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By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Dec 21 2019

Highway 3A/6 approximately 10 kilometers west of Nelson was reduced to single-lane traffic early Saturday morning after a pickup truck left the road near Taghum Shell Convenience Store.

The truck with at least one occupant skidded off the highway before 6 a.m., ending up in the ditch at the base of the rock bluff.

First responders from Beasley Fire Rescue were joined by Nelson Fire Rescue, BC Ambulance and RCMP attended the accident scene.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Dec 20 2019

The first legitimate green business has been given the go light from the city.

Nelson Cannabis Collective has been approved for a zoning amendment to allow for cannabis operation at 45 Government Road after city council finally adopted an amendment to the Zoning Bylaw.

With the purchase of the industrial property, the purpose of the project is to build an indoor cannabis cultivation facility, licensed by Health Canada to supply the legal cannabis market.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

Environment Canada continued its Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay for Friday.

Environment Canada said a strong Pacific frontal system continues to hammer the interior highway passes with heavy snow.

“Snow at times heavy will continue today, tonight, and into Saturday,” Environment Canada said  said. A”dditional snowfall amounts of 20 to 60 cm can be expected by Saturday afternoon.”

The public is urged to drive with caution as weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 18 2019

Students, parents, children, instructors, politicians, staff and the public joined together Wednesday afternoon to welcome a new campus-based child care centre at Selkirk College in Nelson.

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development made the announcement of the new child care centre that will provide 24 much-needed spaces for children, allowing parents attending the college to focus on their school work.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 17 2019

When the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team visits Nelson in late-January to take on the Kootenay Patricks for the Make A Change Canada charity game, a career pick-up hockey player will have the best seat in the house.

On January 23, Paul Major will celebrate his 70th birthday in memorable fashion when he pulls on the fabled Canadiens jersey and joins the alumni squad on defence. Signed up as one of the game’s “thrill of a lifetime” participants, Major will take a regular shift with former stars of the NHL.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 16 2019

Graduating students in the School of Business at Selkirk College put their education into action for a case competition focused on a northern Ontario First Nation.

Teams of students created mocked-up economic development plans for the Atikameksheng First Nation and presented their proposals to a panel of local judges that included Selkirk College’s Director of Finance Lareena Rilkoff, Grant Thornton lawyer Tara Perepolkin and Kootenay Career Development Society Finance Manager Richard Thomas.

By Katrine Conroy on Monday Dec 16 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $31,500 in capital project funding for two community organizations in Castlegar and Rossland. One $17,000 grant will go to the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Society to support sculpture infrastructure upgrades throughout the city. Another $14,500 grant will go to the Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society to support the purchase of a new snowmobile and groomer. These community organizations are two of 63 benefitting from the capital project grant, which funds upgrades to community facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 16 2019

By Jesse Cole, Nelson Daily Reporter

Those requiring eye surgery or eyecare treatment in Nelson will have to travel a little further in the New Year, as Nelson’s only Ophthalmologist plans to retire.

Dr Neville Maytom, who has spent the past 30 years practicing in the Kootenays, will be retiring from the Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) in February of 2020. Maytom will not be replaced but rather Ophthalmological services will be entirely based out of Trail, B.C.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 16 2019

Communities on both sides of Kootenay Lake are once again rolling out the "Welcome Mat" after Western Pacific Marine and BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) recently inked a tentative agreement to end the long running labour dispute that crippled the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

Our Ferry Matters, a local grassroots group advocating for safe, reliable and sustainable ferry service on Kootenay Lake during the three-month labour disruption, are excited an official agreement was reached that ended the labour dispute.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 12 2019

Selkirk Paving Ltd. is proving it’s more than just a paving company.

The Crescent Valley based company recent received the Community Service Award of Excellence 2019 by the BC Government at the BC Highways Awards ceremony for its positive contributions to the communities the company serves.

“Congratulations to Selkirk Paving on the outstanding community service they have provided to their community,”  a BC Government spokesperson said.