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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 07 2018

No one was seriously injured after a car skidded out of control before coming to rest on its side Tuesday morning in the 4200 block of Highway 3A.

The accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. said North Shore Fire Department in a media release.

"The North Shore Fire department responded with four apparatus and 10 personnel," the release said.

"Upon arriving on scene, they...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) recently announced that the Village of Salmo is one of the recipients of the 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards.

The awards, given out by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada.

Salmo earned the Asset Management honour for...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

People sometimes get bugged by insects, but we need them. They play essential roles in pollination, combatting unwanted agricultural pests, recycling organic matter, feeding fish, birds and bats, and much more. They’re the most numerous and diverse animals on Earth and form the base of many terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Our admiration for these critters goes beyond their ability...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

In response to questions from residential customers, FortisBC is hosting public information sessions to help customers better understand the possible impacts of the rate design changes it’s seeking from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC).

FortisBC recently filed a Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Design application that determines how customers are billed for the electricity they use....

by Contributor on Monday Feb 05 2018

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is aiming to open the first government-operated non-medical cannabis retail store by late summer, and has begun exploring an e-commerce model to offer online sales to the public.

This follows the announcement by the provincial government that British Columbians will be able to purchase non-medical cannabis from both privately run and government-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 05 2018

In a media release Monday, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said its moving ahead with plans to ensure continued safe operation of the Kootenay Lake ferry.

The ministry also said its planning changes to ensure the service meets the needs of ferry users, the community and visitors to the area.

"Following a consultation process in 2016 with Balfour and area...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Feb 04 2018

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.”Martin Luther King Jr.

These words were...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 04 2018

On Friday, BC's first New Democratic Party government Premier, Dave Barrett, died in Victoria at the age of 87.

Barrett's son Dan said in a statement that his father died after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease.

He said his father cared deeply about the province and that he devoted much of his life trying to make it a better and fairer place to live. His love of the...

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...

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