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By Bob Hall on Thursday Jul 19 2018

In establishing the gold standard in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) over the last few years, the success of Selkirk College Saints program can be attributed to a work ethic that mirrors the region the team calls home.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 18 2018

In a media release Wednesday, the provincial government announced as part of the Kootenay Lake Action Plan to recover kokanee stocks, some bull trout will be removed from the Duncan River, below the Duncan Dam, this summer.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said actions to recover kokanee stocks in Kootenay Lake include continued stocking of kokanee eggs, increasing angling opportunities for bull trout, and removing bull trout from the Kaslo/Keen and Hamill creeks in early fall.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Now celebrating its tenth year, the BC SPCA’s Wildlife-in-Focus Photography Contest is officially open for entries. Whether the subjects are in your own backyard, foraging for food in rivers, or exploring B.C.’s beautiful forests, amateur photographers at least 14 years of age are invited to send in their work. The contest runs until Sept. 15.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 17 2018

Filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) brings his new film EVOLUTION of ORGANIC to the Castle Theatre on Monday, July 23 at 8 p.m.

This film tells the story of organic agriculture, in the words of those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Jul 15 2018

“The whale represents all living creatures. They’re so precious, they’re so wonderful, just like this universe is, like this planet is, and like you are. We have to never forget that. You’re part of it. We’re here for a reason and that’s to make sure this universe stays beautiful and wonderful and brilliant. And it’s so important to remember how precious life is.” – Charlie Haden

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jul 15 2018

Not only has the recently completed South Slocan Overhead highway construction project removed many dangers away from driving Highway 3A/6 for daily commuters near Slocan Village Road, but the new pedestrian/cycling tunnel is now more eye-catching than ever thanks to a mural project coordinated by local artist Peter Vogelaar.

The aging structure, built in the early 1960s west of Nelson, was replaced with road fill for improved safety, efficiency and better trail access for users of the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail, which runs under the road.

By Contributor on Sunday Jul 15 2018

With people increasingly glued to phones and computers, a walk in the park might be exactly what the doctor ordered. But on July 21st they’ll be doing more than just ordering it: they are going out there and leading it. “We want to send a clear message about how important it is to get outside, and the best way to do that is to actually go out and share the experience,” says Dr.

Melissa Lem, one of the 100 doctors and health care providers who will be leading walks in 100 parks across the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 12 2018

Environment Canada has removed Boundary, West Kootenay regions from the Special Weather Statement issued Thursday.

The cold front that is expected to sweep across the southern interior Friday evening will bring wins to the Okanagan and Nicola regions of the province.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jul 12 2018

The BC Coroner’s Service is investigating the death of a Trail man after a climbing incident above the Trail Regional Hospital yesterday afternoon.

“I can confirm we are in the early stages of our investigation involving a male in his 30s from Trail,” said Communications Manager Andy Watson in a phone interview Thursday. “Due to the privacy of the deceased, we will not be releasing or confirming identity (per the Coroners Act and provincial privacy legislation).”

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 12 2018

Residents may find themselves confusedly trying to understand who’s at the helm of our local police detachments, as RCMP work to manage staff shortages and attrition while still providing optimal service delivery.

In Castlegar, Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew retired June 6, leaving now-Acting Sgt. Brett Turner at the helm for the time being. However, in August, former Trail Top Cop Sgt. Darren Oelke will be taking over as NCO/ic of Castlegar.