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Province looking for input on food-delivery worker employment standards

The B.C. government is looking to hear from current and past food-delivery workers about employment standards that should be in place. The survey asks workers and the public for their views on working conditions, and the benefits and challenges for app-based ride-hailing and food-delivery workers. “We’ve seen tremendous growth of the...

Rural Nelson could see hydro rates increase by 10 per cent

Rural residents in Nelson could see an increase on their hydro bills starting on Jan. 1 2023. Council voted unanimously on a motion to raise rural hydro consumption rates by 9.87 per cent, pending a decision by the BC Utilities Commission. According to Nelson Hydro, the increase could translate into an...

Interior Health adds financial incentives to address Grand Forks staffing

Interior Health has introduced new financial incentives to address critical staffing issues in Grand Forks. IH officials said this is available to frontline workers at Boundary District Hospital, Hardy View Lodge long-term care home and community settings such as home support and mental health substance use services. "Grand Forks faces unique...

Payphones on their way out in West Kootenay

Dropping quarters to make a call will soon be a thing of the past, as the end of the payphone era in the West Kootenay/Boundary draws near. Only a handful of payphones remain in service in the region and those ones won't be around much longer either, according to Telus. "There's...

Environmental delays postpone Selous Creek wildfire project

A project to reduce the risk of wildfire near Nelson is taking longer than expected. The Selous Creek wildfire reduction project has experienced a delay due to weather conditions and is now scheduled to have the manual hand treatment phase completed in the spring.  “Unfortunately it began to snow at the...

Runners dash from Nelson to Trail for Movember

What would it take to get you to run from Nelson to Trail in one day in sub-zero temperatures? For members of the Nelson and Rossland run clubs, raising money for the Movember challenge was reason enough. On Saturday, four of them set out from Lakeside Park in Nelson, planning to...
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