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by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

A provincial freeze on electrical rates has allowed the city to smooth the annual spikes and bumps for its own utility, easing into one of the lowest proposed increases in several years.

Nelson Hydro delivered a “modified smoothing proposal” — first discussed at one of the city’s budget meetings in late November — that will cap the annual electrical rate increase at 2.25 per cent for a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 04 2017

Precipitation dominated the month of November in the West Kootenay said Jesse Ellis Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly synopsis.

Ellis said November started with a large accumulation of snow before mild Pacific flow took over to dominate the month with above-average temperatures and rain.

“Once the milder Pacific flow gained control by (November...

by Bob Hall on Monday Dec 04 2017

The Selkirk College Saints skate into the holiday break with visions of a 2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship dancing in their heads, but there’s still plenty of work to be done once the players return in early-January.

The Saints concluded the first semester of the BCIHL season with a split decision western road trip where they beat the University...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Dec 03 2017

The regional district has come to the aid of the Sinixt people as they continue to battle to avoid the “extinction” label the federal government has placed on them in Canada.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors has sent a letter to the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AAND) on behalf of the Sinixt people, the indigenous...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 03 2017

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program are earning an assist with an outdoor rink project that will bring a fittingly Canadian recreational outlet to residents in the Blewett region.

Supported by the Blewett Conservation Society (BCS) and Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), a pair of outdoor skating rinks will be constructed at the Morning Mountain...

by Murray Dobbin on Saturday Dec 02 2017

The revelations of the Paradise Papers, the earlier Panama Papers and numerous articles in the western mainstream and alternative media demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an increasingly obvious truth: global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet. The deliberate starvation of government, climate change, grotesque inequality, Dickensian working conditions,...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 01 2017

In a media releae, Interior Health (IH) it is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective (scheduled) total joint replacement surgeries.

The release said KBRH surgeons, who provide joint replacement surgeries,...

by Wayne Holmes on Friday Dec 01 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since he got his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 01 2017

The shoe appears to be on the other foot for Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall now that the NDP hold the power in the BC Legislature as special interest groups line up for a piece of the financial pie.

Tuesday, in Nelson, more than a dozen seniors staged a rally outside the office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, attempting secure additional funding for home care...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the Nov. 20head-on collision which occurred on Hwy 22 between Blueberry and Fairview.  

Castlegar Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew said they don't have reason to believe alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor, but they would like witnesses to help them determine exactly what happened..

"The 78-year-old driver involved...

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