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LETTER: Thanks, Nelson, from a grateful visitor

From reader Tanja Hasler

  • Jan 5, 2022
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People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

FINLAYSON: B.C.’s economy has largely healed, thankfully

Over the last 18 months, overall economic production has rebounded, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Dec 24, 2021
People wear face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 while visiting the Christmas Market in Vancouver, on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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HUGS AND SLUGS: Holiday hugs, and one slug

Let’s end 2021 with some community love

Photo: Jameel Hassan/Pexels
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The best of times, the worst of times

During these tumultuous times, it is easy to forget how blessed we truly are

  • Dec 22, 2021
The B.C. Ferries vessel Spirit of British Columbia passes Salt Spring Island while travelling on the Salish Sea from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, B.C., at sunset on Sunday, October 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates

Empowering B.C. communities to protect their local watersheds

The time is now to create a Watershed Security Fund.

  • Dec 21, 2021
Kootenay Lake is one of the bodies of water re-surveyed by Living Lakes Canada this summer, in a study of ecological and urban development changes to Basin shorelines. Photo: Kelsey Yates
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With eggnog only: Terrible Christmas movies you’ll want to avoid this season

North Island Gazette editor Tyson Whitney watched these ‘classics’ so you don’t have to

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Hugs are on the way to staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Hugs are on the way to staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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The panels on Nelson’s three welcome signs are beginning to rot and city council plans to rebuild them with a new design. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The panels on Nelson’s three welcome signs are beginning to rot and city council plans to rebuild them with a new design. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP

How to use rapid testing to keep you and yours safe during the holiday season

Experts say rapid tests are one more tool in our toolbox to stay safe

This image provided by Abbott Laboratories in August 2020 shows the company’s BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 nasal swab test. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Abbott Laboratories via AP
Joel Winegarden, seen here with his son, is a staff member at Kootenay Boundary Supported Recovery Program. Photo: Submitted
Joel Winegarden, seen here with his son, is a staff member at Kootenay Boundary Supported Recovery Program. Photo: Submitted
So many hugs this week! Photo: Stanley Morales/Pexels
So many hugs this week! Photo: Stanley Morales/Pexels
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LETTER: Thanks from Nelson CARES

From Nelson CARES

  • Dec 9, 2021
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LETTER: Zincton and climate change: not compatible

From reader Kaysha Lamb

  • Dec 8, 2021
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Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)

Water, water everywhere, and a tough choice about what to do with it all

Clean Energy BC estimates power demand in B.C. will grow by over 40 per cent over the next 20 years

  • Dec 7, 2021
Flooding this past spring forced many houses in the Houseman Subdivision to erect makeshift barricades from sandbags to hold back the water. (Patrick Davies photo)
WildSafeBC is asking residents to secure their wildlife attractants, thus encouraging bears to seek what natural foods are left and then bed down for the winter. Photo: Harvey Barrison

COLUMN: Bears may still be active, so watch your food waste

Rosanna Wijenberg writes about bear habits in the winter

WildSafeBC is asking residents to secure their wildlife attractants, thus encouraging bears to seek what natural foods are left and then bed down for the winter. Photo: Harvey Barrison
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LETTER: Wood smoke’s toxic embrace

From reader Fred Malara

  • Dec 1, 2021
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NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
One reader likes the city’s initiative to pave the Lakeside Park path. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
One reader likes the city’s initiative to pave the Lakeside Park path. Photo: Bill Metcalfe