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by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

The southern interior is digging out after the first major snow storm of the season.

And Old Man Winter is expected to stick around for at least a few more days with Environment Canada forecasting a chance of snow flurries for the next few days.

Many of the mountain passes were hit hard by the storm, with 36 cm falling on the Okanagan Connector through the night.

Roads in...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

“The West is the best. /  Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”

                                                -- Jim Morrison, the Doors, Blue Bus

In the beginning, two words

I do not often fare into the waters of moral judgements, but in this column I do. My morals and ethics, or “values” as the modern vocabulary seems to prefer,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Over the next six weeks, British Columbians have the opportunity to share their perspective on the path to raising B.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Fair Wages Commission is seeking input on the timing of wage increases for the general workforce, as well as looking at wage fairness for liquor servers, live-in camp leaders, home support workers, resident caretakers and certain farm...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

In the wake of the recent ammonia leak deaths of three workers in Fernie on October 17, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski made a statement in the House of Commons Monday calling for changes to how public rinks do business across Canada.

Stetski took the opportunity to call on the government to coordinate an effort to replace ammonia refrigeration systems in public rinks with safer CO2...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Nora Hannon, Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator for the Regional District of Central Kootenay said areas identified as high risk for wildfire are benefiting from operational fuel treatment work, in an effort to protect adjacent communities and critical infrastructure from potential wildfires.

In a media release Hannon said the RDCK has commenced or is about to commence fuel treatment...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Kinder Morgan, is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America specializing in owning and controlling oil and gas pipelines and terminals, received some serious pushback Saturday as protest Saturday blocked the proposed start of the tanker route for the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

In a media release, Coast Protectors said following an on-the-water blockade of...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Writers will be happy to know of the announcement of the opening of the Kootenay Literary Competition 2018.

Submissions will be accepted beginning October 7, 2017 with a final deadline of December 31, 2017.

This year's theme is "Origins".

Writers from throughout the Kootenays are welcome to submit in any of the following categories:

  •         Adult Poetry...
by Contributor on Sunday Oct 29 2017

The Province has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War by unveiling commemorative signage at the site of a former internment camp east of Hope.

“We can only grow as a society by recognizing our errors and learning from our past mistakes,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena. “Interpretive signage...

by Wayne Holmes on Sunday Oct 29 2017
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...

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