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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 07 2020

Thursday, in the northcentral BC, RCMP arrested six people for obstruction as police enforced a court-ordered injunction at the controversial LNG pipeline through the Wet’suwet’en territory.

"On February 6, 2020, the RCMP access control checkpoint at the 27 km mark of the Morice West Forest Service Road became the start-point for an RCMP exclusion zone to conduct enforcement action of the BC Supreme Court injunction," the RCMP media release said.

By Contributor on Thursday Feb 06 2020

What comes After Eden? Visual and performance artist Stephanie Kellett and sound artist Robert Livingood explore this question in a multi-media exhibition at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar.

Kellett and Livingood are life partners as well as artistic partners, based in Nelson, the pair has travelled on several occasions to central and northern BC and Yukon, spending months in the wilderness. In their most recent two excursions to the sub Arctic, they came across very little wildlife and crisp, dry tundra.

By RDKB on Thursday Feb 06 2020

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) has received $6,591 worth of high-powered LED flashlights from Retriev Technologies in Trail to assist firefighters on the job. The 25 specialized Streamlight Survivor rechargeable flashlights were delivered this week complete with chargers and will be installed in firetrucks in Rossland, Warfield, Genelle, Montrose and Fruitvale.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 06 2020

Third-year students in the Selkirk College Nursing Program are helping lead the charge to bring awareness and raise funds for hungry, homeless and hurting people in West Kootenay communities.

Since 2011, Coldest Night of the Year walks have been held across Canada where millions of dollars have been raised for local charities serving some of the most vulnerable people. Students in the Nursing Program have been helping organizers hit their fundraising mark in Nelson and Castlegar since 2016, and will once again be on the frontlines on Saturday, Feb. 22.

By CBT on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

Twenty-nine projects throughout the Columbia Basin will help address the health of local species and spaces, from swallows and salmon to wetlands and forests through research, restoration and education. The projects are being supported with nearly $820,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Environment Grants.

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers' Market is bringing the runway to you this weekend with a heart-warming event that raises funds for low-income families, seniors, and expectant moms.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

The journey for learners at Selkirk College is not one taken alone. Through the kindness of donors, students in all programs benefit from needs-based bursaries that help ease financial pressure and bolster final outcomes.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Feb 05 2020

The month of January proved to be a very active start to 2020 as a series of more than a dozen Pacific frontal systems passed over the area said the Southeast Fire Centre in its monthly weather bulletin.

Fire Weather Forecaster Jesse Ellis said in a media synopsis that not only did January see nearly double the normal amount of rain as well as nearly double the normal amount of snow, but it also set a new-record for the most days in a month with measurable precipitation — 26. 

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 04 2020

The New Year has seen Trail police dealing with many substance-related traffic calls, with nine instances in the past two weeks alone, according to Acting Sgt. Devon Reid. He said the list of files is as follows:

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 04 2020

Two sightings of a 'suspcious man' have led police to encourage parents to discuss strager danger with their children, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

"On Feb. 3, Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that on two occasions over the previous week, a suspicious looking male wearing all black was reported in the wooded area near Webster School in Warfield," he said.