This past year, my staff and I had the privilege of assisting constituents faced with federal bureaucratic problems – unfair treatment, misinterpretations or just plain despair at not seeing any hope in their particular plight.
Pump prices played a big role in putting annual inflation at 2.4 per cent in December, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
That’s higher than the two per cent rate recorded in the last two months.
Higher gasoline prices were cited as the main reason for the growth in inflation last month — they were up 13 per cent from December one year ago.
I know I said my next post was going to be some reviews, but I haven’t quite had time to pull that one together, with all my fitness classes up and on the go now, and my experimentation in the kitchen being semi-out of control. The review post will come up soon, hopefully in the next week, but just to keep you interested, here’s some sneak peak information on what I’ll be covering.
The Nelson Disc Golf Society (NDGS) received some major financial support from the Nelson District Credit Union to install a proposed disc golf course (also known as Frisbee golf) in uphill Nelson.
The Douglas fir is one of the most recognizable and common trees in the Pacific Northwest, but do you know who it’s named after? Spokane-based naturalist and author, Jack Nisbet, does!
Highway 3A was closed for nearly seven hours as a natural gas pipeline was punctured at 13 Mile on the North Shore Monday.
A power line contractor working on the North Shore for Nelson Hydro made contact with and punctured a six-inch natural gas pipeline while digging a pole hole at approximately 4:10 p.m. Monday afternoon near Long Beach.
Extreme avalanche conditions, blowing snow and freezing rain are hampering highway travel and have closed Highway 31A near New Denver until further notice.
"The economy is a subsidiary of the ecosystem...The only place where the environment and economy are separated is in the human mind."
- Dr. William Rees, UBC Professor, Founder of the 'Eco-footprint' concept