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by City of Castlegar on Monday Oct 26 2020

The City of Castlegar wants the community’s input to prioritize potential actions on renewable energy priorities.

The City is asking residents to share thoughts on the draft West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy Plan. The plan proposes a list of actions around transportation, energy efficiency, and diversion of organic...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 26 2020

Elections BC announced Monday that it estimates at least 52.4% of registered voters voted in the 2020 Provincial General Election.

In a media release, Elections BC said 670,324 voters voted in their electoral district during the advance voting period, and 546,877 voters voted on Election Day at their assigned voting place.

Elections BC said this is a preliminary estimate of voter...

by The Conversation on Monday Oct 26 2020

By Victoria Wagner, Christopher Fernandez-Prada, and Martin Olivier, from The Conversation

Leishmania is a flesh-eating parasite that affects millions of people each year, in 98 countries and territories — but isn’t native to Canada and the United...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 25 2020

The NDP is projected to form a majority government following Saturday's provincial election, with Katrine Conroy being re-elected in Kootenay West by a landslide, and Brittny Anderson, NDP has been declared the provisional winner in Nelson-Creston. The West Kootenay EcoSociety congratulates our local elected MLAs and wants to work together on the following priorities.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Oct 24 2020

More than 700 elementary, middle and high schools participating in the Student Vote program for the 2020 British Columbia election mirrored the electorate in the province to predict the final outcome of the provincial count.

In a media release Student Vote annouced that students elected John Horgan and the BC NDP to form a majority government with 59 out of 87 seats and 40 per cent of...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Oct 23 2020

Every year, the Stanley Humphries Grad class/parents/volunteers go out of their way to raise awareness, food and funds for the Community Harvest Food Bank, usually with Spooks on Zukes event - a local annual Halloween staple. Sadly, ongoing pandemic restrictions and compliance have ruled that out this year.

Nothing daunted, the Grads wracked their brains to find a new, more terrifying...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 23 2020

Don’t worry about waiting up late Saturday night to see who’s the winner in the 2020 BC Election.

Officials with Elections BC said Friday that Saturday’s final results probably won't be released until November 16, however that date is not set in stone due to the extra time it will take to tabulate mail-in ballots.

Elections BC said approximately 65-70 per cent of ballots counted...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 22 2020

Environment Canada said a low-pressure system moving southeast across Vancouver Island will continue to give snow at times heavy Friday, with snowfall total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

“Totals accumulations of 10 to 20 cm can be expected over most areas,” Environment Canada said.

“However, lower elevations of the south Okanagan are receiving mixed...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Oct 22 2020

I don’t usually go into the “inside baseball” minutiae of backroom politics on Parliament Hill—the battles over make-up of committees, opposition motions with poison pills, and filibusters—because, frankly, most Canadians aren’t concerned about these details.  They just want parliament to work for them, especially when so many individuals and businesses are struggling through an unprecedented...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 21 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak at the École de l’Anse-au-sable in Kelowna has increased to 11 after Interior Health announced that six additional members of the school have tested positive.

The outbreak, first announced Wednesday, had only three confirmed cases at the time with 160 other people told to self-isolate and monitor symptoms.

“Although there has been an increase in confirmed...


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