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by Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A cooking fire gone awry brought 19 firefighters to a Cedar Avenue home Sunday, according to Acting Captain Lee De Pellegrin of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

He said the call came in at 1:14 p.m. and crews arrived 1667 Cedar Avenue at 1:18 p.m., with the situation controlled at 1:40 p.m.

“(The) initial three-member crew found heavy smoke and fire conditions in the...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature.

The report titled Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships found that while arguments about the temperature are common across the province, five per cent of...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites will be dropping in to Okanagan Lake Park at this year’s festival.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and The SkyHawks have officially announced they will perform for one show only at PeachFest, thanks to the sponsorship of Peters Bros. Construction.

“As we are every time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds confirm their attendance at Peach...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 10 2019

Nelson Police said in a media release the local man reported missing was located Sunday,

Unfortunately, police must report the man was found deceased in the Nelson area. No further information is being released at this time until the family has been located and notified.

The cause of death is not considered suspicious at this time and the investigation has been turned over to the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Feb 09 2019

Local fire departments worked together to knock down a structure fire at the 2500 block of Granite Road Nelson Fire Rescue said in a media release Friday.

The fire, causing an estimated $350,000 in damage, was kept from breaching the main floor of the residence.

The 9-1-1 call came in a 11:48 p.m. Thursday. Crews arrived from Nelson Fire Rescue and Beasley and Blewett departments...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 08 2019

Late Thursday, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Premier John Horgan and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have issued the following statement to mark the start of a new reconciliation process: 

"The Office of the Wet’suwet’en and Province of British Columbia have committed to explore a path forward together, government-to-government, that...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 08 2019

As supporters of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s Gidimt’en clan continue to protest outside the Nelson constituent office of MLA Michelle Mungall, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources said the office will remain closed until further notice.

The decision comes after a protester chained herself to the front door of the Josephine Street location Monday following a meeting...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

First, let’s straighten out that “world of politics” reference; politicians do not, and should not feel entitled to, occupy some separate sphere from the rest of us on this planet. But in some ways, they seem to: politicians seem to have some special license, à la James bond, to kill – to kill truth with words.

The advertising industry’s self-created watch-dog organization, Ad...

by CBT on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of Chair while Jocelyn Carver, who joined the Board in 2018, has been appointed Vice-Chair.

“I am so pleased to be able to continue in the role of Chair and to work with Jocelyn in her new role in what promises to be a very busy year,” said Rick Jensen, Board Chair. “As the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Weather and climate aren’t the same. It’s one thing for people who spend little or no time learning about global warming to confuse the two, but when those we elect to represent us don’t know the difference, we’re in trouble.

For a U.S. president to tweet about what he referred to as “Global Waming” because parts of the country are experiencing severe winter conditions displays a...

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