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by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Would Rossland be vulnerable to the wildfire losses experienced elsewhere in BC over the summer of 2017 in the event of a nearby wildfire? Or could FireSmart measures provide protection? Don Mortimer, Rossland resident and consultant with FireSmart Canada, thinks preventive measures can provide significant protection.

Residents in Rossland's Iron Colt neighbourhood are tackling wildfire...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 16 2017
There's a hockey fan in Kimberley with a huge heart, and wallet.
 
Prior to Friday's Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest between the hometown Dynamiters and visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins, Mike Gould made an annnouncement many are stilling thinking can't be true.
 
The ‘average-joe’ Gould announced his commitment to...
by Contributor on Monday Oct 16 2017

The BC SPCA said in a media release Monday they are urging British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunting across the province.

BC SPCA said the public has until November 2 to provide input to the B.C. government on two policy documents outlining proposed changes to the grizzly bear hunt.

“This summer the B.C....

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 16 2017

The Selkirk College Saints will welcome back four alumni to Castlegar this Saturday night, but friendly handshakes and reminiscences will be saved for off the ice.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners pay a first-ever visit to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre and the line-up of the expansion British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) team boasts four...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 15 2017

The recent bout of cooler weather is the early warning that winter is well on its way — and with winter comes flu season.

With is why Interior Health is that a good way to stay healthy, prevent illness and potentially save livesin one easy step – by getting your annual flu shot.

Interior Health advises that the flu shot is a safe and effective way to help protect the public,...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

To The Editor:

Hats off to the NDP minority government for introducing legislation on electoral reform. BC will hold a mail in referendum by November 2018 following public consultation. The threshold...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

Universal pharmacare is a hot topic on Parliament Hill these days.  The concept is simple—a single program that would ensure that all Canadians had free access to prescription drugs.  Canada is the only country in the world with universal health care that doesn’t include the cost of drugs in its coverage.

And that doesn’t make sense—if I cut my foot I can go to my doctor and get...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The Canadian government is banning plastic microbeads in toiletries. Although designed to clean us, they’re polluting the environment, putting the health of fish, wildlife and people at risk. Manufacturers and consumers ushered plastic microbeads into the marketplace, but when we learned of their dangers, we moved to phase them out.

Why, then, is it taking so long to phase out the world...

by John Stephens on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The West Kootenay Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists of BC held an induction ceremony on September 27th, presenting three new engineers with their certificates and entry into the profession. The ceremony was part of the Annual General Meeting of the branch, held in Nelson. Council member Larry Spence, P.Eng., handed out the certificates and Branch Chair Stefan Humphries, P.Geo., welcomed...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 11 2017

The face of Nelson business landscape is changing after Hawthorne Gardening Company, based in New York, New York, purchased Can-Filters.

The purchase was announced in a media release Wednesday by Can-Filters co-owner Dennis Langlois.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of the Hawthorne team,” said co-owner Anne Leclerc. “We look...

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