal, people sweltered under temperatures of 36.6 C, the highest ever recorded there, as well as record-...

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