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By Contributor on Friday Feb 16 2018

A series of winter storms since the start of the year have created a complex snowpack in many of British Columbia’s backcountry recreation areas.

There is considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches, and search-and-rescue teams have responded to more than 160 incidents since Jan. 1, 2018.

Environment Canada is tracking a storm that could potentially bring snow to the South Coast and the Southern Interior this weekend, followed by a sharp decrease in temperature that will affect much of the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 15 2018

Business continues to be on the rise for Kaslo Sourdough after local bakery recently joined 10 other organizations receiving funding to support innovative products in British Columbia’s agriculture and processed food and beverage sectors.

The family-owned operation, that uses ancient sourdough fermentation technology to create pasta, has been baking their sourdough bread for customers in the Kootenay region since 1993.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 15 2018

Even with the recent taste of spring-like weather it's obvious Old Man Winter just doesn't want to leave quite yet as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the southern interior of BC.

Environment Canada said a significant snowfall followed by a strong surge of arctic air is in store this weekend.

"A strong Pacific low pressure system will move eastward across Washington State on Saturday," Environment Canada said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

Grand Forks RCMP are recommending numerous charges after a male took police on a chase that ended in Midway late Tuesday night.

In a media release Wednesday, police said the eight-hour chase started at approximately 3 p.m. in Grand Forks near the Interfor mill.

Police said the complainant was able to provide a description of a suspect and vehicle the suspect was operating.

“A short time later Grand Forks RCMP members attempted to stop the vehicle on Central Avenue in Grand Forks, but the vehicle fled westbound on Highway #3 towards Greenwood,” police said.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

Basketball officials throughout the province are at is again, joining forces to raise money and awareness to its Pink Whistle Campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs during the month of February strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"There's a lot of us in our association that have been dealt the pain cancer can deliver," Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Feb 10 2018

A 35-year-old Winlaw resident is happy to be drying off and warming up after spending a night outside, according to RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Feb 09 2018

The majority of survey respondents in Castlegar and area have voted for Complex upgrades estimated to cost $32,370,000 (Option B. For more information about facility options, visit https://myactivityhub.ca/the-project/facility-options/ ).

In a press release issued today, the RDCK indicated that almost 1,200 households completed the survey, with 62 per cent saying they would support Option B (see below for specific details) in a referendum, and 38 per cent saying they would not.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 09 2018

Backcountry enthusiasts eager to spend some time out in the wilderness this BC Family Day weekend should pay attention to a Special Public Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada.

Avalanche Canada issued the Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12.

The warning applies to the following regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Cariboos, and North Rockies.

By Contributor on Thursday Feb 08 2018


The BC government’s announcement to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour is good news for low-wage workers in BC but the long timeline will continue to keep workers in poverty for too long.

Following the recommendations from the first Fair Wages Commission report, the government will increase the minimum wage incrementally until reaching $15.20 in 2021.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 08 2018

A delegation from the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) attended Castlegar City Council Monday evening to discuss local road conditions and MoT’s Shift into Winter campaign.

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