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Twenty-one people charged with various drug trafficking offences in the West Kootenay/Boundary

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA “resource-intensive” investigation by the RCMP in the West Kootenay/Boundary region in the last four months has resulted in 21 people being charged with 43 drug trafficking offences. Members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes General Investigation Section embarked...

Snowy predictions and other fun for $2.99 a minute

Once upon a time our ancestors split one another open with roughly shaped stone hatchets in the interests of divining insights into future events.    Given our closer ties and more intimate connections to our physical environment back in the olden days, I’m of the mind that a fair bit of the sought after information revealed...

Jumbo updated contact information

Due to a cabinet shuffle on Monday, there are new contact people for the pending Jumbo Wild decision, advises a member of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.Coordinator David Reid said in wake of a pending decision on creating a “resort municipality” in the Jumbo Glacier Valley — to allow a 6,500-bed resort town — and the cabinet...

"My father is Li Gang" goes viral in China

 “My Father is Li Gang!” has become the most popular catchphrase in the Chinese Internet in the past few days. First of all, you may ask, who is Li Gang? Li Gang is the deputy director of the police department in the northern district of Baoding city, Hebei province.On October 16, a car accident took place in Hebei University,...

Rain dampens search volunteers but not their efforts

Volunteers assisted search and rescue teams in the third ground search for missing 24-year-old Owen Rooney in Grand Forks on Saturday in hopes of finding some clues in the disappearance of the Australian. Rooney has been missing for two-and-a-half months, and was last seen at the Boundary Hospital where he had been treated ...

Rural development institute established by CBT and Selkirk College

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Information is a great tool in the kit of any municipality, allowing it to forge policy, planning and decision-making. However, it is in short supply for resource-starved rural governments in the West Kootenay. That will change after the announcement Saturday afternoon of an eight-year...

Nelson and area set to win in Waneta expansion

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Nelson is guaranteed a share in the over 400 new jobs created in the Waneta Dam expansion on the Pend d’Oreille River, says the Columbia Basin Trust’s vice president of investments.Johnny Strilaeff said a prescription is in place to ensure that 85 per cent of the new jobs will come from ...

The Demon Fires of Columbia Avenue: 1927 and 1929

With the 30th anniversary of the MacLean School fire coming up in February, I thought I’d do a series of retrospectives of other fires in Rossland’s past - and there are plenty to choose from. The history of the Mountain Kingdom is riddled with devastating fires. The first major one, occurring in 1902, saw the entire block ...

Bieber fever hits Rossland teen

Oh no! Say it isn’t so. Justin Bieber is getting engaged!   Admittedly, the tween-aged hearthrob may not know it — yet.   If mega fan Brittanie Catalano has her way, it’s the way things are going to go after Tuesday’s concert at Rogers Arena. Ever since her friend Roni introduced her to the singer’s song “One Time,” Catalano...

Rossland Aims to Attract Nomads

The City ofRossland hopes to build on its frontier heritage by attracting modern-day prospectors, who troll the Internet for their 'nuggets'. These "Nomadic Entrepreneurs" may hold the key to building its business base, according to a report issued today by the Rossland Economic Development Task Force (EDTF).    Rossland Mayor...

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