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by Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

A new way of using GPS tracking data will help minimize interactions between a herd of caribou and snowmobilers in the British Columbia Interior.

By tracking the herd's location using data transmitted by GPS collars worn by some of the caribou in the Central Selkirk herd, provincial biologists can now keep some parts of the Central Selkirk Snowmobile Management Area closed to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 05 2019

November lacked its usual share of precipitation due to a ridge of high pressure early in the month and a drier upper flow later in the month said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster in the monthly weather synopsis.

“No temperature or precipitation records were broken this month,” Ellis said. “The mean monthly temperature was a half degree warmer than average.”

Ellis said a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

The driver of a logging truck was taken to hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries following a single-vehicle accident on the Kootenay Pass Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened on Highway 3, a few kilometers west of the Kootenay Pass Summit, when the empty logging truck lost control on slushy roads after passing a YRB (Yellowhead Road & Bridge) plow...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Researchers at Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph are forecasting that food prices for Canadian families will rise between two to four percent in 2020.

The forecast comes in the 10th annual edition of Canada’s Food Price Report...

by The Narwhal on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal

Behind the sheen of its CleanBC program, the province holds back hydro power to instead import cheap electricity from 12 states including Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Montana which generate 55 to 90 per cent of their power from coal

British Columbians naturally assume they’re using clean...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

On Sunday I returned to Ottawa to prepare for the opening of the 43rd Parliament. Last week I was given my shadow cabinet roles—critic for Natural Resources and deputy critic for Transport.  I was the critic for Natural Resources for the last four years so know that file well, and issues of transport intersect natural resources in many ways.

On Monday I met with a diverse...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Well, Old Man Winter finally arrived.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall Wednesday for some parts of the Boundary and most of the West Kootenay region, including Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — with total accumulation of about 20 cm.

“Heavy snow continues today,” the Environment Canada website said. “A further 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall before ending...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 03 2019

The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said in a media release that a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) locomotive engineer died Monday night in an accident at the company’s rail yard in Port Coquitlam, BC.

The TCRC said this is the tenth member to die on the job in 24 months. The victim was a 56-year-old father with 32 years of service. The circumstances surrounding the accident are unclear...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 03 2019

UPDATED DECEMBER 4, 2019, 9:30 pm

There are always changes going on in Rossland Range Recreation Site – whether it’s more logging by Atco, or volunteers improving cabins, or replacing of old cabins with newer cabins, or thinning or glading, or doing FireSmart work to reduce fire hazard, or filling woodsheds with firewood for the winter season … and more.  Here are the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 02 2019

A heater in the pool area has been determined as the cause, and origin, of a fire in early November at the Villa Motel near the North Shore entrance to the Big Orange Bridge on Highway 3A said Nelson Fire Rescue in a media release Monday.

Located at 644 Highway 3A, the fire, which was...

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