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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 11 2019

Taxes – who wants to think about taxes at this time of year?  Can’t we put it off for a few months?

Relax – this isn’t about doing the dreaded tax return.  It’s about trends in taxation, and what they achieve.  Or not. And what voters can do about it.  Besides, it can take your mind off the stress of the holiday...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 11 2019

A Kootenay man, environmental consultant Michael Keefer who lives in Rossland and Cranbrook, was invited to go to Uzbekistan for a conference on solutions to the Aralkum Desert problem.  While there, he toured the area and took many hundreds of pictures.  When I sat down...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Dec 09 2019

The story of Mercer Celgar is a growing concern — in a good way.

One of the region’s largest employers is looking to spread its story about the work it is accomplishing in its West Kootenay-based operation — located at the bottom of the Arrow Lakes water system — in order to grow its green energy ideas.

The pulp mill is becoming more than just another mill, explained Bill...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

In a media release Friday afternoon, Interior Health said it has been notified of recent DAS Health Canada lab findings that have cause for concern in the City of Grand Forks.

The IH release said:

  • Sample was received by DAS labs with CDN 80 markings and contained AB-FUBINACA, fentanyl, cocaine and acetylfentanyl (see attached poster)
  • ...
by Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

Rossland-based crowdsourcing intelligence platform, Thoughtexchange, announced on December 5, 2019, that it has secured a $20M Series B financing in an oversubscribed round led by Information Venture Partners (Toronto) with participation from existing investor Yaletown Partners (Vancouver) and new investor Voyager Capital (Seattle). 

The financing comes as...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

"The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it.” That’s a quote from David Suzuki, who is coming to Trail on May 1, 2020 to speak at a public event at the Trail Memorial Centre.


An evening with David Suzuki - Human impact on our environment will feature his observations about our collective impact on the...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

A new way of using GPS tracking data will help minimize interactions between a herd of caribou and snowmobilers in the British Columbia Interior.

By tracking the herd's location using data transmitted by GPS collars worn by some of the caribou in the Central Selkirk herd, provincial biologists can now keep some parts of the Central Selkirk Snowmobile Management Area closed to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 05 2019

November lacked its usual share of precipitation due to a ridge of high pressure early in the month and a drier upper flow later in the month said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster in the monthly weather synopsis.

“No temperature or precipitation records were broken this month,” Ellis said. “The mean monthly temperature was a half degree warmer than average.”

Ellis said a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

The driver of a logging truck was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle accident on the Kootenay Pass Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened on Highway 3, a few kilometers west of the Kootenay Pass Summit, when the empty logging truck lost control on slushy roads after passing a YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) plow...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph are forecasting that food prices for Canadian families will rise between two to four percent in 2020.

The forecast comes in the 10th annual edition of Canada’s Food Price Report...

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