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Province announces moves to ban drug use in public spaces

B.C. is taking action to make illicit drug use illegal in all public spaces, including inside hospitals, on transit and in parks. It’s part of several new measures introduced by the Province, focused on providing police with more tools to address public safety while offering support and access to treatment for people living with addictions. […]

B.C. moves to ban drug use in public spaces, taking more steps to keep people safe

B.C. is taking action to make illicit drug use illegal in all public spaces, including inside hospitals, on transit and in parks. It’s part of several new measures introduced by the Province, focused on providing police with more tools to address public safety while offering support and access to treatment for people living with addictions. […]

FILM: "Changing Course" - the Columbia River

BC is getting drier.  Drought and wildfires loom nearly every summer now. Agriculture is becoming more challenging as climate-change related weather extremes increase in frequency. To learn about the POLIS Project on ecological governance, and the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, click on this link: https://poliswaterproject.org/about/ And then, watch the film — link below.  Here’s what […]

Nelson & District Credit Union hosts 73rd Annual General Meeting

The Nelson & District Credit Union had another strong year financially said CEO Tom Murray following the financial institutions 73rd Annual General Meeting held virtually on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The past year’s high points were strong comprehensive income and growth in members’ equity, while also distributing $160,000 to community organizations within its service area […]

Suspicious fire results in arrest of Trail woman

Trail RCMP said that a local woman is facing charges after a fire broke out near a downtown business recently in the Silver City. RCMP said that on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 2:49 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater District received a report about a suspicious fire in the 1200 block of Esplanade Avenue, […]

Editorial: WHY and Record Ridge – time to comment

Most Rosslanders have heard of the proposal by West High Yield Resources (“WHY”) to develop a set of mineral claims on Record Ridge into an open-pit mine to extract magnesium ore and ship it to some destination in the United States for processing.  WHY has now published, on its website and in local Black Press […]

COLUMN: Water much less plentiful as drought continues

The dry facts about increasing water scarcity People can only survive a few days without water. After all, we’re mostly water — basically just liquid blobs with enough organic thickener to keep us from dribbling away. We’re part of nature’s hydrologic cycle of evaporation, condensation and precipitation that cartwheels water around the planet. Given water’s […]

Putting a spotlight on dysfunctional wildlife policy — Town Hall meetings

The B.C. Wildlife Federation is co-hosting a series of Town Hall meetings in anticipation of this year’s provincial election in the coming weeks. Meetings will be held with local wildlife clubs in Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, Cranbrook, and Lone Butte. More Town Halls are being planned in every corner of the province. […]

Ombudsperson report — Youth in custody at risk due to ministry inaction

The BC Ombudsperson has identified a serious lack of progress by the Ministry of Children and Family Development on a 2021 Ombudsperson report with troubling findings about separate confinement of youth in custody centres. “The ministry’s inaction continues to expose vulnerable youth in its care to the risk of significant harm from separate confinement, especially […]

Pack it up, pack it in: average snowpack in province favours West Kootenay

The West Kootenay is the wet Kootenay compared to the rest of the province when it comes to snow accumulation this spring. According to the Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin — issued by the B.C. Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship on April 1 — the West Kootenay region was sitting at 72 […]

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