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.
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.
And the CLPS has one year to raise upwards of $750,000 to preserve the remaining lands thanks to a negotiated temporary halt to private logging.
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 provides online career assistance training as well as a web development and design program.
Make A Change Canada Nelson was the main organizers of Thursday’s charity contest.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, from Grand Forks to Creston, which includes the Kootenay Paas and Paulson Summit.
Environment Canada said anyone traveling Highway 3 can expect a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm.
“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit (Thursday) tonight,” Environment Canada website said.
“Warm air moving into the interior will cause snow levels to rise tonight, and snow will change to rain at lower elevations.
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RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect who is believed to be responsible for the theft of a package from the porch of a Castlegar home in mid-December.
Scads of snow kept police busy with MVIs this past weekend, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
One wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. With the poor compliance rate, we should ask is the stop sign the best form of traffic control for intersections that are not controlled by traffic signals?
Let's examine what making a proper stop means and where it has to be done. You may be surprised to learn that the stop sign itself simply tells you what you must do, not where you have to do it.
Whitewater Ski Resort is reporting a snowboarder died following an accident outside the ski area boundary Friday.
The RCMP and BC Coroners Service have taken over the investigation.
In a media release Monday, Whitewater Ski Resort said dispatch received a report from the public at 12:11 p.m. Friday, January 17, that that there was an unresponsive adult male in a tree well outside the ski area boundary.
A passerby, who made the discovery, immediately started CPR and called for support from ski patrol and emergency first responders.
The Jumbo Glacier area nestled in the Purcell Mountains, which has been a source of civil unrest, protests, blockades and court battles that reached the Supreme Court of Canada during the past three decades, will now be protected, forever.
A media release said thanks to a collaboration between Ktunaxa Nation Council, the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, development rights in the Jumbo Valley located 55 kilometers west of Invermere, have been fully and permanently extinguished.