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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 09 2019

 

West Kootenay Traffic, West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit and detachment members from Castlegar, Trail, and Nelson put a target on impaired drivers during Saturday's National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.

The impaired driver blitz netted 19 drivers receiving Immediate Roadside Prohibitions ranging from three days to 90 days along with vehicle impounds ranging from three to 30 days;  two 24 hour prohibitions in relation to drug impairment as well as another 30 violation tickets and 12 Notice and Orders were issued by Traffic Services. 

By Contributor on Monday Dec 09 2019

Buckle your theatre seats and grab your teacups, British comedians James and Jamesy are bringing their unique brand of hilarity to Nelson this holiday season.Reminiscent of classic British pantos, O Christmas Tea is rich with wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, yet it is the duo’s chemistry and charisma that provide the real magic of this play.

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Dec 09 2019

The story of Mercer Celgar is a growing concern — in a good way.

One of the region’s largest employers is looking to spread its story about the work it is accomplishing in its West Kootenay-based operation — located at the bottom of the Arrow Lakes water system — in order to grow its green energy ideas.

By Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

In a media release Friday afternoon, Interior Health said it has been notified of recent DAS Health Canada lab findings that have cause for concern in the City of Grand Forks.

The IH release said:

By Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

"The way we see the world shapes the way we treat it.” That’s a quote from David Suzuki, who is coming to Trail on May 1, 2020 to speak at a public event at the Trail Memorial Centre.


An evening with David Suzuki - Human impact on our environment will feature his observations about our collective impact on the environment and what we need to do to address the climate crisis.

By Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

A new way of using GPS tracking data will help minimize interactions between a herd of caribou and snowmobilers in the British Columbia Interior.

By tracking the herd's location using data transmitted by GPS collars worn by some of the caribou in the Central Selkirk herd, provincial biologists can now keep some parts of the Central Selkirk Snowmobile Management Area closed to snowmobiling, while keeping other parts that contain no caribou open.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Nelson Police is asking the public for assistance in finding a 35-year-old Nelson woman.

Police said Heather Gunderson has not been heard from since the afternoon of Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

Gunderson, known to occasionally wear glasses, is 5’3” and weighs approximately 110 pounds with dark hair and blue eyes. 

She was last seen wearing a grey hooded jacket and dark pants.

Nelson Police and friends are concerned for the well-being of Gunderson and wish to locate her as quickly as possible.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Well, Old Man Winter finally arrived.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall Wednesday for some parts of the Boundary and most of the West Kootenay region, including Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — with total accumulation of about 20 cm.

“Heavy snow continues today,” the Environment Canada website said. “A further 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall before ending this evening.

Environment Canada said the public should be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 02 2019

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend where the team hopes the holiday spirit will be on their side as they wrap up the first semester of play against the Simon Fraser University Clan.

Winless in their last four British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games, the Saints head into the two-game set against Simon Fraser tied for third place with the Burnaby-based Clan. The Saints are 4-4-0-2 so far this season.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 02 2019

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College has just released the 2019 Snapshot Report, a region wide check-up that investigates economic, social, environmental and cultural indicators for the Columbia-Basin Boundary.

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