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By Llora McTeer on Wednesday Oct 30 2019

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, cadets from 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and 531 City of Trail Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron were invited to attend Exercise Sapper Crucible II, a Demolitions Exercise, with the 44th  Engineer Squadron in Trail, and other members of the 39th  Brigade from the Lower Mainland.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 30 2019

There may be some movement in the contract dispute between the two parties involved in the Kootenay Lake Ferry dispute after a representative from the BC Government and Service Employees Union said the employer, Western Pacific Marine has agreed to return to the bargaining table.

The union rep said, however, a date to return to bargaining hasn’t been confirmed yet.

This news comes after a tentative agreement was reached last week between the BCGEU and Waterbridge Ferries and Waterbridge Equipment, operators of Arrow Lake, Adams Lake and Francois Lake ferries.

By Trail Champion on Monday Oct 28 2019

A preliminary inquiry is slated to for November after the 2017 slaying of Hrold Paddock, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Aug. 22, 2017, around 5 a.m. Harold Paddock (78) was assaulted in downtown Trail, in which the injuries he received allegedly ultimately resulted in his death. On January 17, 2019, Joel Anderson (28) was charged with Second Degree Murder contrary to Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada in the death of Harold Paddock. 

By Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

With 2019 on track to be a record year for mushroom poisoning calls, the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) Drug and Poison Information Centre is urging British Columbians to use extreme caution when foraging or consuming wild mushrooms.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

Students, teachers, and non profits in the West Kootenay/Okanagan could get a $10,000 grant this fall.

Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada, and TELUS STORYHIVE have joined forces, offering 10 grants to schools, teachers and organizations that work with youth.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 28 2019

Due to overcrowding on public transportation between Nelson and Castlegar, Selkirk College is now offering a free shuttle bus to students.

BC Transit buses traveling during peak class times on Mondays and Wednesdays have been packed to the point of no longer being able to pick up passengers along the regular Highway 3A route. This means students and the public have been left stranded at the side of the road not able to reach their destination.

By Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired defenseman Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles

By Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Supreme Court of Canada said it will hear the case involving Sinixt First Nation, Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, said in a media release Thursday.

Cawston said the court has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx (Sinixt/Arrow Lakes) people, including sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx or Arrow Lakes members of the CCT, have the right to hunt in their traditional territory in Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 24 2019

Kootenay Lake ferry users refuse to give up.

A group of calling themselves Our Ferry Matters is planning a second Unity Sailing rally Saturday starting at 1 p.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

With both union and management sides dug in, and no end in sight of a new contract that would end weeks of ferry disruptions, the group hopes to keep the pressure on all parties involved in the dispute.