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by Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 24 2018

All along the watchtower…There's too much confusion, the hour is getting late...                                             Bob Dylan

Here we are in the years… Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’”                                   Neil Young

By Charles Jeanes

So much food for thought, and limited space on the...

by John Horgan on Friday Sep 21 2018

By John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia

Over the last week, we reaffirmed our commitment to strengthen local economies, make communities safer, invest in people, and make life more affordable for B.C. families.

Our government met with local leaders from around British Columbia at the Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention. We’re working...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Sep 19 2018

The short answer:  LOTS.

What IS the Rossland Range Recreation Site? Readers who aren’t familiar with the Rec Site can find information about it at this link, including maps, history, pictures, and much more.  

Recent days have seen helicopter delivery of materials to continue the refurbishment of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 19 2018

It appears proponents of a new boat launch on the shores of Kootenay River 10 kilometers west of Nelson in the Taghum/Blewett area are facing a “hurry up and wait” scenario following a meeting Monday at Blewett Elementary School.

While consultants released findings from a feasibility study regarding construction locations, narrowing sites down to three, any shovels in the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

The BC Court of Appeal has granted an interlocutory injunction against a drilling permit within the sacred sites of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding areas.

On August 23, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld a permit authorizing Taseko Mines Limited (TML) to undertake an extensive drilling program at Teẑtan Biny and the surrounding area.  The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has since...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 17 2018

In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said there are two changes to the area restrictions on the Syringa Complex.

  • The area restriction that is in effect for the area north of the Rialto Forest Service Road (FSR) no longer prohibits access to the gun range on Rialto FSR. The area restriction now starts at the junction of the gun range access point on Rialto FSR,...
by Mike Farnworth on Monday Sep 17 2018

It's about a month to go until non-medical cannabis becomes legal in Canada, so here's a snapshot of what to expect in B.C. as of Oct. 17, 2018.

Retail stores won't appear overnight, but on Oct. 17, 2018, government's first BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and the online sales platform will be launched to ensure British Columbians can purchase non-medical cannabis regardless of...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 14 2018

By Fair Vote Canada

BC citizens are being asked to pronounce themselves on the subject of electoral reform in this fall’s upcoming referendum. This is an issue of significant importance and interest to all of us and if citizens are to vote wisely, they need to be as well informed as possible.

“Many citizens place a...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 13 2018

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service said in a media release that campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, due to decreased wildfire risks in the region.

At the same time, Category 2 open fires will once again be permitted in the Columbia Fire Zone only. Larger Category 3 open fires remain...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.

“People in Grand Forks are experiencing extraordinary loss, and that is why we are taking extraordinary measures to make sure they receive the help they need as quickly as possible,” said Selina...

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