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By Letters to the editor on Sunday Nov 04 2018

So far, most of the discussion about Proportional Representation (PR) has focused on fairness. Without a proportional voting system, there’s no way to make every vote count equally. But there are other reasons to adopt it, arguably as valid: it would bring social and financial stability and cut waste.

By Letters to the editor on Friday Nov 02 2018

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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 02 2018

Ron Lakeman, Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre said in his monthly weather synopsis that October was pretty much a normal month with no records broken.

“The end result was a very near normal monthly rainfall and a near normal mean monthly temperature,” Lakeman explained.

Lakeman said the month began with eight days of unsettled weather as a broad upper trough of low pressure dominated. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Nov 02 2018

Interior Health said in a media release that testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) just got easier for residents across the Interior Health (IH) region, now that On Demand testing is available at all IH laboratories.

In the release Thursday, IH said patients can visit any IH lab and get an HIV test without having to first visit their physician or nurse practitioner.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 01 2018

It’s that time again — time to fall back as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday.

The first Sunday of November has been designated as the end of Daylight Saving Time when most places fall back.

And listening to the comments Thursday of BC Premier John Horgan, don’t bet on Daylight Saving Time being scrapped anytime soon.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 31 2018

FortisBC said the energy company is monitoring natural gas consumption following a pipeline explosion earlier this month near Prince George, BC, with a goal to keep homes warm as customers head into the colder, winter months.

Sean Beardow, Manager, Corporate Communications, said FortisBC is working to ensure that all of our customers continue to have access to the natural gas they need.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 30 2018

Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in Nelson joined fellow colleagues across the country on the picket line Tuesday. Nelson members began strike action at 7 a.m. along with workers in Columbia River, Nelson, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John, B.C.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 29 2018

The Selkirk College Saints return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this weekend facing a pivotal two-game set against the University of Victoria in what is clearly a fork in the road for the young British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 29 2018

The MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley had educated Nelsonites regarding the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Proportional Representation during a town hall meeting Friday at the Nelson United Church.

Nathan Cullen, who was hosted by Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski, explained to the audience his concerns over the environmental process conducted by the National Energy Board. Cullen told the crowd the NEB did not consult fairly with Indigenous people or consider what the increase in tanker traffic would have on the Canada’s coastline.

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