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by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Sep 23 2017

What is it about progressive politicians going to Ottawa only to end up as arrogant and nasty conservatives? My old friend Pam Wallin was one of the kindest people I knew in Regina in the 1970s when she was a member of the Waffle group in the NDP. She turned into one of the nastiest Conservative senators.

And the last encounter I had with Wayne Easter, Liberal finance committee chair,...

by Dermod Travis on Friday Sep 22 2017

The headlines should have read “B.C.'s Wild West reputation laid to rest.”

Instead, British Columbians woke up to “Taxpayers would give millions to political parties in NDP plan,” all thanks to an ill-advised decision to slide two unexpected provisions into the government's campaign finance reform package: a transitional allowance for political parties...

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Sep 21 2017

British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.

Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.

Originally put forward along with a series of...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Bigger isn’t always better. Too much of a good thing can be bad. Many anti-environmentalists throw these simple truths to the wind, along with caution.

You can see it in the deceitful realm of climate change denial. It’s difficult to keep up with the constantly shifting — and debunked — denier arguments, but one common thread promoted by the likes of the Heartland Institute in the U.S....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Thursday morning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass due to a cold airmass associated with an upper low has caused freezing levels to plummet this week.

"Snow has been observed on the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass, Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass on several mornings this past week," the Statement said.

"With the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

The short answer, according to a number of reviews done by experts in economics, is ― no.  The vast majority of small businesses do not make enough money to be affected at all by the proposed  changes in federal taxation.  Farmers should not suffer either.  In fact, according to the conclusions of those experts, no one will suffer from the proposed changes ― unless we define "suffering" to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday that BC Wildfire Service feels the threat posed by the Harrop Creek wildfire has diminished enough to rescind the Evacuation Alert for all residents in the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village, effective immediately.

To all RDCK residents, businesses and visitors in the area,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

A local man, Daniel Papanek,  found something totally unexpected during a hike along the Malde Creek Forest Service Road on Sunday, September 17.  It was lying in a coil, the tip of its tail barely visible and adorned with things that rattle when shaken.  Just to make sure of its identity, the man took a long branch and just tickled the creature with it ― and sure enough, it rattled.

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by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

  • Effective at ...
by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

The Government of British Columbia has introduced legislation to put an end to big money in politics and put people back at the heart of government decision-making.

“We’re reforming campaign finance rules to make sure government’s actions and decisions benefit everyone, not just those with deep pockets,” said Premier John Horgan.

“This legislation will make sure 2017 was the last...

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