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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 14 2018

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the Southern Interior of BC, including the Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake regions.

Environment Canada said a very intense cold front is forecast to move across the southwest interior Friday night, bringing south to southwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h into the evening.

“Most areas will see gusts to 70...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 13 2018

Avalanche Canada is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of day Sunday, December 16. The warning applies to the following forecast regions: Lizard Range and Flathead, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, North Rockies, South & North Columbia, Cariboos, Vancouver Island, Sea-to-Sky, South Coast, South Coast Inland and...

by CBT on Thursday Dec 13 2018

There are many ways to support a healthy and diverse environment, from restoring habitat to educating schoolchildren about ecosystems. Columbia Basin organizations will be taking on 29 projects like these with support from over $1 million in Environment Grants from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Our Environment Grants provide the flexibility to support a wide range of projects focused on...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The morning commute on Highway 3A west of Nelson was slowed Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident meters from Taghum Bridge.

At approximately 8 a.m., two vehicles collided near the bridge sending both drivers into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

RCMP attended the scene...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for 19 different Kootenay-area non-profit organizations and service clubs.

“Twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, our Community Foundation reviews and evaluates many inspiring grant applications for projects, programs and initiatives that will benefit current and future...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

From ECOJUSTICE; by Charles Hatt and Alan Andrews

As heatwaves and forest fires broke out across Canada last summer, Ecojustice analyzed the “climate state of play.” Now, we’re back with an...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Dec 10 2018

Cannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn’t include one important piece in that legislation:  expungement of the records of a half million Canadians with criminal records for simple possession of cannabis. 

These people are saddled with a criminal record for doing something that we now consider completely legal.  And a criminal record...

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...

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