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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Friday Oct 27 2017

By Alex Hemingway, CCPA-BC’s Public Finance Policy Analyst

After analyzing the numbers, it’s clear that BC can make significant reinvestments in critical public services that British Columbians depend upon and want. 

Investments are urgently needed in universal, affordable, high-quality child care, in affordable housing, on climate action commitments...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Startup Canada, a grassroots entrepreneurship movement, is beginning to make in-roads right here in Nelson.

And organizer Rose Hoeher is optimistic the movement will continue to grow as local entrepreneurs come out of the woodwork to find out about the amazing opportunities of the national social enterprise.

Hoeher, who helped start the Nelson chapter back in the spring, was...

by Michael Jessen on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Pollution costs and kills.

That is the concise conclusion of The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. The Lancet is one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals.

In a 51-...

by Diane Kalen-Sukra on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The Village of Salmo is pleased to have been formally recognized as an Age-Friendly Community by the BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Executive Director of the BC Healthy Communities Society Jodi Mucha. This provincial recognition includes a framed poster to hang in the Village office and a $1,000 grant.

“This recognition acknowledges the steps Salmo has taken to engage seniors in...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

The City of Castlegar will be performing water system maintenance work. Due to this maintenance work, the City of Castlegar’s main water supply will be shut down for one night starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2,  until 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. This planned maintenance work is taking place to ensure the reliability of the City’s water system.

Due to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

“We are extremely excited about the new centreand are grateful to the provincial government, the Columbia Basin Trust, the City of Castlegar and all the generous animal...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Local RCMP would like to remind the public that Halloween is a fun time of the year.

However, if not done safely, the fun time can lead to some scary problems.

Here are a few Road Safety Tips:

  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
  • Walk, don’t run.
  • Stay on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the...
by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

Health Minister Adrian Dix announced today that the Province is initiating the process to create a standalone bargaining unit for the Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia (CUPE Local 873) ― the union representing the more than 3,600 paramedics and dispatchers in British Columbia.

A standalone bargaining unit would provide members of CUPE Local 873 the opportunity to integrate...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to join one day.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 23 2017

The British Columbia government is providing $100,000 so the Town of Golden can move forward with a new access option after the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River was closed to the whitewater-rafting industry, Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, announced today.

The funding is part of more than $10.1 million being awarded...

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