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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Monday Nov 11 2019

In Canada between 2011 and 2018 the fossil fuel industry was one of the most active industry groups lobbying the federal government with over six contacts per working day made with government officials.

During this period, the intensity of lobbying increased when salient policy issues — like the Environmental Assessment Act — arose or when there were big stakes for industry...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 07 2019

Nelson Fire Rescue said the cause of the fire Wednesday in the pool area at the Villa Motel, meters north of the Big Orange Bridge, does not appear to be suspicious but remains under investigation.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson Fire Rescue said it was all hands of deck with assistance require from neighbouring Regional District of Central Kootenay Fire Departments, to extinguish...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 07 2019

People in Nelson will have the opportunity to participate in a consultation meeting to discuss the development of accessibility legislation for British Columbia the province said in a media release.

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, will host an in-person session on Thursday, November 14th at the Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Nov 07 2019

What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at...

by Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming funding to provide greater access to low and no-cost mental health and substance use supports in the Kootenays.

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society based in Castlegar is receiving a grant to add additional hours of direct services, including individual and group counselling, and support for Elders. Grants...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Trail City Council has approved in principle to include “Jason Bay Field” at Butler Park, per the request of a local coalition comprised of Trail baseball and sports enthusiasts. The group, spearheaded by longtime Trail baseball coach and high school teacher Luigi (Lou) DeRosa, has expressed the importance of acknowledging the successes of Trail native Jason Bay who successfully played...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

A city street sweeper mysteriously burst into flames yesterday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 5, at 9:58 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP assisted Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Department after a City of Trail street sweeper caught on fire while travelling on Hwy 22 toward Rossland (Rossland Hill),” Wicentowich said. “...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Yvonne Moore, born May 18, 1938,  passed away unexpectedly October 30 2019.

Yvonne was a lifetime resident of Trail. Yvonne had an enjoyment of living and always saw the positive in every situation.

Yvonne never stopped learning, loved playing scrabble and adored reading a good book. She became computer literate when she was in her 70s.

She was most proud of her three...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

By Paloma Raggo, for The Conversation

Whistleblowers put their careers, and sometimes their safety, on the line to protect democratic ideals and the public interest.

Canada, like its southern neighbour, is not immune to whistleblowing controversies at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.

The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main...

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