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by City of Trail on Wednesday Oct 21 2020

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce it has received a generous donation of $23,500 USD from the Murphy Family Foundation towards the Gyro Park Playground Project. The project is currently under construction and includes new playground equipment offering a high level of inclusive play for all children. The equipment is intended to engage sensory systems while building motor,...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 21 2020

As part of its winter preparations, the City of Castlegar is 'bringing down the bump' on Columbia Avenue Thursday, so motorists shoould plan for delays, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

"On Thursday, Oct. 22, residents can expect delays when travelling along north Columbia Avenue," the release said.."Traffic will be single lane, alternating, from 6 a.m. to 7...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

Monday, near Tofino, marked 10 years since the tragic loss of two on-duty BC ambulance paramedics.

On October 19, 2010, Jo-Ann Fuller and Ivan Polivka were driving back to their station in Tofino after dropping a patient off in Port Alberni when their ambulance plunged down a cliff into Kennedy Lake and claimed both of their lives. They are the ninth and tenth ambulance paramedics in BC...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

In its throne speech, the federal government committed to exceed Canada’s 2030 climate targets. The need for new, more ambitious targets and a plan to meet them couldn’t be more urgent. The UN’s annual “Emissions Gap Report 2019” found Earth is headed toward 3.2 C warming based on current and estimated emissions trends — a scenario one expert described as “terrifying.” The report called on...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

Material contributed by “Stop the Spray BC

When a forest regrows after logging or fires, it can be and should be a paradise for wildlife including bees, moose, birds, and beavers, with a large selection of food including fireweed, poplar (aspen), birch, willow, grasses, berries and many other plants that are necessary for  wildlife.  ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 20 2020

Even though they are under the voting age, tens of thousands of elementary and high school students from throughout British Columbia, including students in Kootenay Lake, Boundary and Kootenay-Columbia, will have an opportunity to consider the future direction of the province and vote for the official candidates running in the general election.

Student Vote is an authentic learning...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Oct 19 2020

The West, the Rest, the Best?

Other cultural paths have their democratic elements no doubt, but it is the West that has come to lay the foundation of a global economy, and of a global order in the UN and World Court. This world is a community where the lingering effects of the great age of Euro-American imperial, colonial, capitalist domination are still potent.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 16 2020

In the daily COVID-19 media release Friday, Interior Health said the authority is investigating a cluster of cases of associated with the main Tim Hortons at 3340 River Ranch Road in Merritt.

Interior Health said as a result of the cluster, the owner has voluntarily closed the restaurant. Interior Health said it appreciates Tim Hortons efforts and co-operation in managing this situation...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Oct 16 2020

On Oct.15, at approximately 12:40 p.m., officers from the Community-Industry Response Group (C-IRG), Division Liaison Team (DLT), and Kamloops RCMP responded to a report that a number of demonstrators had gathered at a Trans Mountain (TMX) drill site on Mission Flats Road in Kamloops, and were blocking work trucks from driving through the facility gate.

DLT officers attempted to engage...

by Contributor on Friday Oct 16 2020

The Castlegar Air Cadets are asking for the public’s help after water was discovered leaking through the roof at their headquarters at the Kiwanis Community Hall this October.

While making their normal weekly check on the building, members of the Sponsoring Committee noticed puddles of water on the main floor which has resulted in water damage. Water damage that will require significant...

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