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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 Friday, July 3, 2015 - 4:42pm

Has anyone else noticed how very different the current news cycle is, compared to what we've become accustomed to?

We had a couple of stretches where it seemed like we were dealing with one horrific, traumatizing,...

by City of Castlegar on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 2:07pm

Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff is expressing gratitude in the aftermath of a significant storm Monday evening.

"On behalf of the Castlegar City Council and the residents of the City of Castlegar, I would like to thank our...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 1:22pm

The Southeast Fire Center said Friday BC Wildfire Service is responding to a three-hectare wildfire near Kokanee Creek and two kilometres northeast of Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.

The Southeast Fire Centre, in a prepared...

by Castlegar Source on Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:19am
The couple reported missing has been found safe and sound, according to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.  
"They had made a detour from their destination and spent the night in a...

Provincial & National

British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

An overwhelming number participants in the survey are in favour of tougher penalties.

The numbers are in — and it's only at the halfway point.

BC residents are concerned about this dangerous behaviour of distracted driving and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Since June 16, 2015, the website has been visited over 11,800 times.

Nearly 90% of those leaving feedback say they’re “very concerned” about distracted driving, and 96% support escalating sanctions for repeat offenders.

Delta Police release video of motorcyle rider exceeding 200 km/hr

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Delta Police released footage Tuesday of a motorcyclist exceeding 200 kilometer per hour on a ride on the Pacific Highway.

The GoPro video shot on the ride shows the 27-year-old Lower Mainland man shows the rider dangerously weaving through traffic and between rows of cars on a ride in April on Highway 17.

He was clocked by police travelling 213 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone.

“This motorcyclist was pulled over after registering 213 km/hr on a laser in an 80 km/hr zone,” the Delta Police media release said.