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By John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing opportunity where people work, it opens up innovation immensely,” says BCIC President and CEO Carl Anderson. He says the personal connections are crucial.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 18 2017

RCMP put a stop to a pair of significant marijuana grow-ops last month in the Slocan Valley police said in a media release Monday.

The two busts came within a few days during mid-August.

The first seizure happened on (Tuesday) September 12 when police executed a search warrant at property on Highway 6 near Winlaw.

“One female was arrested at the property and more that 400 very large marijuana plants were located along with marijuana bud and various marihuana products,” the RCMP release said.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, the

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 17 2017

This can't be happening.

But Environment Canada is not mincing any words when it issued a Special Weather Statement Sunday for Highway 3, the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"We expect the first taste of winter at higher elevations tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC," the Enivronment Canada Weather Statement said.

By John Boivin on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Water managers across the region say despite the two-month-old drought that’s gripped the Boundary and Kootenay areas, community and regional water supplies remain stable.

“Surprisingly, we’ve had no problems yet,” says Uli Wolf, the general manager for environmental services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The creeks we are monitoring for water supply have held up reasonably well.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

The suspect sought for an early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson that netted thieves stolen items and caused damage to the tune of $30,000 is believed to be the same man involved in a car accident on Highway 3 east of Hope Monday afternoon — an accident that left a 35-year-old mother of four dead at the scene.

Sergeant Nate Holt of the Nelson Police Department confirms the suspect does have ties to the Nelson area, and is well-known to police.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

On Sept. 7, Castlegar RCMP arrested 35-year-old Brandon Malkinson of Nelson in relation to this break and enter/assault matter (see coverage below). He was held in custody until his court appearance on Sept. 11, and on that date he was found guilty of two counts of break-and-enter, assault, and breach of probation, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

The Selkirk College Saints are back on the ice in preparation for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but before players set their sights on wins they are inviting community supporters to join them for an enjoyable day on the golf course.

The Fourth Annual Selkirk College Saints Golf Tournament tees off on September 17 at the Castlegar Golf Club. The four-person scramble is a terrific opportunity to enjoy some late season golf while helping pave the way to a successful season for the Saints.

By John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

People who were forced out of their homes by the Lemon Creek Fuel spill in 2013 are being asked to estimate what the evacuation cost them- and they’ve got until October 2 to do it.

About a dozen participants in the lawsuit met on Sunday night at the Slocan Park Community Hall to find out about the next step in the drawn-out search for compensation for the spill.

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