On Feb. 23, Teck announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.
Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlining the reasons for the withdrawal. The letter is included below:
Letter to Minister Wilkinson
Earlier this year, the floating guidewall at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam was damaged. The guidewall is critical to ensure safe access into the navigational lock from Arrow Lakes Reservoir. At this time, work to repair the guidewall is still underway and the navigational lock remains closed for recreational use. We anticipate that the lock will return to normal operations in late May.
We recognize the inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and support while this work is completed.
For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting your ideas and efforts.
Now the Trust is inviting you to celebrate all that the people and communities of the Columbia Basin have accomplished together over the last quarter century, and to share your aspirations for the future.
“Such a significant part of the Trust’s creation 25 years ago was the incredible grassroots engagement undertaken with the people of the Basin,” said Johnny Strilaeff, Columbia Basin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer.
The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 47-year-old man in the Slocan Valley on October 8, 2019.
In an effort to advance the investigation, the deceased has been positively identified as Aaron Graham of Vallican.
"An autopsy has confirmed that Aaron’s death involved criminality," RCMP said in a media release.
The body of a woman missing since December 1, 2019, has been found Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday.
Nelson Police said the body of the woman, identified as Heather Gunderson, was recovered from a ravine below the spillway in Cottonwood Creek by Nelson Search and Rescue, Nelson Fire Rescue Thursday, February 20. Police blocked the exit lane from Highway 3A heading south to Highway 6 to execute the recovery late Thursday afternoon.
After completing a business degree and working in sales for a decade, Michael Greenfield was more than ready for a change. The mountains were calling, and answering that call led him to a new lifestyle and career that turned out to be exactly what he was looking for.
“I knew there was a high demand for carpentry work in the Kootenay region, and I thought it was a viable and interesting career for me to jump into,” he says.
"It was Greefield's sense of humour and attitude that caught the attention of Alan De Chezet, owner of Ruby Mountain Builders.
Slocan Lake RCMP continue to investigate a vehicle theft in the Rosebery area north of New Denver police said in a media release Monday.
Police said the investigation continues after Slocan Lake RCMP responded to a residence in the area of Rosebery for a report of a theft of vehicle in progress.
“At least two unidentified suspects entered the residential area in a lifted black diesel crew cab Ford F350 with a large brushed aluminum bumper, and allegedly gained access to white Ford F350 parked at a residence,” RCMP said in the media release.
Next month, due to several mitigating factors, The Salvation Army has decided to close the Thrift Store portion of its community services located at 601 Vernon Street, indefinitely.
Salvation Army Lieutenant Michelle Cale recently made the heartbreaking announcement that the final day door will open to the public is Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
BC Hydro would like to notify the public about changes to the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir that will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22:
· At 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, the discharge rate will increase from approximately 807 cubic metres per second (28,500 cubic feet per second) to about 850 cubic metres per second (30,000 cubic feet per second).
The body of a Slocan man has been found nearly a month after him being reported missing, according to RCMP Cpl. Jamie Moffat.
"On Feb.19, at approximately 2:30 p.m., RCMP responded to the area of the bridge near Main Street, in the Village of Slocan, after being informed by a pedestrian of the discovery of a deceased individual down an embankment, near the river bank," Moffat said.
"Slocan RCMP and the BC Coroners Service have identified the deceased as 65-year-old, Slocan resident, Douglas Morrison who was reported missing on Jan. 22, 2020.