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by Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 19 2017

An electricity rate freeze matters and so does the way a government minister tries to proclaim it.

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston NDP MLA and Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, discovered this recently in the BC Legislature.

For BC Hydrocustomers who have endured a 58.81% increase in their power charges since 2009...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 19 2017

Environment Canada is advising the public of a driving Alert for interior highways.

The alert, posted Sunday morning, said a slow moving frontal system expected to move through the Southwest Interior this afternoon and then across the Kootenays tonight should bring snowfall amounts in the 20 cm range.

"The storm will give significant snow to the highway (Kootenay and...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 16 2017

It's an event the public will not want to miss — 'Upstream Benefits – Rural Art Symposium’.

This four-day-long symposium explores and celebrates the role and impact that the arts have in rural communities and will bring into focus artist-run culture in the Kootenays. 

Symposium programming includes multiple panel discussions, artist talks, literary...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

“First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. … I’m guided by a signal in the heavens, I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.”                                  

-- Leonard Cohen, First we take Manhattan

Part Two

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by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

Ski fiends can see the first female-only ski film on November 26 at the Rossland Legion, starting at 7:00 pm. Prepare to see male-dominance stereotyping in the ski world shredded. For guys who are into pretty faces, there are a lot of those, too.   

In fact, the film is called  "Pretty Faces," and a review of the film published three years ago in National Geographic's...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

Another blast of winter is expected to hit the mountains in and around the West Kootenay says Environment Canada.

"A cold front will continue moving across the BC interior today," said Enivronment Canada.

"Snow over Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass is expected to intensify this afternoon. Periods of snow will persist through tonight as the front stalls over the area....

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 15 2017

Rossland City Council Meeting, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Present:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Marten Kruysse, John Greene, and Andy Morel.  Absent: Lloyd McLellan, Andrew Zwicker, and Aaron Cosbey. (Two out of town, one ill.)

Mayor Moore welcomed and introduced Shirley Rhodes, who is filling in as Deputy Corporate Officer for a...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

As many countries move away from big hydro projects, B.C.’s government must decide whether to continue work on the Site C dam. The controversial megaproject would flood a 100-kilometre stretch of the Peace River Valley and provide enough power for the equivalent of about 500,000 homes.

The BC Utilities Commission, an independent body responsible for ensuring British Columbians pay fair...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

 Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Basin Watershed Network and Selkirk College are inviting everyone and anyone in the Columbia Basin with an interest in the region’s water resources to join a dialogue that has the potential to protect communities from water challenges in the face of climate change.

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by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

By BEN PARFITT 

Last year, more natural gas was produced in British Columbia than at any point in the past 10 years. 

Even without the much-hyped liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, natural gas production in BC jumped 70 per cent over the past decade. 

The ecological, human health and safety and climate costs associated with producing fossil...

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