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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 31 2017

Smoke from wildfires in BC and south of the 49th parallel has forced Environment Canada to amend the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Monday August 28 due to changing conditions.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Police have seized a massive amount of drugs near Salmo yesterday, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

“Early yesterday afternoon, police officers from West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and

West Kootenay Traffic Services conducted a road check on Highway 3B near the Village of Salmo and stopped a Honda Accord driven by a 27-year-old male from Red Deer,” Badry said in a press release issued Wednesday.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

Join Robson Fire Fighters on Labour Day Long Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, as they host the fourth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.   Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 30 2017

An ongoing historical sexual assault investigation generated by the Victoria Police Dept, has prompted the Nakusp RCMP to canvas its community for the possibility and existence of other victims in the Nakusp/East Kootenay area.

In August of 2016, the Victoria Police arrested then 70-year-old Harry Charles Sadd of Victoria, in connection with a series of alleged sexual assaults which took place from the mid-60s and onwards to the 70s.

By Contributor on Monday Aug 28 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities has amended the area covered by the Smoky Skies Bulletin that was last updated on Sunday August 27 due to changing smoke conditions.

By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Aug 27 2017

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

Her book on the Columbia River Treaty, A River Captured, was released in 2016. Recently, her travelling exhibit on the Columbia River Treaty, curated for Touchstones Nelson, won a national award from the Canadian Museum Association.

Pearkes has agreed to help readers understand the importance of the Columbia River Treaty to the region with another edition of River Talk.

By Contributor on Sunday Aug 27 2017

The West Kootenay EcoSociety is hosting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Conference in Castlegar at the Community Complex on (Thursday to Saturday) September 7-9.

By CBT on Thursday Aug 24 2017

Columbia Basin residents and communities benefitted from nearly $39 million in programs and services through Columbia Basin Trust, as released in its 2016/17 Annual Service Plan Report this week. The Trust also invested $10 million in new business loans and commercial properties.

By City of Trail on Thursday Aug 24 2017

The City of Trail and the Trail Historical Society (THS) are pleased to announce that the operations, management and staffing of the museum and archives will become the responsibility of the City of Trail, effective September 1, 2017.  This new operating structure aligns with the opening of the Riverfront Centre in early 2018 and transfers Sarah Benson’s current THS role of Director, Museum and Archives to a new City position of Museum and Archives Manager. Ms.

By Dermod Travis on Thursday Aug 24 2017

B.C.'s 2017 election will go down in the history books and in more ways than one.

The province’s closest election also turned out to be its most expensive.

While the final numbers will increase as a few stragglers report and additional candidate spending is tacked on, the B.C. Green party spent $905,000 on its campaign, the NDP $7.9 million and the B.C. Liberal party $13.6 million, for a grand total of $20.3 million.

In the 2014 Quebec election, the four parties represented in the National Assembly – and their combined 495 candidates – spent $17.4 million.