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The Mazda CX-9, pictured, continued while the new CX-90 was being brought online. Now it’s time for the CX-9 to bow out. PHOTO: MAZDA

Auto Sleuth: Welcome to the Lotus Eletre; farewell to Mazda’s CX-9 and Chrysler’s 300C

Say so long to the CX-9 You could say it was inevitable…

  • Sep 29, 2023
The Mazda CX-9, pictured, continued while the new CX-90 was being brought online. Now it’s time for the CX-9 to bow out. PHOTO: MAZDA
The Royal BC Museum is offering a digital field trip in May for Asian Heritage Month. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. arachnophobes surrounded by 900 species of creepy crawly spiders

A Royal B.C. Museum project has catalogued more then 900 distinct types of spiders found in B.C.

  • Sep 28, 2023
The Royal BC Museum is offering a digital field trip in May for Asian Heritage Month. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt perform on tour at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen postpones remainder of tour due to peptic ulcer disease

Remaining shows will run in 2024 instead

  • Sep 27, 2023
Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt perform on tour at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
The most important aspect of a vehicle when it comes to safely navigating variable weather conditions is simple: get winter tires.

Oct. 1 means winter tires are mandatory on many B.C. routes

By Blair Qualey The change of season means a lot of things…

  • Sep 24, 2023
The most important aspect of a vehicle when it comes to safely navigating variable weather conditions is simple: get winter tires.
The orange 10th Anniversary Special Edition GR86 has dual exhaust outlets, exterior stripes, 18-inch forged alloy wheels and leather-trimmed seats with faux suede inserts. PHOTO: TOYOTA

2023 Toyota GR86: A rare find in a sea of practical transportation choices

Sports-car fans on a budget have few choices. Fortunately, the Toyota GR86…

  • Sep 24, 2023
The orange 10th Anniversary Special Edition GR86 has dual exhaust outlets, exterior stripes, 18-inch forged alloy wheels and leather-trimmed seats with faux suede inserts. PHOTO: TOYOTA
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)

THE MOJ: Lions clinch playoff berth win 37-29 win in Edmonton

B.C. Defence registers 7 sacks in the game

  • Sep 23, 2023
B.C. Lions defensive end Sione Teuhema celebrates a sack during the Lions 37-29 win over the Edmonton Elks at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday. (Steven Chang, B.C. Lions photo)
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Against private homes on a public lake

From reader James Wheeler

  • Sep 22, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Bears are preparing for winter denning by looking for food wherever they can, but people can help stop them from scavenging in human-settled areas with a few precautions.
Photo: Pete Nuji/ Unsplash

Help keep bears out of harm’s way in the Kootenays

BC Wildsafe Boundary offers tips and information on avoiding bear encounters

  • Sep 22, 2023
Bears are preparing for winter denning by looking for food wherever they can, but people can help stop them from scavenging in human-settled areas with a few precautions.
Photo: Pete Nuji/ Unsplash
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: We need dialysis treatment in Nelson

From reader Millie Harper

  • Sep 21, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This photo was taken at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 from the chicken farm on Fredrickson Road in Sorrento. Shuswap Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Ty Barrett said the Bush Creek East wildfire was coming down the mountain and through a dry grassy field, driven by aggressive winds. Firefighters stood their ground at a one-kilometre fire line and were able to keep the blaze from reaching any structures. (Ty Barrett photo)

VIEWPOINT: Shuswap deputy fire chief grateful for support during wildfire fight

‘We couldn’t have done it without them’

  • Sep 21, 2023
This photo was taken at 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 30 from the chicken farm on Fredrickson Road in Sorrento. Shuswap Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Ty Barrett said the Bush Creek East wildfire was coming down the mountain and through a dry grassy field, driven by aggressive winds. Firefighters stood their ground at a one-kilometre fire line and were able to keep the blaze from reaching any structures. (Ty Barrett photo)
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Canada needs pharmacare now

From reader Pegasis McGauley

  • Sep 20, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The Bank of Canada headquarters is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, June 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Stumps from the time of the creation of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir in 1968 are visible at the McDonald Creek Provincial Park beach. Photo: Betsy Kline

OPINION: Arrow Lakes impacts top of mind in Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Kathy Eichenberger is the B.C. lead for the Canadian delegation on the Columbia River Treaty talks

  • Sep 19, 2023
Stumps from the time of the creation of the Arrow Lakes Reservoir in 1968 are visible at the McDonald Creek Provincial Park beach. Photo: Betsy Kline
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)

Uzelman: A disciplined Poilievre is topping the polls

A column by Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 19, 2023
Pierre Poilievre speaks in Terrace in a bid to shift the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding from its current status as a seat for the NDP. (Seth Forward/Northern View)
Spectators fill a Vancouver shoreline to watch competitors in the bathtub races from Nanaimo in 1971. (Reel Life still)

B.C. videographer shares 1971 Nanaimo bathtub race

VIDEO: Races shore up in Vancouver, people watching Kits Beach, and sailing in English Bay

  • Sep 16, 2023
Spectators fill a Vancouver shoreline to watch competitors in the bathtub races from Nanaimo in 1971. (Reel Life still)
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Why won’t the city pay to fix its curling rink?

From reader Stanley Reese

  • Sep 15, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Eric MacFarlane

March 18, 1931 - September 15, 2023Eric MacFarlane was born to Malcolm…

  • Sep 15, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Strange days in the climate discussion

From reader Ron Robinson

  • Sep 14, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

LETTER: Our leaders will not lead

From reader Sandra Hartline

  • Sep 14, 2023
Nelson, B.C. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Land Act: Notice of Application for a Disposition of Crown Land

Land Act: Notice of Application for a Disposition of Crown Land Take…

  • Sep 14, 2023
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