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by Letters to the editor on Friday Jan 04 2019

Dear Editor:  We just had a direct democracy referendum on the issue of electoral reform.
How much more democractic (the will of the people)  can  we get.  The issuewas decided by the plebians  not the aristocracy, not judges, not political parties and not politicians.
There is no way the Canadian people are going to have electoral reform pushed down their throats by a judge.   ...

by Dick Cannings MP on Friday Jan 04 2019

In this coldest time of the year, we often think of the people in our area who are homeless.  Some have ended up on the streets and in rough camps because of mental health issues, addictions, or a combination of the two.  Some are children fleeing abusive parents or women fleeing abusive spouses; others have become disabled.  And many have ended up homeless simply because they lost their job,...

by Dan Kraus on Thursday Jan 03 2019

For the first time in human history, our environmental impacts are happening at a scale that is affecting all life on Earth. The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that time may be running out for effective action on climate change. Our list of globallythreatened wildlife has grown to...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jan 03 2019

A fire Wednesday evening did thousands of dollars of damage to the building but no one was injured in the blaze, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Glen Gallamore.

A press release issued by Cpt. Grant Tyson indicated the call came in at 8:58 p.m. Wednesday, and crews were on scene by 9:02 p.m.

"Firefighters were met with heavy fire on the outside of the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 03 2019

The owners of Castlegar’s Speedy Glass are holding a fun family event this Saturday to give back to the community as well as to fundraise for a local, volunteer-driven tourism destination.

Speedy Glass co-owner Stephanie Syme said their Third Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Salmo Ski Hill gives back to the community in two ways: first, skiers are only asked to pay $5 for a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 03 2019

The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services said the month of December was unseasonably mild and seasonably wet. 

“The mean monthly temperature was two degrees milder than normal,” said a media release by the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services. “The total amount of precipitation was 100% of normal.” 

This coming after the first eight days of December that were dry and...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 02 2019

Environment Canada has lifted its Snowfall Warning after the Pacific frontal system moved through the Southern Interior and now into Alberta.

Drivers are urged to proceed on highways with caution as road crews clean up the slushy snow that accumulated overnight.

ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 02 2019

Canadians have not managed to forge a route to electoral reform yet, federally or provincially – despite at least 17 reports over the years, starting in 1923, all of which have recommended some form of proportional representation.  For a list, with brief explanations and the outcomes, click this link...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 02 2019

Kootenay Boundary residents should sit down before opening mail in the next few days.

That’s because Kootenay Columbia 2019 Property Assessments are expected to be delivered by Canada Post over the next few days with, of course, an increase.

Deputy Assessor Ramaish Shah said in a media release that owners of more than 144,000 properties throughout the region can expect to...

by Dermod Travis on Monday Dec 31 2018

It's that time of year again -- to propose a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political class and this year there's a bit of a theme to the resolutions: transparency. No ill can come from it and it will fit into most holiday budgets to boot.

First up: allow individuals who are the subject of an inquiry, or investigation, to have the right to waive their right to privacy and thereby...

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