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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Calgary Flames Foundation and NHL is coming to the aid for the City of Fernie.

In October, a deadly ammonia leak, that killed three workers, closed the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Now the National Hockey...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were crowds of guests filling the new, 4200-square-foot terminal building on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 29, including a large selection of local dignitaries; people were eating cupcakes with sky-blue icing; there were several heart-felt speeches of thanks; people were encouraged to enter a draw for free flights; and toward the end of the celebration a Pacific Coastal plane...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Rossland City Council Meeting, November 27, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors John Greene, Marten Kruysse, Andy Morel, Aaron Cosbey, and Andrew Zwicker.  Absent:  Lloyd McLellan.

Public Input:

John Sullivan  spoke...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Renewable energy isn’t perfect, but it’s far better than fossil fuels

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will stoop to keep us on our current...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Why fill out the government's questionnaire?

The BC government's questionnaire, seeking public input on electoral reform, is intended to find out what features of an electoral system are most highly valued by voters, so the government can decide which system or systems to offer. Go ahead -- express yourself!  Tell them what you want.  ...

by CBT on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

Outdated technology is a barrier for many non-profit organizations in their work. Computers, software, hardware and phone systems are increasingly essential in the delivery of community services non-profits provide, but amongst competing resource priorities, these items sometimes come last.

To help these organizations carry out their important work, the Trust is announcing a new Non-...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. has hit home in Nelson, and it’s only going to get worse, says the city’s fire chief.

Len MacCharles said there were 914 illicit drug overdose deaths from fentanyl detected in B.C. from January through September 2017.

This is a 147 per cent increase over the number of fentanyl-detected deaths (370) occurring during the same period in 2016.

“...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

There were at least 32 Random acts to celebrate World Kindness Day — and those were just in Nelson.
 
Most should be familiar with the saying “credit unions are helping here”; if not, it was the acts of our employees that brought it to light since November 24th was the day that Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) celebrated community volunteers with donations from its...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Approximately 20 residents, a near record crowd for an event of this type, attended Monday's Grand Forks City Council meeting to express interest in proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw, most notably, changes that could allow garden suites and tiny houses on wheels that meet certain criteria.

In a media release, City Council said it recorded input from residents and clarified questions...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Recently, the Auditor General of Canada released a report that addressed the Phoenix payroll that has seriously affected the lives of thousands of civil servants across this country. More than half of the public service sector is caught up in this -- many are being paid well below their proper salaries, some are not being paid at all, while others are being paid too much, all of which creates...

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