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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

By BEN PARFITT 

Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years. 

Even without the much-hyped liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, natural gas production in BC jumped 70 per cent over the past decade. 

The ecological, human health and safety and climate costs associated with producing fossil...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

The regional district is looking to stay ahead of the increasingly troublesome spring flood season with two potential programs that could help track, mitigate and manage the potential for floods in the region.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors has approved applications for grant money from two provincial programs, including $1.3 million to assess, map and...

by Contributor on Monday Nov 13 2017

How fortunate we are to have so much snow so early in the season. Rosslanders, being the avid out doors people that we are, were out in droves, cross-country skiing, touring, and snow shoeing.

On Friday  we headed up to Strawberry Pass, to the Rossland Range Recreation Site, for our first turns on Lepsoe and we were delighted to see a large new parking lot...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 09 2017

The British Columbia government announce it is delivering on its promise to freeze BC Hydro rates, putting an end to the years of spiralling electricity costs that have made life less affordable for B.C. homeowners and renters, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall announced Wedneday.

BC Hydro rates have gone up by more than 24% in the last four years, and...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 09 2017

Experts agree the fentanyl crisis in British Columbia is an unprecedented multi-faceted societal catastrophe that’s not going away anytime soon. Those on the frontlines are also united in recognizing that solutions will only be possible through education and conversation.

As health care professionals, emergency responders, educators and community leaders across the West Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 09 2017

More than 45 recreational users eager to see new recreational launching facilities in the Taghum/Blewett area to access the Kootenay River west of Nelson voiced their boating concerns during a Public Open House Wednesday at Blewett Elementary.

The Open House was organized by the Regional District of Central Kootenay as local government officials attempt to find a new spot for...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 08 2017
Although the final word and figures on the pilot year of the Street Outreach project aren’t in until January, it has been qualified as a success to some and therefore worthy of funding for another year.

Representatives of the Street Culture Collaborative Working Group (SCCWG) spoke to city council recently and officially filed a request for a funding amount to help the project...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

It seems odd that a major U.S. government climate report released November 3rd didn’t receive more media attention. But then, the main thing newsworthy about the Climate Science Special Report is that it was released at all, apparently without political interference.

Although the U.S. government is required by law (enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1989) to report to the...

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Nov 08 2017

When it comes to measures seriously addressing climate change, Canadians have pretty low expectations. They know that oil companies have the ear of both Bay Street political parties. Just last week, for example, the auditor general went public, exposing the Trudeau government’s refusal to provide the information he needs to determine the level of subsidies we provide to the industry. But we...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

BC residents who are taking a bit longer to clean up their yard this fall now have more reason to wait until spring.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) says fallen leaves have many benefits. The not-for-profit land conservation group says property owners who haven’t bagged leaves already should leave some on the ground to support backyard biodiversity. It can also save people, time...

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