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by Contributor on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 7:39pm

By David Suzuki

If nothing else, the G7 countries’ recent agreement to end fossil fuel use for energy by 2100 signals a shift in the way we talk and think about global warming. Previous agreements were about reducing carbon emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. This takes...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:04pm

 The  storyline is new to the Gold Fever Follies, but familiar to us all --  a love forbidden because of  prejudice and animosity between two factions -- in this case, two communities:  Rossland and  Trail.    Audience...

by Andrew Zwicker on Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:44am

About the podcast: The You Can Do That Here! podcast is produced by Andrew Zwicker of AZcreative for the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology.

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:22pm

As editor of this publication, I received a submission about "physical literacy" -- apparently this is the new buzzword for being active and physically capable and confident.  I read it.  Confession: I found it...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:02pm

 In the shadow of the towering Valhalla Mountains in the Slocan Valley, post-secondary students and educators are meticulously documenting the human history of our region that stretches back more than 3,000 years.

The Slocan...

by Contributor on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:34pm

The Black Jack Ski Team has a new website!


Encompassing the entire Skier Development Program, our new website shares information about...

by Contributor on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 12:37pm

The Rossland Public Library is adjusting its hours,  starting  June 27.

With the library’s operating funding short-fall this year, library staff took a close look  at library usage and  found that...

Regional News

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 9:43am

Due to the very dry weather conditions, the City of Castlegar is implementing a prohibition on all outdoor burning effective July 6 (today) until further notice.  This prohibition includes backyard campfires and fireworks.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 5:04pm

The Southeast Fire Centre in a late Sunday news release said the Sitkum Creek blaze has increased in size to a now estimated 300 hectares.

The larger estimated size of this fire is due to increased visibility on Sunday which...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 1:18pm

The evacuation alert for approximately 350 residences between Sitkum Creek South and Willow...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 8:24am

Southeast Fire Centre spokesperson Jordan Turner said crews would be out in full force this morning to battle the Sitkum Creek wildfire that grew significantly overnight.

Turner said the interface wildfire that started at 10...

Provincial & National

Spokane deals with threatening wildfires

Washington State is also dealing with uncontained wildfires this summer.

Spokane is the latest city in the Pacific Northwest to experience concern over uncontrolled wildfires.

Parts of the Washington State City has been threatened due to a growing trend of wildfires that have burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 37 C plus (100 F-degree) heat.

Saturday, northwest of Spokane just off on Highway 395 to Chewelah, a 325 hectare blaze remains uncontained. Fifty homes have been evacuated, and a Red Cross shelter has been established at a high school in Springdale to help residents.

Fishing closures part of comprehensive drought response

Fishing closures part of comprehensive drought response

Responding to dry conditions, the Government of B.C. has announced a Level 4 drought rating for Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, and taken the additional action of suspending angling in streams and rivers throughout southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands due to ongoing low stream flows and warming water temperatures.

At Level 4, conditions are extremely dry. Further declines in stream, lake and aquifer levels could lead to water shortages and affect people, industry such as agriculture, wildlife, and fish stocks.