Every day we make decisions to protect our health. Whether it’s choosing fruit and vegetables, taking the stairs, or biking to work, we’re constantly making choices to live a longer and healthier life.
One simple choice you can make today is to test your home for radon gas.
Radon is a gas found in the ground throughout the world. It’s colourless, odourless, and tasteless, and most homes that are in contact with the ground will contain some amount of radon gas.
Local MLA Katrine Conroy is reminding everyone in the West Kootenays that the deadline to register and vote in the referendum on electoral reform is fast approaching.
“People in the West Kootenays are excited for a new way of voting that works for all of us,” said Conroy. “With the end of this referendum period being right around the corner, I encourage all members of our community from Rossland to Nakusp to make their voices heard by casting their ballot.”
Much of life today revolves around technology. More and more people are seeing new opportunities in the areas of video and music production, creating digital art and animation or recording their own podcasts. Yet not everyone has access to the technology required to participate or thrive in this digital world. Soon, more Columbia Basin residents will be able to access digital equipment and software, with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s new Community Technology Program.
A local 51-year-old tow truck driver has died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to help another motorist, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry, of West Kootenay Traffic Services.
“On Nov. 17, just after 5:30 p.m. Castlegar RCMP were called to a collision between a vehicle and a deer on Hwy 22, from Castlegar from Trail,” Badry said in a press release today.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary held a light meeting in regards to business as the new board was sworn in during the inaugural meeting following the recent civic election.
Six returning directors, seven new directors sworn in
Not since 2013 when current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled through the Kootenays has a leader of a Federal Party stopped in Nelson.
Saturday, Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP toured the Heritage City before holding court in front of a crowd of supporters during the Kootenay-Columbia nomination meeting for MP Wayne Stetski at the Nelson Curling Club Lounge.
“We have so much in common . . . there’s so much that links us all,” Singh said to the large crowd of supporters, adding that everyone needs to work together to build a stronger Canada.
The provincial government was on the move this week, making announcements throughout the province regarding plans to fund 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes.
When the final microphone was unplugged, and the last MLA departed, 42 communities across British Columbia received a cash infusion as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund — including $4.5 Million for a new Nelson Cares project at the corner of Hall and Front Streets in Nelson.
The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Friday the team has acquired forward Chase Stevenson (’99) in a three-team trade involving the Surrey Eagles and Powell River Kings.
The Smoke Eaters have traded the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Ethan Martini (’00) to the Kings while defenseman Jeremy Smith (’98) and Powell River goaltender Hayden Missler (’99) have been acquired by the Eagles.
Time is running out on the voters wanting to cast a say on how BC moves forward to determine who gets to sit in the Legislature.
Deadline to cast a vote in the Proportional Representation referendum is approaching quickly, and campus coordinators for ‘Pro Rep is Lit’ - Vote PR BC’s province-wide youth campaign are urging students who haven’t received their electoral reform ballot to order one online by Friday (November 16) and get it in the mail no later than November 23, to make sure their votes are counted.
As I get older, I find there are fewer and fewer things I’m willing to get upset about – hence the lack of editorial rants of late.
There is, however, one issue that has me so incensed, so appalled, so disgusted, so flat-out ashamed, that it’s taken me weeks to write about it without using some of the more colourful (and less socially acceptable) words in what I flatter myself to think is an extensive vocabulary.