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by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Oct 31 2020

It’s a beautiful, sunny Halloween day today, traditionally a very exciting occasion for kids of all ages – but this year, there’s maybe more to fear than ghosts and ghoulies  Covid-19 has forced us all to shake off the cobwebs and be a little more creative in ensuring the holiday is adequately eerie without be downright dangerous.

To that end, The Castlegar Source, the Trail Champion...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 30 2020

As people celebrate Halloween, Interior Health is urging the public to be cautious as BC moves through the second wave of COVID-19.

Interior Health said the rise in cases is reflected across B.C. and it is important everyone does their part to reduce the risk of further exposures in our communities.

“I join with Dr. Bonnie Henry in encouraging those of you who wish to celebrate...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 29 2020

Unfortunately, it’s something that even COVID-19 can’t stop it from happening — the Daylight Saving Time switch.

Sunday, at 2 a.m., British Columbians will fall back one hour, ending Daylight Saving Time.

The move back to Standard Time comes while the BC Government remains committed to implementing year-round Daylight Saving Time.

Last year, the province ‚ after 93 per...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 29 2020

Regrettably, Interior Health reported its third COVID-19 relate death in the region, President and CEO Susan Brown said in a media release Wednesday.

Brown said the person was a man in his 70s.

“Today (Wednesday), Interior Health reported the third COVID-19 related death in our region since the beginning of this challenging pandemic – a man in his 70s who died in hospital,” Brown...

by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Thursday Oct 29 2020

The assumptions underlying the federal government’s $12.6 billion commitment to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) no longer stand up in 2020, according to a new report from veteran earth scientist David Hughes.

Reassessment of Need for the...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Oct 28 2020

By Sean Spence, on The Conversation

In April 2020, the United Nation’s Secretary-General, António Guterres, addressed members of the Security Council by warning them that the COVID-19 pandemic could threaten global peace and...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have been living in a landscape defined by unknowns. This lack of certainty about how the world around us can change at any moment shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future.  

Dealing with the unknown is not something our modern society is used to or comfortable with. Over the centuries, we’ve whittled away at the things that once...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Oct 27 2020

Dropping Out

It is a dismal truth that democracy can die from lack of use, and the technologies of electronic communication and mental distraction now in use are potent foes of a self-governing, self-disciplining citizen. We might be amusing ourselves to the death of our own government.

Dropping out of political engagement is easy. I know I was pretty disengaged...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Oct 26 2020

The City of Castlegar wants the community’s input to prioritize potential actions on renewable energy priorities.

The City is asking residents to share thoughts on the draft West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan. The plan proposes a list of actions around transportation, energy efficiency, and diversion of organic...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 26 2020

Elections BC announced Monday that it estimates at least 52.4% of registered voters voted in the 2020 Provincial General Election.

In a media release, Elections BC said 670,324 voters voted in their electoral district during the advance voting period, and 546,877 voters voted on Election Day at their assigned voting place.

Elections BC said this is a preliminary estimate of voter...

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