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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 30 2019

People living on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake woke up Monday to more disruption of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

DriveBC is reporting the Kootenay Lake Ferry would be out of service from 6:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Monday, except for esstential service sailings at 6:30 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. from Balfour and 7: 10 a.m. and 9 a.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

Priority is given to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 29 2019

Come one. Come All. To the 7th Annual Green Home and Energy Show, set for Wednesday, October 2 at the Prestige Lakeside Resort Hotel in Nelson.

Sponsored by Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave Program and the West Kootenay EcoSociety,  the annual trade show event that features both green and sustainable options for building, renovating, and transportation. The theme of this year’s show is zero waste...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Sep 27 2019

A legal grow-op went up in smoke this morning, after a house fire in the 1400 Block of Neilson Street in Trail this morning.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 8:37 a.m., and nine Trail and three Warfield firefighters arrived on scene by 8:43 a.m.

“Station 374 responded to a report of smoke coming from (the) roof area of 1451...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 26 2019

Thank you, Mother Nature.

Environment Canada said an upper level disturbance has moved from coastal BC south into Washington State bringing a colder airmass to the interior.

The snow level is near 1000 metres this morning bringing the white stuff to many of the southern interior highway passes, including Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass sections of Highway 3.
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by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Last night, the City of Castlegar accepted the UBCM Community Excellence Award in Sustainability for its Columbia Avenue Complete Streets Project.

These awards are given to projects/programs that incorporate a long-term sustainability lens by considering cultural, social, economic and environmental issues in planning, policy and practice.

The $8-million Columbia Avenue Complete...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 25 2019

Tackling climate change means purging privilege from politics

Our national political arena often seems dominated by unproductive partisan potshots and misplaced accountability, with corporate interests prioritized over people’s.

Behind the noisy partisan sniping, a quiet majority — 70 to 75 per cent of Canadians — is largely disengaged from politics, according to...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Sep 24 2019

An initial courtroom defeat in the fight against logging in an Argenta/Johnson’s Landing watershed has instead moved the protest from the logging roads of north Kootenay Lake to the roads of the internet.

The protest camp, Camp Caribou, set up this summer by Brock Snyder and Mick Grabowski on the Salisbury Forest Service Road in Argenta, was used to call attention to Cooper Creek Cedar’...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 23 2019

Greta Thunberg’s speech to the  UN was transcribed.  Here is the full text.  For the full effect, though, listen to her speech at this link:  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYqtXR8iPlE

In response to the question, “What’s your message to world leaders today?” Thunberg...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 23 2019

Most of us have heard about the student exchange program operated by Rotary International, for students from 15 to 19.  Now, Rossland is the North American headquarters for another long-established student exchange program:  En Famile International is designed for students as young as 9, up to age 16.

En Famille is a not-for-profit organization that has been operating...

by Sara Golling on Monday Sep 23 2019

Current and anticipatory grief

The reality of the continuing extinction of many so species is profoundly upsetting.  Readers may wonder why old people should care.  For example, I’ll be dead in a few years myself;  it will be up to others to live their lives diminished by the loss of caribou...

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