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by Charles Jeanes on Monday Oct 07 2019

The moment, the prospects, the significance

This is my second and final column on the federal election at hand.

I write this feeling very uncertain about what Canadians want from politics. I have just recently told a friend in a conversation about the election – one of many –  that I think conservatism in Canada is weak. But I wonder...

It is historical...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 07 2019

If you think you smell a rat in New Denver, you could be right.

The village in the heart of the Slocan Valley could be contending with a rodent problem, said village regional district representative and councillor Colin Moss in a report to the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors.

He said that the situation has gone beyond the ‘roof rats’ and black rats...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 06 2019

Western Pacific Marine Ltd, operators of the Kootenay Lake Ferry system, issued a media release Saturday explaining their side of the ongoing dispute that has caused service interruptions and that has seen regular sailings reduced to a few essential sailings per day during the past few weeks.

These disruptions has hampered the community on both sides of Kootenay Lake that...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 03 2019

There is a peaceful protest planned for Friday at the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals to raise awareness of the struggles by frequent users of the operation that binds the communities on the West and East shores of Kootenay Lake.

The group called Our Ferry Matters has planned a “peaceful gathering to draw attention to the importance of the ferry...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 03 2019

Plastics could be on the endangered species list for October in Nelson.

The city is considering legislation to declare October as a plastics free month, following up on a July city council resolution declaring October to be “Plastics Free Month” and directing city staff to take action to advance and promote the campaign with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce.

At the...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

On Wednesday, Oct. 2 and Thursday, Oct. 3, the City of Trail will be performing an annual inspection on the City of Trail’s decorative lights that are installed on the arches of the Victoria Street Bridge. The inspection will start at 7 a.m. on both days.

Due to the nature of this work, the City of Trail will be required to close one side of the bridge at a time as they advance through...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

Southern BC has lost all or most of its formerly numerous wild mountain caribou. Populations are crashing in the BC central interior as well. The Western Canada Wilderness Committee points out that they ...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

Winter conditions are making driving dangerous on our mountain passes, especially for anyone without good snow tires.  At least one driver has already discovered that his tires were not up to the conditions: on September 29, near the Paulson Summit, a two-wheel drive car travelling in the slow  lane encountered heavy slush, was unable to maintain traction, slid off the road...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 02 2019

September 2019 was a month that began like summer but concluded like winter, Ron Lakeman Meteorologist for the Southeast Fire Centre said in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said warm weather, busting out to a high of 32.2 C on the first day of September, dropped to a chilling 0.2 C in the early morning of September 30th.

Dominating the middle of September was...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 30 2019

In a media release Monday, Interior Health announced that two new physicians are joining the local health care team at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC) in New Denver.

Interior Health said that Dr. Svet Gueordjev and Dr. Sean Wachtel will start seeing patients as of Tuesday, October 1, joining long-time New Denver physician Dr. Chuck Burkholder in providing local primary care...

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