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I was 14 when North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950. As an adolescent, I was more preoccupied with puberty-related personal issues than politics. But when Canada sent military personnel as part of a UN effort, I religiously followed the battle lines. Every day the local paper’s front page...
UPDATED:  Rossland City Council officially announced Scott Forsyth’s resignation from Council in its January 8 “Council Connects” newsletter. There will be a by-election, and the date has been tentatively set for April 4. For more details, be sure to read the "Council...

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The Columbia Basin Trust board has elected a new chairperson to replace retiring Rick Jensen a media release said Monday.

Columbia Basin Trust announced that Jocelyn Carver has been elected Chair of the board.

CBT also announced that David Raven has been elected Vice-Chair and Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo is joining the board as a director.

“Ever since I moved...

Following 18 months of lobbying and letter writing, a portion of the land around Nelson’s beloved Cottonwood Lake has been saved from clear cut logging.

However, the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) will not rest until all of the remaining 67 percent of the prized parcel — roughly 121 acres located on the steep old growth slopes directly above the lake — has been preserved....

Organizers of Make A Change Canada Nelson got more than they bargained for when a sellout crowd took to the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena Thursday night to watch the Montreal Canadiens alumni in action against the Kootenay Patricks.

The game not only treated the more than 1,400 fans in attendance, but also raised money for Make A Change Canada Nelson, a local charity that...

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding the coronavirus in Ontario:

"We can confirm that a resident of Ontario is presumed positive for the novel coronavirus that arose late last year in Wuhan, China.

"To date, there have been no cases of illness caused by the novel...

Fentanyl use by people who use drugs in B.C. has doubled since 2015, and two-thirds of people are aware they’ve taken it, finds new research from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The findings point to the importance of taking comprehensive measures to reduce the risk for people who take the powerful opioid knowingly or unknowingly. The study is based on 2018 data collected...