Be a Voter this October

It's election time and the big election day is October 21! It's that time when you vote for the candidate in your riding to become your Member of Parliament. You can check out the Elections Canada website to learn all about who is running in your riding, and then explore more about what they stand for and their track record on the issues you care most about. But you'll have to Google that part…

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Home energy efficiency session for seniors at Nelson library

If you’re a senior and a Nelson Hydro customer, this one’s for you. On Monday, October 7, from 10 am to 2 pm, come find out about the Seniors Energy Efficiency Program that provides a free installation of basic energy saving materials in your home. This free session at the library is the perfect place to drop in to ask questions, understand the process, and get signed up.  This photo shows…

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So many events this week!

Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, we’re coming to see you this week with these events you won’t want to miss: October 1 Nelson Public Library and Nelson at its Best jointly present the film The Public, Tuesday October 1, 7:00 pm at the Civic Theatre. Admission is by donation. Followed by a panel discussion on timely and relevant local issues. And the film has Emilio Estevez. When was the last time we saw…

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Experiencing an old growth forest

Living in the middle of the inland temperate rainforest, it’s easy to take giant, ancient trees for granted. We’re around them all the time. It’s easy to forget that they are unique, and for many people, offer a unique experience. A couple of summers ago at Gibson Lake in Kokanee Glacier Park, a vehicle from Saskatchewan pulled up, and we started chatting with the two couples who got out about…

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Jumbo Valley one step closer to being protected

Photo: Steve Shannon The Ktunaxa Nation will receive $16.1 million in federal government support to protect the Qat’muk area, also known as the Jumbo Valley. It covers 211,045 hectares in the southeastern area of BC in the central Purcell Mountains. Developers have been trying to build the Jumbo Glacier Resort there for over 25 years. “This is an important investment in expanding protected…

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Breaking News: Court keeps Jumbo wild… for now

The Jumbo Valley still remains wild thanks to a BC Court of Appeal ruling. In 2015, the Environment Minister at the time, BC Liberal Mary Polak, noted the developer, Glacier Resorts, had not made enough progress to maintain their permits. The developer received its environmental approval 10 years prior and had not substantially started the project. Glacier Resorts didn’t like that ruling and…

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