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By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 02 2019

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College has just released the 2019 Snapshot Report, a region wide check-up that investigates economic, social, environmental and cultural indicators for the Columbia-Basin Boundary.

By Contributor on Friday Nov 29 2019

Kootenay Carshare is going Electric.

The local Carshare Cooperative is celebrated the addition of two Hyundai KONAs to the fleet of member owned vehicles, Friday at the Kootenay Co-op in Nelson where members were able to jump in for a sit inside.

KONA is the first electric sub-compact SUV in Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 28 2019

In a media release Thursday, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) said ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine reached a tentative agreement in a contract dispute that caused disruptions to communities on both sides of Kootenay Lake for the past three months.

The union said the tentative agreement was arrived between the two parties on Tuesday, November 26th after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse.

By Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Nov 28 2019

Today, in Ottawa, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that MP Richard Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) would return as Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet. Cannings has also been appointed Deputy Critic for Transport.

By Contributor on Thursday Nov 28 2019

Impaired driving enforcement is a national priority and BC RCMP Traffic Services and its partners support this priority by increasing enforcement efforts across the Province to stop impaired drivers this holiday season.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 28 2019

The roof of Selkirk College’s main building on the Castlegar Campus has been transformed as the regional post-secondary focuses on a future less reliant on non-renewable energy sources.

By Michael Jessen on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

“What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science.” – Greta Thunberg, age 16

“We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.” – Jane Fonda, age 81

The word science comes from the Latin scientia meaning knowledge, especially knowledge based on verifiable and reproducible data.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

A foot chase along Columbia Avenue has led to the arrest and detention of a Trail man, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 27 2019

Days after the United Nations raised yet another red flag in the climate change crusade, Fridays for Future Nelson will hold a rally, complete with clothing swap and march through the downtown core, Friday, November 29th.

The event set is for the streets of Nelson on Black Friday, the day after American Thanksgiving where retailers, both in Canada and U.S., offer deep discounts on a limited supply of products.

Organizers are planning to include a clothing swap to highlight the massive environmental impacts of consumerism and the fast fashion industry.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 25 2019

Hockey fans far and wide are well aware the Montreal Canadiens Alumni will be in Nelson in January 2020 to meet the Kootenay Patricks as part of the Make A Change Canada Charity Hockey Game.

Now, organizers have announced the roster of local players lacing up the skates to meet the Canadiens Alumni squad.

Leading the Patricks, consisting of ex-NHLers, NCAA players and local junior grads, from behind the bench is former NHLer Mike Laughton. Back in 1967, Laughton was a member of the Oakland Golden Seals who took to the ice against the Canadiens.