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by Timothy Schafer on Friday Dec 07 2018

The newest edition of city council put its stamp on the cultural landscape of Nelson when, in its first regular meeting of the new term, agreed to exempt cannabis retail store applications from being deducted points for continuing to operate without a valid business licence.

Council exempted Leaf Cross, Kootenay’s Medicine Tree and Nelson Potorium from being penalized since the...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 06 2018

The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.

“The low-carbon economy we build together will bring opportunities and jobs throughout the province, so people can live and work with greater security in the communities they call home,” said...

by Llora McTeer on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Cadets from 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadets took time from their regular training on Tuesday evening to write Christmas cards to deployed Canadian Armed Forces members who won’t make it home for Christmas this year.

The Sea Cadets were able to send out 20 cards using the Morale Mail program, which sends mail to any Canadian Armed Forces...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Grand Forks to receive funds for a new pumper truck, the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association giving information about a lack of land base for timber harvesting and continuation of the Wood Stove Exchange Program were just some of the items on the agenda during the recent board meeting of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) held in November.

New pumper for...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 05 2018

When faced with conclusive evidence of a major threat to citizens, a true leader would do everything possible to confront it. So, what was the U.S. president’s reaction to a U.S. scientific report compiled by more than 300 scientists and endorsed by a dozen different agencies, including NASA, NOAA and the defence department, that warned climate change poses a dire threat to the American...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 05 2018

By Anna Johnston, Staff Lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law

There has been a rash of complaints lately about efforts to strengthen and streamline federal decision-making on projects that affect the environment through...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson is about to see more discussion around the water cooler after the Royal Canadian Legion, Nelson Branch 51 announced the decision to sell the building at 402 Victoria Street to Mulberry Holdings.

The decision to proceed with the sale to Malberry Holdings principal owner Greg Malpass followed a special meeting of Nelson Branch 51 membership Sunday...

by Dr Amanda Chay ND on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

Did you know 43% of men and 55% of women in Canada have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep1?  Did you also know that your body repairs itself during sleep and having poor sleep health can increase your risk of serious conditions such as cardiovascular disease or less serious problems such as increased wrinkles?

I see patients with insomnia ever day, and from...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

RCMP said the first weekend of December has proved deadly on British Columbia highways, resulting in a number of fatalities.

Chetwynd RCMP attended a single vehicle fatal collision 

Thursday, November 29, 2018 Chetwynd RCMP attended a fatal collision on Highway 29 near Jackfish Lake Road. Upon arrival it was determined that a Ford F150 pickup with two male...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

There was more rain than snow in November said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly weather synopsis.

Ellis said milder than average temperatures meant that the bulk of the month's precipitation fell as rain and we received 6 percent more rain than usual but less than half of the normal amount of snow.  “Bare ground at the end of the month...

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