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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 07 2019

Extinction Rebellion:  the movement is defined in Wikipedia as “a socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and non-violent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.  I think that line misses the mark in an important way:...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

A female driver escaped serious injury Tuesday morning when the vehicle she was driving left the road before colliding with a power pole RCMP said in an emailed statement.

The accident, on Highway 3A/6 near Sentinel Road, happened at approximately in the late morning when a Honda make vehicle left the road and hit a telephone pole. The collision shattered the pole, bringing down...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief after the BC Appeal Court upheld a provincial government decision that Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.

Two of three BC Appeal Court Judges ruled that a decision by the Ministry of Environment four years ago was valid.

The Ministry concluded that...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

With the recent evacuation alert issued for those near the Eagle Bluff wildfire, Green Party candidate Tara Howse expresses her concerns and well-wishes to those families affected and considers the role of the federal government to address the roots of these events: climate change and energy production.

“By 2030, it is estimated that there will be a 25% increase in wildfire activity in...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

From renowned marine biologist Daniel Pauly, a fascinating analysis of our collapsed global fisheries and a revolutionary vision for their future; courtesy of The Narwhal

This is an excerpt adapted with permission of the publisher from the book Vanishing Fish...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Janelle Mann is the fourth recipient of KCDS’s Bev Lapointe Memorial scholarship for Women in Trades.

Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) is pleased to announce that Janelle Mann of Trail is the fourth recipient of a scholarship in memory of founding KCDS Board Chair Bev LaPointe. The scholarship offers $2000 for a full time or part time female student in the trades and is...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 02 2019

BC Wildfire helicopters and North Shore Fire Department crews attended the scene of a fire north of Nelson on the mountainside above Highway 3A approximately two to three kilometers from the Big Orange Bridge.

BC Wildfire Service said reports the fire started after a tree hit the power line. 

There was a severe gust of wind over the Nelson area at approximately 3 p.m. A...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 02 2019

Story by Jas Baweja

Staff were buzzing with energy early July when they walked in to work to find bunches of bees gathered on the grounds at Brilliant Dam, a power generation facility owned by Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, and operated by FortisBC. 

While the bees were minding their own business, they did present a serious safety concern to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Following two years of hot, dry weather to begin summer holidays, July returned to relatively cool, showery month said Ron Lakeman, meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said July averaged out to be near normal as far as the total amount of rain and the mean monthly temperature.

“The average daily high temperature was 1 (one) degree...

by BC Hydro on Thursday Aug 01 2019

B.C. Hydro is informing the public of a decrease in water levels this weekend of roughly 3.5 feet, according to spokesperson Mary Anne Coules.

Coules said the change is a result of discharge rates from the Arrow Lakes Reservoir, and advised people to use caution when spending time in or around the Columbia River....

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