Three for three: referendums in three electoral areas pass on major borrowing

Three referendums for major purchases for three rural electoral areas managed to receive voter assent, despite a low voter turnout. Less than four per cent of the total voters turned out in Regional District of Central Kootenay’s North Shore, Slocan Valley and Tarrys and Pass Creek on Dec. 2 referendums for fire protection service loan […]

Home run: City approves policy amendment for youth baseball usage of Lions Park

The City is stepping up to the plate to help knock home several long-standing issues for youth baseball and adult slo-pitch. An amendment proposed for the Sports Field User Policy — that identifies guidelines for the allocation and management of City sports fields — could see “fairer access” to the City’s sport fields, Lakeside and […]

Blaze destroys Trail home

Nineteen firefighters responded to a structure fire at 138 Reservoir Road in Trail during the wee hours of Monday morning. Upon arrival at 2:20 a.m., they found a fully-involved blaze, which they knocked down rapidly, thus preventing its threat to other adjacent homes and structures. By 4:08 a.m., the fire was completely under control. In […]

Storm warning for Highway 3,Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

The atmospheric river that slammed the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island is making its way to the Boundary/West Kootenay region. Environment Canada has issued a Rainfall Warning for Highway 3,Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass as a prolonged period of heavy rain continues. “Now through Thursday morning . . . total rainfall (between) 75 to 100 […]

An ode to a Canadian hero: 99 years old and still flying high

Ed. note: I tried to rewrite this to make it more ‘newsy’. Oh, the hubris. I should know better than to second-guess my Dad and his wife (and co-author of this article, Elaine). At any rate, it’s a super-neat story I hope you enjoy. My late wife, Betty, and I retired to a coastal village […]

Fatal snowmobile incident near Revelstoke

On Dec. 2, at 5:40 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP were notified of a missing snowmobiler on Boulder Mountain, near Revelstoke, according to an RCMP press release issued Dec. 4 The release said the 27-year-old man from Quebec was snowmobiling with a group when he became separated. He had tried to radio to his group his […]

Delay in onset of winter causes extension of WildSafeBC program

A delay in the full weight of winter has brought on a suspension in hibernation for the region’s bear population, prompting the extension of the WildSafeBC Nelson program. The WildSafeBC Nelson program has been extended to Dec. 22, said WildSafeBC Nelson community coordinator Lisa Thomson in an email statement. “Traditionally, the program season goes into […]

Hitting on housing: local group begins advancing work on building housing units

The search is on in the region for land to develop and build non-market, affordable, workforce housing units. Led by the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) and M’akola — including Community Futures, the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce — the group has drafted a Greater Nelson Housing Entity Study which is now […]

What a difference nine months makes: unemployment jumps in Kootenay region

In less than nine months the Kootenay region went from the lowest unemployment rate in B.C. to the highest, more than doubling in that time. In November, the Kootenay region recorded an unemployment rate of 6.9 per cent, more than one per cent higher than the rate in October (5.7 per cent), and up significantly […]

Rekindle Rossland 2023 schedule of events

Join us for Rekindle on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Rossland, BC! There will be street vendors, an artisan market, carollers, a gift basket giveaway, free and fun activities, lots of in-store specials and SANTA! 𝟗:𝟎𝟎-𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Yoga at Madhu Collective in support of the Rossland Food Bank. Please bring a food item to donate. 𝟏𝟎:𝟎𝟎: -Event […]

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