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By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Gardeners may be unwittingly spreading invasive plants throughout the Kootenays. Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), an invasive plant that can be extremely harmful to people, has recently been discovered in the New Denver area.


By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

Wally Penner, Vice President of Community Partnerships, is leaving Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) to join SNC-Lavalin Inc. as the Regional Project Manager for the Waneta Expansion Project, announced Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO.

By Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

It’s quite a come down. From in-your-face arrogance to a total retreat in a matter of a few months, the big money behind Quebecor’s determination to set up a Fox news North is now looking pretty humble.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Oct 05 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some movement has occurred on the long-awaited skatepark for Nelson, albeit of a very incremental, microscopic sort.

In the wake of a completed study on the feasibility of the parking lot of the Nelson and District Community Complex, the report has been passed to the Nelson and District Recreation Commission for review before coming to council, said City manager Kevin Cormack.

By Harvey Oberfeld on Monday Oct 04 2010

Almost hate to admit it, but I am old enough to remember the advent of television in Canada. In Montreal, in the early 1950s, it all began with two television stations: CBMT (English) and CBFT (French), and we would watch, mesmerized by anything they broadcast',even the Indian head test patterns, with their various very technical-looking circles and numbered vertical and horizontal lines. This was almost science fiction come to life!

By Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

When Audrey Bissett, the music director/animator and choir leader at Trail United Church told the folk at the church that she was excited about leading a “Green” choir, most weren’t too sure how to react. She wasn’t surprised.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 04 2010

Trail and Rossland residents taking care of family members with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia are experiencing severe stress, new studies show.

They are among the more than two million informal caregivers across Canada, a new national survey shows, who are struggling to cope with the impacts of caregiver stress, including depression. 

By Teralee Trommeshauser on Monday Oct 04 2010

 Well here I am attempting to stop the start of something awful. A cold. I know many of you will say, “’Tis the season!” Well, I don’t believe in the whole “flu season” or “cold season” nonsense. But that’s for a whole different column. And I’ll be honest: I don’t believe in taking things for colds and flus, either.

By Contributor on Sunday Oct 03 2010
By: George Longden, chair of the Grand Forks Trails Society
So, as you can guess, I am going to write about trails. Some of you may be familiar with this summer’s trail construction inside Grand Forks, and but most are not aware of the developments on the Trans Canada Trail, also known as the Spirit 2010 Trail across the region.
First, to the construction this summer, scheduled for completion in November 2010. I believe that the City of Grand Forks is on the cusp of a new era.
By Contributor on Friday Oct 01 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to explore the foundation for peace on the planet with Vancouver-based Emotional Intelligence Specialist David Cory.

As a specialist in the Emotional Intelligence field for the past 12 years, David Cory will share stories and review humankind’s ability to evaluate, manage and control emotions which are related to forming the foundation for peace in our world.