Climate change is happening. Devastating wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornados, droughts, and other climate related events are all predicted by climate science. The social and economic cost of these events is in the trillions of dollars, costs that, one way or another, fall on the shoulders of taxpayers.
We can debate whether holding an election now is opportune or opportunistic. We have had three referendums in the past 15 years on the subject of our electoral system, and we have decided to leave things as they are. Debating the timing of an election is part and parcel of our preferred system.
This past summer was unlike any other, and getting outside was one of the few things that kept me sane. Fall has now arrived, but the memory of line-ups to get a spot in our local parks has not yet faded. As candidates and platforms get announced for next month’s election, I hope that parks and nature will be on the agenda.
Adhering to social distancing rules set down by health officials in BC during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nelson’s Fridays for Future joined fellow activists around the world at a climate strike Friday at Lakeside Park.
A day after the Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC's provincial health officer province announced 98 new COVID-19 cases in the province, and two more bringing the total in the Interior region to 522, Interior Health sent out a media release declaring an outbreak of COVID-19 at Calvary Chapel Kelowna.
The BC Wildfire Service said in a media release Thursday, that effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, Category 2 open burning prohibitions will be rescinded throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction (which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District), due to decreased wildfire risk.
The City of Trail is pleased to announce the Trail Regional Airport (YZZ) will receive $65,000 in grant funding from the BC Air Access Program towards the purchase and installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS). The complete system will cost $90,000 and the City will fund the remaining $25,000 as part of the City’s approved 2020 Capital Budget.
The NDP rose to power in 2017 vowing to take action on climate change, old-growth logging, the Trans Mountain pipeline, endangered species and more. Three years in, The Narwhal examines how the government has fared on the environment
By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal
They know the feeling of being a long way from home, that’s why a group of South Korean moms who attend Selkirk College are reaching out with kindness to the latest cohort of international students arriving to the West Kootenay.
By Kathryn Harrison and Anna Kanduth, for The Conversation
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