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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Nov 29 2022

And the Snowfall Warnings just keeping coming.

Residents in the Southern Interior are advised to brace for another Snowfall Warning after Environment Canada issued the alert for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass Tuesday afternoon.

Environment Canada said snowfall amounts of 25 cm is expected beginning Tuesday and into Wednesday with heavy snow leading to poor travel conditions.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Nov 28 2022

This fall has been one of the worst human and bear conflict seasons on record, according to a Nelson non-profit group dedicated to reducing the encounters.

The Ursa Project (Society) members felt the fate of the 2022 fall season was fitted with two facts that underlined why it was deemed such a bad year for battles with bruins in Nelson.

“With climate change impacting bear’s natural food sources, bears have no choice but to seek out alternate food sources in human populated territories,” the society noted in a “group” interview on the matter. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Nov 26 2022

The song might remain the same but the tune has changed as COVID-19 cases decrease in Nelson and area but another fall virus is making its way through the population.

Although the number of COVID-19 cases has been on the decline, infection rates remain high with other respiratory viruses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The increase of the virus isn’t a cause for alarm in Nelson and across the region, said Ashley Stewart, Interior Health A/team lead, communications and engagement.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Nov 25 2022

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) is seeking public assistance in locating Michael Mawley, who is a person of interest in a suspicious death investigation.

RCMP said that human remains were located after a suspicious fire on Saturday November 19, 2022, in the community of Kingsgate, BC at Mawley’s family residence.

Police said residents are asked to report any suspicious activity in that area to police immediately. and are requesting any dash cam or video footage from that area on November 19, 2022 between 5:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m MST.

By Valerie Rossi on Thursday Nov 24 2022

The spirit of the season is lighting up Waneta Plaza in Trail, where volunteers-turned-elves are transforming the north end of the mall into a Christmas village.

Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market presents The Early Bird Christmas Market this weekend, and The Last Minute Christmas Market on the second weekend of December, offering you plenty of opportunity to get your holiday shopping done, even if you’re late to the party. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Nov 24 2022

Nelson RCMP is currently searching for four suspects who fired a rifle at a person Wednesday night near Rover Creek Service Road in Blewett.

In a media release Thursday, Nelson RCMP said officers are trying to identify the four suspects who were seen leaving the crime scene in a white coloured pick-up truck with a plow attached.

RCMP said officers received a complaint at approximately 7:13 p.m. Wednesday that four unknown male suspects were seen near a white camper trailer on Rover Creek Road armed with a rifle.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Nov 24 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to a one-time cost-of-living rebate through Nelson Hydro.

The city-owned utility is extending the credit on electricity bills as part of a Province of B.C. initiative to address the impacts of global inflation on families and small businesses in B.C. 

What it means is that people who are customers of the local utility will receive a $100 credit on their first electricity bill in the new year. However, only one credit is available per residential customer, regardless of the number of accounts each customer holds.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Nov 23 2022

A Meadow Creek man is facing numerous charges following a police chase Monday in the North Kootenay Lake community Kaslo RCMP said in a media release Wednesday.

The incident started in the early hours of Friday, November 18th when RCMP received a call of a person pouring a substance from a jerry can into vehicles parked in their driveway.

The local couple observed the person on their surveillance camera, who appeared to be wearing a respirator and HAZMAT suit.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Nov 22 2022

Environment Canada has issued at Snowfall Warning Tuesday for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is forecast for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass as well as Coquihalla Summit, Rogers Pass, North and West Columbia including Blue River and Revelstoke especially to the west of Revelstoke.

Environment Canada said snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm with low visibility in heavy snow is expected from now through early Wednesday.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Nov 22 2022

A new 45-kilometre active transportation route between Nelson and Castlegar will be investigated at the regional district level.

The latest model of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved a feasibility study at its Nov 17 meeting for the route — through five electoral areas — that connects two of the West Kootenay’s biggest communities, as well as “parks, college campuses, schools, places of employment, goods and services and various neighbourhoods.”

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