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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Humanity seems to be teetering on the brink. On one hand, we know that rapidly shifting from coal, oil and gas to renewable energy, along with protecting and restoring carbon sinks like forests and wetlands, will go a long way to slowing the worsening impacts of climate disruption. We know that women’s rights, family planning services, access to birth control and education are the best ways to...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

The Province is strengthening its ambulance system with the largest hiring push in B.C.'s history in rural and remote locations.

In October, 24 ambulance stations will be converted from on-call paramedic staffing to 24/7 stations with eight full-time paramedics. This follows through and expands the commitment made when the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) action plan was announced...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

Game on.

The city has approved a proposal by the Nelson Hoops Association to construct a regulation-sized basketball court at Lakeside Park, over 10 years after a similar proposal by two enterprising young men was denied by the council of the day.

As well, the city approved an in-kind contribution of up to $7,500 to cover city staff time and material for the work associated with...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

On September 12, 2021, at 4:13 p.m. Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report about two hikers, a 51-year-old and 59-year-old Trail woman, possibly stranded on the Old Glory Trail, in Rossland.

A frontline Trail RCMP officer contacted Rossland Search and Rescue who took action and located the pair by helicopter. Rossland SAR volunteers were dropped off near the two hikers and...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

Monday afternoon in Nelson, the grassroots group Last Stand West Kootenays kept up its fight against the logging of old-growth forests in the province with a non-violent protest outside the office of MLA for Nelson-Creston, Brittny Anderson.

The protest was one of several organized across the province, including in Nanaimo and Vancouver, in solidarity with the nearly one thousand people...

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Sep 13 2021

Interior Health is updating COVID-19 regional medical health officer orders to make it possible for larger events to go ahead in the Interior, as long as participants show proof of full vaccination.

“Thank you to everyone across the Interior who continues to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

“However, we can’t let our guard...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

Arrests will be made if people insist on ‘flaunting the current health directions’ regarding COVID-19 restrictions, the city’s chief constable has declared.

Donovan Fisher said Monday that, although they respect everyone’s right to choose, people who ignore the requirements for businesses to check for vaccinations will be arrested...

by Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 13 2021

“We can envisage a world that is different but in order to bring it into being, we must take action.” – Alastair McIntosh

Activism comes in all sizes, shapes, and at all ages.

Greta Thunberg was only eight when she first learned about the climate crisis.

As a 15-year-old, her concern about...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 13 2021

It was a happy mistake for Clarence Wilkie’s wife, who mistook his $150,000 win from a ...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

An ongoing wildfire risk reduction project on 70 hectares of forest just outside of the city is reducing the threat of fire inside the city, according to a regional district official.

Joel Hamilton said the Selous Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction project — for a price tag of $580,340 — was to offer planning and treatment of the forest immediately adjacent Nelson city limits, the city’s...

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