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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 25 2017

Nelson Police Department is asking for public assistance in locating a Nelson man missing since early June.

Darwen Greyeyes, 55, was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on (Sunday) June 4, 2017.

"He was last seen in the 200 block of Anderson Street in Nelson," said Nelson Police Sergeant Dino Falcone in a media release Sunday. "Mr. Greyeyes is a 55-year-old First Nations male (who is) 5-foot 9 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 22 2017

RCMP Senior Media Relations Officer Annie Linteau says the search for missing Crawford Bay teacher Alvin Dunic remains a mystery.

Linteau said members from Nelson Search and Rescue as well as Swift Water Teams from Kimberley, Oliver/Osoyoos and Penticton searched Crawford Creek this week again with no success.

“Swimmers in the water targeted areas using underwater cameras, sight tubes and probes,” Linteau said after improved clarity and lower water levels allowed searchers to return to the scene Monday where Dunic was last seen.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

Heritage structures are physical reminders of our communities’ pasts. They may represent community-defining businesses that have come and gone, or early ways of life that no longer exist. They may stand alone as singular examples or be part of a string of historic structures that add interest to a neighbourhood.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 21 2017

The City of Grand Forks announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with its union workers following two days of bargaining.

Mayor Frank Konrad said the agreement with CUPE Local 4728 is for four plus years.

“I’m pleased that everything worked out so well, and I’m very happy with the results for the corporation and CUPE members," Konrad said in a media release.

Konrad said management and the Union worked together to find new terms that saw a unanimous ratification by the Union and by Council.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk said Friday, the search for missing teacher Alvin Dunic will resume Monday (June 19th).

The 57-year-old Crawford Bay Elementary School teacher was reported missing Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. after leaving the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area.

Moskaluk said since suspension of the search effort to locate 57 year old on June 4th, 2017, the water levels in Crawford Creek have been closely monitored and have now receded sufficiently for search efforts to resume.

By John Boivin on Tuesday May 16 2017

BC Hydro officials say they’re not forecasting flooding along the Columbia River system in the Kootenays this year- but admit it could come pretty close as they try to manage “unprecedented” runoff.

While Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are unlikely to see any floods from high water levels on the river system, Kootenay Lake itself may peak at a point where flooding becomes possible, officials told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 16 2017
Simplify, simplify, simplify.

City council has approved a new, single, simplified rate for transit, as recommended by a recent BC Transit Fare review, but it comes at a price.

A 25-cent price.

In order to simplify the West Kootenay Transit Committee’s existing fare structure, city council approved a rise in the single fare structure from $2 to $2.25, but Nelson students will be paying a lot less.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 07 2017

Each student must be registered for busing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. All riders from kindergarten to Grade 12 need to be registered annually, prior to the May 31 deadline, in order to have a guaranteed seat on the bus.

You will still be able to register after the deadline, however, there is no guarantee of a seat if you register your child after the deadline. Additional stops will not be added due to late registrations as we finalize our routes based on registration numbers.

By John Boivin on Sunday Apr 16 2017

Transit users in the West Kootenay will soon be able to travel from one end of the region to the other for the price of a single bus ticket.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has approved changes to simply the transit system’s structure, bringing in a single-zone system. While the price of a single ticket is going up slightly, it makes figuring the cost of getting from one point to another a lot simpler.

By Contributor on Monday Apr 10 2017

The Village of Salmo is pleased to announce that it has received $56,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program for a trail expansion project throughout the Salmo Valley.

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