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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Tales of the Trails: up in the new Lepsoe Basin cabin, there was – and should still be – a copy of a slim volume of ditties penned by “The Convert,” real name John Forrest, who described himself as “an old retired Red Mountain ski patroller and downhill fanatic now addicted to tall tales and the companionship of old guys. (Real old guys.)”...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Global warming isn’t a partisan issue — or it shouldn’t be. The many experts issuing dire warnings about the implications of climate disruption work under political systems ranging from liberal democracies to autocratic dictatorships, for institutions including the U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, International...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

Introduction: last year of our Second twenty-first-century Decade (!)

Year-end and year-start reviews can be an occasion for melancholy or celebration, and yet I personally feel neither. Mostly I feel astounded to find myself 19 years into the twenty-first century, and the third millennium, when it seems not so long ago that the pregnant year 2000 was sprung upon us....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

It might be a stretch, but grassroots group is pushing ahead in an attempt to stop anymore logging slated for the mountainside above the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Cottonwood Lake Park located 10 kilometers south of Nelson on Highway 6.

The recently formed Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society is urgently working towards a major grant deadline of January 17th and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

The Heritage City joined hands with more than 50 cities across Canada, including Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria, and around the world to rally in support of the Wet’suwet’en defending their unceded lands from unwanted fracked gas development.

Monday, in a camp located near Houston, BC, RCMP moved into a blockade to enforce a court injunction, arresting 14 people including...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 07 2019

RCMP is reporting a string of fatal traffic accidents as drivers begin traveling highways in the province the New Year.

In a media report Monday, just seven days into 2019, RCMP said there have been four major accidents involving fatalities stretching from Field and Fernie in the eastern part of the province to Vernon and to Richmond on the Lower Mainland.

“Police would like to...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jan 07 2019

We’ve heard a lot in the news lately about the challenges facing the oil sector, but much less about the serious problems confronting another natural resource industry—forestry.

Two years ago, the United States placed significant import tariffs on softwood lumber.  Those illegal tariffs are still in place, yet we hear almost nothing in the news about efforts to remove them or the...

by Contributor on Monday Jan 07 2019

WildSight and Yellowstone to Yukon are combining to host a unique multimedia tour featuring David Moskowitz, author of Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope Jan. 16-19th in Eastern BC, illuminating the critically threatened world of the mountain caribou.

The Nelson stop is January 16, at 7 p.m. in the Adventure Hotel.

David Moskowitz is an expert wildlife tracker,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 06 2019

Julien Locke of Nelson kicked off the 2019 Cross-Country Ski season in style after recently capturing the men’s Classic Sprint Title at the 2019 U.S. Cross-Country Ski Nationals in Craftsbury, Vermont.

Locke, a graduate of the Nelson Nordic Ski Club and now member of the Canadian National Ski Team, edged out Ben Saxton and Logan Hanneman of the United States to claim the Sprint Title....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 06 2019

Kootenay Lake Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2019 on Thursday, January 3, when Indie Rain was born to proud parents, mother Sage Laboucan and father Blue Netherelift of Slocan City and older brother Seth.

Indie Rain arrived a healthy seven pounds, 10 ounces.

However, the New Year’s Baby for the West Kootenay, and Heritage City, busted onto the scene almost 90 minutes earlier...

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