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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:44pm

Last week, I posted an editorial criticizing negative campaigning, and posed questions for our local candidates to answer -- without mentioning other candidates or other parties. Here are two of our local candidates' answers to the first set of four questions; the third candidate, Liberal...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:52am

Early in this play, several gripping questions arise:

·        will St. George defeat the dragon?

·        will the wicked stepmother succeed in her homicidal plans?

·  ...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:27pm

This continues a discussion begun in Part I, last week.

Bad Capitalism: exploitation

If there is one single thing that separates me from most Lennonesque liberals and progressives who want One World, it is not my affection for defined and qualified...

Recent News

by Sara Golling on Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:12am

Three candidates answered questions at the All Candidates Forum in Trail, with an audience of about 50 people.  Katrine Conroy of the New Democratic Party (NDP) seeks re-election as our MLA; Jim Postnikoff for the Liberal Party...

by Contributor on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 2:13pm

Ian McAlpine should make a T-shirt that reads “Keep Strong and Carry On.”

That’s been the Montrose man’s slogan since he was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2013. Thanks to a clinical trial for...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:20pm

Science isn’t everything. But it is crucial to governing, decision-making, protecting human health and the environment and resolving questions and challenges around our existence.

Those determined to advance industrial...

by RCAC on Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:27am

To make your Easter less hectic, we moved the Joe Hill Coffee House to Sunday, April 23.  Here are the performers who will make you smile while the April showers fall:

  • Taylor Rozz – Pros from...

Regional News

by Contributor on Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:52pm

The Fifth Annual RoboGames is making the trek from the Heritage City to the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus Gymnasium Saturday (April 29) as more than 80 young people from across the West Kootenay and Boundary region arrive to create...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:58pm

Learning has never sounded so good.

Students in the Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program will bring months and years of hard work to the stage at Nelson’s Spiritbar on April 21 for the annual Year-End...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:43pm

After receiving a report from geotechnical engineers the Regional District of Central Kootenay has decided to keep six homes below the slide under evacuation order.

The RDCK made the announcement in a media release Thursday....

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:59am

A good reporter doesn't become emotionally involved in a story – but this one hurts my heart. How to say good-bye to my favourite colleague ever?!?!

It took me six months living and reporting in Castlegar to say,...

Provincial & National

Illicit drug death numbers continue to rise

Provisional data shows that a total of 120 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of March. — Submitted photo

The number of illicit drug deaths in March remained high, with the third-highest number ever for a single month said the BC Coroners Service in a media release.

BC Coroners Service said provisional data shows that a total of 120 persons died as a result of illicit drug use during the month of March, an average of almost four deaths (3.9) per day for the month. In contrast, there were 79 illicit drug-related deaths in March 2016.

BC quietly grants Mount Polley permit to pipe mine waste directly into Quesnel Lake

BC quietly grants Mount Polley permit to pipe mine waste directly into Quesnel Lake

This article is from DeSmog Canada, written by Carol Linnit.

The B.C. Ministry of Environment has quietly granted the Mount Polley Mining Corporation permission to drain mining waste directly into Quesnel Lake, B.C.’s deepest fjord lake and a source of drinking water for residents of Likely, B.C., as part of a “long-term water management plan.”

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