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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 18 2017

Nelson Boxing Club is hosting another Fight Night Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

Jesse Pineiro of the Nelson Boxing Club said there are 10 bouts on the card, with fighters coming from Cranbrook, Calgary, Revelstoke, Kelowna, Victoria and host Nelson.

Nelson fighters include Riel Martinez, Samson Berkeley, Elias Martinez, Brayden Hellekson, Kenny Stanton, Max Berkeley...

by Rossland Telegraph on Thursday May 18 2017

Rossland Summit School (RSS) teacher Laura Jackman confesses that her husband is feeling a bit neglected these days.  Laura Mackay says she has hardly seen husband Don Liszt recently -- "He's been working twelve-hour days!"  Signs of marital discord?  No -- just hard work, dedication and intense community involvement.

Jackman appeared as a delegation before Rossland City Council at its...

by Trail Champion on Thursday May 18 2017

The Trail and Greater RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in looking for anyone who

witnessed a Seadoo accident in the Columbia river in Trail on May 9 at approximately 6 p.m.

Three males were on a Seadoo at this time in the river near the Sunningdale / Gyro Park area. An incident occurred causing all three males to be be thrown into the water.

Two males were rescued...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 17 2017

On May 13, the cadets of 581 City of Castlegar Air Cadet squadron went flying from the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The cadets were flown in the bright blue and yellow Cessna 182s that are usually used for towing the Air Cadet Glider aircraft.

The cadets explored the Castlegar area from the air and were taught the basics of aircraft control. This fall, the cadets will be...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

The Robson Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) has received the Al Lonneberg Fire Safety Public Education Award – an honour bestowed annually to the volunteer fire department that initiates the greatest effort in its community to fight fires pre-ignition.

The Department received the award on the weekend of April 28thwhen hundreds of firefighters from around the Province gathered in Grand...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

Children are beautiful.  They embody our hopes for the future. Does that mean that girls and women should be forbidden access to sex education and family planning?  

Following the Women's March on Washington and supporting marches in thousands of centres internationally, women's rights and their health and well-being globally took a severe blow.

The new US...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday May 17 2017

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy in place making a clear commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of vital importance,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “This is an important step in letting everyone know that there is zero tolerance for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 16 2017

BC Seniors organizers are adding another event to the popular 55-plus Games with the introduction of Women’s 7-A-Side Soccer beginning this year in Vernon.

So all those 55-plus female players, dig out the cleats and start training.

“If you’re still an active soccer player, or used to play and can dig out some cleats, come join us for some friendly competition and lots of fun and...

by John Boivin on Tuesday May 16 2017

BC Hydro officials say they’re not forecasting flooding along the Columbia River system in the Kootenays this year- but admit it could come pretty close as they try to manage “unprecedented” runoff.

While Nelson, Castlegar and Trail are unlikely to see any floods from high water levels on the river system, Kootenay Lake itself may peak at a point where flooding becomes possible,...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday May 16 2017
Simplify, simplify, simplify.

City council has approved a new, single, simplified rate for transit, as recommended by a recent BC Transit Fare review, but it comes at a price.

A 25-cent price.

In order to simplify the West Kootenay Transit Committee’s existing fare structure, city council approved a rise in the single fare structure from $2 to $2.25, but...

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