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By Harvey Oberfeld on Friday Oct 08 2010

Well, so much for the “Democratic” in the New Democratic Party!  Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson was politically hauled in, drawn and quartered , his remains expelled in the middle of the night from the NDP caucus, for daring to criticise the content--or lack of content--in a SPEECH by party leader Carole James.


By Contributor on Friday Oct 08 2010

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Speaker Series Endowment has exceeded its target of $200,000, thanks to the generosity and support of community members, organizations and companies.

Selkirk President Marilyn Luscombe made the public announcement at the Irving K. Barber Mir lecture featuring David Suzuki on September 22, 2010, and at a private donor reception that occurred prior to the event.

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Turning on the water tap in South Slocan never felt so good.

The water that comes straight out of the taps in the regional district Area H community 22 kilometres west of Nelson is good, good enough to drink.

The boil water order that has loomed over the community on and off since 1997 was lifted Monday — the South Slocan water treatment plant project is now complete.   

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 Wow – newsflash – the City of Castlegar is actually considering enforcing its own bylaws.

By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 06 2010

 On Tuesday, October 5 at approx. 6:20 p.m., police, fire and ambulance attended a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Victoria St. at Cedar Ave. in Trail.

A westbound SUV was turning left from Victoria St. onto Cedar Ave. when it was struck by a motorcycle travelling eastbound on Victoria St. The 44 year old motorcycle rider, identified as Dale NYMAN of Fruitvale, was transported to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, where he passed away shortly afterwards.

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!