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Win! Glacier-Howser dead indefinitely

Premier Christy Clark announced in February that the definition of self-sufficiency under the Energy Act would be changed to require self-sufficiency in average water years instead of critical low water years. The self-sufficiency policy was the driving force behind the high-priced energy contracts that BC Hydro offered to Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Under the old policy, BC…

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EcoSociety Seeks Markets Director

Job Description – 2011 Downtown Markets Director West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit organization that works to protect the natural environment while building a just and sustainable post-carbon world. As a part of this mission, EcoSociety coordinates two weekly seasonal markets (Cottonwood Community Market and Nelson Downtown Local Market) and three evening street festivals (Market Fest).…

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Kootenays for a Pipeline Free BC

The proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline to carry tar sands crude from Alberta across BC to the port city of Kitimat has generated a groundswell of opposition in BC. Several people from the Kootenays will join more than 4,000 other "intervenors" in giving testimony to a review panel convened by the National Energy Board. The proposed pipeline could have terrible consequences for BC's fish and…

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Cohousing comes to the Kootenays

Public Presentation: FRI, OCT 28, 7PM, SelfDesign High (2nd floor Nelson Legion), $10 'GETTING IT BUILT' Workshop: Sat-Sun, OCT 29-30, 9am-5pm, Chamber of Commerce, $350 ($450/couple) Renowned cohousing architects/authors Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant are coming to Nelson for two events aimed at educating the community about cohousing and building momentum for a rural Nelson area project.…

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