Over the last couple of weeks I have heard several comments about a “mini boom” that will result from development projects such as the Waneta Dam, the expansion at Firebird Technologies in Trail, the new casino in Castlegar and some recovery in the forestry sector. Based on B.C. Stats data, we may have a long way to go before we get to a “boom.”
I just have to be honest. I’m a total sucker for buttery, brown sugary goodness, like butter tarts, and pecan squares. I mean, really, who isn’t? If you say you aren’t you’re a liar, and you know it. Well you no longer have to live a lie-filled, deprived life as you try to make healthier choices, or just impress people with your resilience by not choosing those buttery, brown sugar goodies.
On February 11th, the community of Nelson held a rally to support the Egyptian people in their struggle for democracy and freedom from tyranny. The protestors were determined to make their voices loud enough so that Canadian leaders would hear and pressure Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down as President.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily
Over $70,000 has been raised from the community to support the former residents of the Kerr Apartment Building which burned last month, says the chair of the Unmet Needs Committee.
This includes money raised by the Selkirk College Students Union for students living in the Kerr and donations of funds to Our Daily Bread, said Allison Alder.
In watching the live streaming coverage of the Egyptian revolution on Aljazeera I am awe-struck by the incredible humanity of what is unfolding in that country. I imagine Jean Jacques Rousseau wandering amongst the throngs of people and being equally amazed and delighted. For the character of this uprising, this outpouring of frustration and joy, of kindness and determination, of compassion and hope and community is more Rousseau than it is Mohammed or Marx.
Finance-based gatherings can be dull. So kudos to the Area B gentleman who livened things up Tuesday night at the regional district's Town Hall meeting held in Oasis. Among the enjoyable tidbits revealed regarding the region's future: a monorail in Trail is unlikely, the district will not be proposing any new bridges, and Pacific Coastal pilots are generally unarmed.
By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports
Julien Locke led from wire to wire to claim the top prize at the Western Canadian Championships Sunday at the Nordic Ski Trails near Kelowna.
The 17-year-old Nelsonite, a member of Rossland’s Black Jack Ski club, finished first overall following the three-stage race.
Over the past few months I have talked to people who have experienced difficulties at the US border. Often this involves having to leave one's vehicle and being subjected to intense interrogation. What has, in the past, been a routine “friendly” crossing has turned into a “negative” interrogation by abusive American border guards.
By Miriam Needoba, Small Town Films
Keep Jumbo Wild Rally in Nelson on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Twenty years of protest against the development of Jumbo Glacier has not diminished the enthusiasm nor the number of protesters as a rally held in Nelson on the weekend showed.
(Marilyn James - Sinixt spokesperson)
The rally was hosted by local MLA Michelle Mungall who warned that the government would be making a decision about Jumbo in the next few months.
(Michelle Mungall - MLA Nelson-Creston)
The deal for the purchase of the former Pope and Talbot mill located at Midway, B.C. has been finalized.
Doug McMynn, president of the board of directors of Boundary Sawmill Inc. (BSI) was pleased to announce, “It’s been a hectic week to finish off the negotiations however, we are happy and relieved it’s over and that the deal has been completed.”