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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 09 2018

The burning of tree branchs, discarded logs and stumps from logging or any other land clearing projects is necessary to help protect forested areas during wildfire season said the Southeast Fire Centre.

The Southeast Fire Centre made the comment after a reader of The Nelson Daily raised concern when the Krestova resident noticed a burn near Pass Creek this past weekend. The resident was...

by CBT on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

“Basin residents rely on trails for recreation, exercise and everyday life, and this program...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 07 2018

News about orca mother Tahlequah carrying her dead newborn for 17 days through the Salish Sea this summer was heartbreaking, and rightfully captured the world’s attention. It highlighted the plight of one of Canada’s most endangered marine mammals. The southern resident killer whale (orca) population has dropped by 25 per cent in two decades. Just 74 remain, and none has successfully given...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 07 2018

A Nelson environmentalist is urging his local MP to lobby the federal government to act following a report that said time is running out for the world to make changes to slow the impact of climate change.

Michael Jessen, a columnist for The Nelson Daily who writes Greening Up, recently hand-delivered the new Summary for Policymakers by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

The British Columbia government is lowering speed limits on 15 sections of highway in the province to keep people safer and reduce the chance of speed-related collisions.

"We know people want to get where they’re going quickly. Our job is to help make sure they also get there safely,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Since the former government raised...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 05 2018

Editor's Note: In this age of fake news, when politicians are allowed to lie with impunity -- perhaps even encouraged to lie, because they appear to get good results by lying -- how are people reading the news, or social media, where bizarre fake news abounds -- to know what to believe? For that matter, is it ever a good idea to believe something that is not true? This is...

by RDKB on Monday Nov 05 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary recently held its October Board Meeting.

Here is a general overview of discussion items and major decisions from the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Board of Directors meeting. The next board meeting is on (Wednesday) November 14 at 6 p.m. in our Trail office.

Cannabis hearings and bylaws

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by Letters to the editor on Sunday Nov 04 2018

So far, most of the discussion about Proportional Representation (PR) has focused on fairness. Without a proportional voting system, there’s no way to make every vote count equally. But there are other reasons to adopt it, arguably as valid: it would bring social and financial stability and cut waste.

In elections using first-past-the-post relatively small changes in the vote can give a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 04 2018

A little rain could not dampen the spirits of a crowd that gathered outside the Kootenay Lake Forestry Centre on the North Shore to raise awareness about the impacts of industrial logging of their watersheds.

The Water of Life rally, organized by the West Kootenay Watershed Solidarity was an opportunity to have all our community's voices heard and represented and also to show our...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

Speculation as to the cause of the sound was intense on social media, with one commenter describing a bang so loud they thought a car had driven into the side of their home.The Source contacted RDCK fire services, Robson, Ootischenia,...

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