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by Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 02 2018

The city’s public engagement process for cannabis has begun and, although it is headed in the right direction says a proponent of the plant, the steps the municipality will need to take to get to June with a new regulating bylaw in place must continue to be careful, considerate and well informed.

The city seems to be well aware of their role — zoning, business licencing and home...

by Claire Paradis on Thursday Feb 01 2018

Plans for logging in the Glade watershed are being met with resistance in the community of 300 people on the east side of Kootenay River. The Glade Watershed Protection Society (GWPS) is concerned that the proposed logging will affect the quality of the water and could result in expensive treatment systems being needed.

Society member Heather McSwan said the Province should be doing...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing or fat biking under the moonlight with friends and family?  Get ready for a great evening out in our second annual Moonlight Snowshoe & Fatbike Quest featuring excellent food, outdoor fun, adventure and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

It happens on Thursday, February 8, from 5:00...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

In mid-January I attended the British Columbia Natural Resources Forum in Prince George.  This is one of the biggest gatherings of resource companies, government leaders and nongovernment organizations in Canada, and is always a good place to hear the latest news from that sector.

I was happy to see federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr there, as I’d urged him last year to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 29 2018

Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before," Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. "There were two...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Jan 29 2018

We find ourselves on different sides

Of a line that nobody drew.

Though it all may be one in the higher eye

Down here where we live it is two.

I to my side call the meek and the mild

You to your side call the Word.

By virtue of suffering I claim to have won

You claim to have...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Anyone planning to drive in the Southern Interior of BC should be prepared to take it slow after Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning Sunday.

Environment Canada said a long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected as a moist frontal system will move across BC interior today into Monday, producing heavy snowfall over several highway passes —...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 25 2018

The Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is celebrating 47 years of helping individuals prepare their income tax and benefit returns. CVITP volunteers help complete over half a million tax returns every year for individuals who have a modest-income and a simple tax situation.

We are once again seeking community organizations to host tax...

by CBT on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing several changes to its Board of Directors. Its current Chair, Rick Jensen, has been reappointed to the role; Wendy Booth has been appointed Vice-Chair; and four new directors are joining the Board.

“I’m pleased to be able to continue serving the Trust in this role, and look forward to working with Wendy in her new position, and all of our directors, to...

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