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by Contributor on Friday May 07 2021

An altercation between logging contractors and activists in the Walbran Valley this week where an Indigenous man was allegedly assaulted and racial slurs hurled at protesters is being condemned as “completely unacceptable” by the company and First Nation that own the forestry tenure.

Huumiis Ventures, a Huu-ay-aht First Nation company, and Western Forest Products issued a joint...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 30 2021

The Nelson & District Credit Union, with branches in Nelson, Rossland and the East Shore of Kootenay Lake, also distributed close to $110,000 to community organizations within the West Kootenay region.

“Thanks to the efforts of your NDCU team during unprecedented times, I am proud to report that we had a strong year,” said Tom Murray, CEO of NDCU.

“Earnings...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 27 2021

An incident at Teck yesterday led to a temporary traffic interruption, which in turn led to several posts on social media with residents asking what was going on.

Jayne Garry, Community Relations Leader for Teck Trail Operations, responded to an email query about the event. as follows:

  • Teck Trail Operations reported a small ammonia leak inside its Fertilizer Operations on...
by Sara Golling on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

Tax rates and Five Year Plan;  moving a garden;  new art;  Mid-town Transition Project tender awarded;  pool times; more Disc Golf;  juggling ice time;  please don’t poison the bees; and the full RDKB report

Present for both meetings:  Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Chris Bowman, Janice Nightingale...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

As Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) prepares for its 70th Annual General Meeting, planned as a virtual online event, the Credit Union released financial results for 2020.

The past year’s high points were growth in assets, members’ deposits and comprehensive income, while also distributing close to $110,000 to community organizations within its service area.

Highlights:...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

[Editor's note:  the map accessed by the link at the beginning of the fourth paragraph from the bottom takes a long time to load, but provides sobering information about the state of BC's forests.]

Anyone who’s read the book I wrote with Wayne Grady,...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021, the final qualifying event will take place and feature solely women entrepreneurs.

Put on by the ...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

An incident Sunday at Teck had Trail residents concerned and curious as to what was happening, leading to a variety of Facebook conversations speculating on the matter.

Teck’s Community Engagement Leader, Carol Vanelli Worosz, cleared up the matter with the Trail Champion.

“On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at approximately 9 p.m., there was an operating disruption at the No.1...

by CBT on Monday Apr 05 2021

At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.

When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.

Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 27 2021

Teck Coal Limited was ordered to pay a total of $60 million in fines and monetary court orders Friday March 26, 2021, after a guilty plea was entered on two counts of unlawfully depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, contrary to s. 36(3) of the Fisheries Act. In addition to the penalty, the company must also comply with a Fisheries Act Direction.

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