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by Andrew Zwicker on Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:24am

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:20pm

Gerrymandering:  How a Minority of the Votes can Win ALL the Power

In a recent Telegraph poll about gerrymandering, some answers revealed that  not everyone knows what the term gerrymandering means.   If you have any doubts,...

by kathy moore on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 9:26am

There has been lots of conversation about bears and how to live in harmony with them.  Removing food items that attract them is really important.   Instead of just talking about it let’s get out as a community and do something about it!   Meet me,...

Recent News

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 2:51pm

Area residents are being asked to be more cognizant of wildfire danger, as continued use of the Seven Summits Trail near Rossland is creating a potentially very serious safety issue.

“We’re getting reports today (...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:25pm

Zebra mussels detected and decontaminated inBC

We all know the saying “One bad apple can spoil the bunch”;  well, one mussel­‐infested boat can devastate a...

by Contributor on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:54pm

By David Suzuki

If a home is not cleaned and cared for, it will become rundown and less habitable or even unlivable. It’s no different with our broader surroundings, from the immediate environment to the entire planet....

by Contributor on Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:40am

BC Wildfire Service Annpouncement:

A...

Regional News

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 5:59pm

In less than two weeks motorcycle riders from throughout the region will be hopping on the bikes to participate in the 28th Annual West Kootenay Toy Run.

On Sunday, September 13, riders will enjoy another fabulous day riding the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday, August 31, 2015 - 3:37pm

Campfires are back on the camping scene as effective at noon on Monday, August 31, the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction has relaxed the recent ban.

Due to recent spell of cooler weather and wetter conditions in the...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 8:41pm

“We need things consumed, burned up, replaced, and discarded at an ever-accelerating rate.”– Victor Lebow, Journal of Retailing, 1955

Come, gather round, and let’s write...

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 4:45pm

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has lifted the Evacuation Alert for areas of Electoral Area D south of the Kettle River, Industrial/Ruckle area of the City of Grand Forks, and the Cascade/Ponderosa area of Christina Lake/...

Provincial & National

ICBC says fraud, rise in claims reason for rate increase

The graph by ICBC shows a spike in injury claims since 2014.

ICBC will today start the process of filing its basic insurance rate application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) but will take a further two months to analyze emerging external pressures on basic insurance rates before submitting the remainder of its application – including a proposal for a specific basic rate change – by October 30, 2015.

Minister responds to ICBC call for rate increase for drivers

Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone has issued the following statement on the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) for next year’s rate:

“Government has been informed that ICBC has provided the British Columbia Utilities Commission with its initial documentation and a schedule outlining the information that it will provide in the weeks ahead with respect to their 2015 rate application.