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by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

During the summer, many Canadians long to experience the great outdoors but research shows fewer of us are doing so these days.  A recent survey commissioned by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) found that 87 per cent of respondents felt happier, healthier and more productive when connected to nature. But 74 per cent said it is simply easier to spend time indoors and 66 per cent said they...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

Coming soon, well maybe in a few years for West Kootenay Transit riders, to a BC Transit bus stop near you — a fully electric provincial fleet.

In a media release, BC Transit announced its pathway to a fully electric provincial fleet.

BC Transit said the low carbon fleet program aligns with the Province of BC’s CleanBC plan, supports provincial targets for greenhouse gas (GHG)...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jul 29 2019

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor said today that missing Castlegar woman Darilee Nolie was found, safe and sound, over the weekend in Calgary, and offered his thanks to the public for their assistance in finding her.

Previous coverage:

Castlegar RCMP are searching for a 57-year-old woman who ran away from the care of her group home.

Darilee Nolie...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jul 29 2019

Swiftwater Rescue technicians from Nelson and South Columbia Search and Rescue received some first-hand training after a man on a kayak was reported in distress late Saturday evening.

The call came into Nelson SAR 7:42 p.m. Saturday of a person in a boat experiencing trouble with their boat taking on water while crossing Kootenay Lake.

“We were called out by number of...

by Union of BC Indian Chiefs on Monday Jul 29 2019

Dated:  July 29, 2019: 

For over two decades the Tsilhqot’in have battled to keep Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from destroying Teẑtan Biny and Yanah Biny with TML’s plan to create an open pit mine on a place of profound cultural and spiritual significance. Both TML and TNG have filed injunctions in B.C. Supreme Court and are in court today and tomorrow.

In 2008 TML worked to advance...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jul 29 2019

The conversation around pipelines and oil sands in Canada has been so heated and polarized it’s difficult to sort hype from fact.  It’s often hard to have an informed conversation about the issue, let alone an informed debate.

On the one side we have people who are deeply concerned about the climate emergency facing us.  It is clear that continued expansion of the oilsands will make it...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 26 2019

Water activist Jessica Ogden escaped the wrath of the court system Thursday in Nelson when Madam Justice Jennifer Duncan tossed out a contempt of court charge on a technicality.

Odgen appeared in court after being arrested June 21 by RCMP for disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

However, after the arrest and before Thursday’s court hearing, Cooper Creek...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 26 2019

In a media release Friday, the BC Wildfire Service said effective at noon Pacific time on Monday, July 29, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, including the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

In the release the BC Wildfire Service said it is implementing this prohibition to...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jul 25 2019

Columbia River levels are going to increase roughly 1.4 feet over the next two days, according to Stakeholder Engagement Advisor Mary Anne Coules.

"We`re asking that people exercise extra caution and make safety their top priority when engaging in activity on or near the Columbia River," she said.

In a press release issued this morning, Coules explained the increases:

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by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 24 2019

The BC SPCA’s North Cariboo Branch in Prince George is hoping to find loving homes for the two kittens and seven adult cats found abandoned inside storage bins on a vacant property on Milburn Avenue earlier this month.

“These poor cats were trapped inside the plastic bins for days without food or water, breathing through air holes punched in the lid,” says Alex Schare, animal centre...

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