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by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 19 2020

The Society for the Protection and Care of Seniors (SPCS) held their annual Lost Services Vigil at the base of the hill to KBRH on Tuesday, February 18th. This vigil commemorates events in 2006, when the Albo family found no care bed available locally and Frances Albo was separated from her husband andwas transferred to Grand Forks, only to die, alone, two days later.

SPCS maintains...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 18 2020

Island Scallops on Vancouver Island has relied on stable ocean conditions since 1989. But CEO Rob Saunders says those started changing a little over a decade ago. Measurements showed dropping pH levels, indicating increased acidity. “We started to notice our larvae weren't swimming very well; they weren't feeding. They were dying at a tremendous rate,” he says.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 18 2020

An Interior Health medical health officer encourages all illicit drug users to have their drugs tested after two people died following drug overdoses Sunday in Nelson.

Interior Health said in an emailed statement Monday, the authority does not have sufficient information to tell the public what specific drug circulating in the Nelson area may be contaminated.

“We have seen...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Feb 17 2020

“History’s so strong...”    Red Hot Chili Peppers

“The human race just kept rollin’ on...”   Neil Young

You can’t outrun the history train.”    Paul Simon

“History doesn’t repeat itself. People do.”    Voltaire

“You and your history, won’t rule me.”    The Who

History is made to seem unfair.”    R. E. M...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 14 2020

Cannabis culture can now be officially included in the Railtown culture.

The city has approved a zoning amendment bylaw to allow cannabis micro processing in both the mixed-use commercial and residential zone (MU3) and the waterfront mixed-use commercial and industrial zone (MU4) in the city’s west end.

The community response with regard to the added cannabis processing use has...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 14 2020

A small group of people supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs push to stop a natural gas pipeline from crossing their territory in northern BC continued to occupy the Bank of Montreal branch in Nelson for the second consecutive night Thursday.

The occupation came after a rally march through downtown Nelson Wednesday morning, which ended outside the bank at 298 Baker...

by CBT on Thursday Feb 13 2020

Many people in the Columbia Basin must travel far to obtain medical care. For help getting to these appointments, those in financial need often rely on Hope Air. Now, this important service will continue its work in the region with a three-year commitment of $165,000 from Columbia Basin Trust.                                                        

“We’re pleased to partner with Hope...

by CBT on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

While the ground remains snowy, communities throughout the Columbia Basin are thinking ahead to how they can reduce the risks of wildfires. Several projects will be helping to keep people and places safer with over $1 million from Columbia Basin Trust’s...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Wednesday, Nelson joined many other locations across Canada in protesting arrests of people participating in a blockade of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.

More than 100 protesters gathered at the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, marched through the downtown core, before concluding outside the Bank...

by BC Hydro on Wednesday Feb 12 2020

Over a quarter of British Columbians in a serious relationship prefer to stay home on their smartphone instead of going out for Valentine’s Day with their partner, finds a new survey1 commissioned on behalf of BC Hydro.

In fact, the majority of British Columbians surveyed plan to stay in and watch TV instead of going out on a date for Valentine’s Day. And, of those that plan to stay in...

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