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By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 05 2023

Jackie Little of Balfour and Shauna Lum will represent Zone One at the upcoming provincial tournament following the recent Ladies Championships at the Balfour Golf Course.

The 36-hole tournament, a precursor to the BC Ladies Provincials, was held May 27-28 at the 6400-yard 18-hole track in Balfour.

Louane Holmes won the Low Net Rose Bowl while Heather Nunn claimed the Senior Trophy  Sophia Park. 

Players from more than 20 golf clubs from the Kootenay region attended two-day event.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jun 01 2023

The road to paradise could soon be paved with more than good intentions.

A move to pave the Whitewater Ski Resort access road is gaining some traction in the regional district as one of the region’s top downhill skiing destinations campaigns for tarmac.

Whitewater Ski Resort’s project to pave the last 5.8 kilometres of the road from the highway to the ski hill has again been given Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors’ support after a recent board meeting.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 01 2023

Saturday night saw police busy with smash-and-grabs, B&Es and thefts, according to Trail RCMP NCO/ic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. 

On Saturday, May 27, at 4:04 a.m. a suspect broke into a business and stole two parcels in the 1200 block of Bay Avenue, in Trail, BC. The content of the parcels is currently unknown. On Sunday, May 28, 2023, at 3:06 a.m., a second suspect broke into the business and stole a digital media receiver worth approximately $100.

Wicentowich said a Trail RCMP officer was notified about the incidents. The business had been left unsecured overnight.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 01 2023

On Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 7:42 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a report of an allegedly intoxicated 54-year-old Fruitvale man causing a disturbance and attempting to start a fight with other patrons at the Beaver Valley May Days Festival located on Columbia Gardens Road, in Fruitvale, according to RCMP top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicenotwich.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 31 2023


Nelsonites will get a say in how future buildings are constructed in B.C. as the Province launches a survey on proposed changes to the B.C. Building Code.

Starting this week, a four-week public review will begin to review and comment on numerous proposed building code changes, including: accessibility and adaptable dwellings; cooling requirements; mass timber construction; radon safety; and ventilation in houses.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 30 2023

The reduce the overconsumption of water, effective Thursday, June 1, 2023, the Regional District of Central Kootenay will implement stage 1 water conservation measures across all water systems.

The RDCK said in a media release that these measures will remain in place from June 1 through September 30.

The RDCK said Stage 1 may increase to one of three additional stages should demand increase significantly, hot and dry weather persists, or if reservoirs decline to critically low levels.

Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures include:

By Southeast Fire Centre on Tuesday May 30 2023

The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting Interfor in conducting a hazard abatement prescribed burn in the Mineral Creek area. 

The Mineral Creek prescribed burn will cover up to nine hectares and is located approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the community of Burton.

Smoke may impact the residents closest to the burn area and be visible from Burton and Nakusp and may also be visible from Fauquier and Needles, as well as motorists travelling along Highway 6.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 29 2023

Regional emergency operations centres are receiving a cash infusion from the Province as the fire and flood season heads into full swing in the West Kootenay.

Administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for projects that strengthen the resilience of local governments in responding to and preparing for natural disasters and climate change, the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund will be dropping $66,774 for three projects.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 28 2023

Nelson Police continue an investigation following the search and seizure at a mid-level drug operation in the City of Nelson last week.

Nelson Police said in a media release that investigation resulted after officers were called to assist with a possible drug overdose during the early hours of Wednesday, May 24.

Nelson Police said officers attend and performed First Aid and CPR on the victim until Emergency Health Services (EHS) arrived on scene.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2023

Imagine constructing a house without worrying about building a concrete foundation.

Anyone who have ever been involved in a construction project,  probably knows what a massive, time-consuming expense that building a foundation can be.

But now there is an alternative out there called Postech Screw Piles.

Postech piles are geared toward residential consumers for foundations, fences, and solar systems. A new company is distributing this innovative product in the West Kootenays.