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By Llora McTeer on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Cadets from 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadets took time from their regular training on Tuesday evening to write Christmas cards to deployed Canadian Armed Forces members who won’t make it home for Christmas this year.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 06 2018

Grand Forks to receive funds for a new pumper truck, the Interior Lumber Manufacturers Association giving information about a lack of land base for timber harvesting and continuation of the Wood Stove Exchange Program were just some of the items on the agenda during the recent board meeting of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) held in November.

New pumper for Grand Forks Fire/Rescue

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson is about to see more discussion around the water cooler after the Royal Canadian Legion, Nelson Branch 51 announced the decision to sell the building at 402 Victoria Street to Mulberry Holdings.

The decision to proceed with the sale to Malberry Holdings principal owner Greg Malpass followed a special meeting of Nelson Branch 51 membership Sunday.

There were 96 eligible members attended the meeting,with 95 voting in favour of the sale.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

To The Editor:

Dear:  Honourable John Horgan, Premier

Cc: Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy Honourable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy and Mines

From:  Climate Change Scientists and Climate Policy Experts

Date:  December 2, 2018

Re: LNG Canada and B.C. climate targets in light of the 2018 IPCC report  

Dear Premier Horgan, 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

There was more rain than snow in November said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly weather synopsis.

Ellis said milder than average temperatures meant that the bulk of the month's precipitation fell as rain and we received 6 percent more rain than usual but less than half of the normal amount of snow.  “Bare ground at the end of the month is not uncommon,” Ellis said, “(as) nine of last ten years had 3cm or less on the ground on the last day of the month.”

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

The floods happened last spring, but business owners in the Boundary City is finally getting a much-needed boost to restoring their respective businesses following an announcement Monday by the Provincial Government.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General said in a media release businesses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) affected by flooding this past spring, will be able to apply for part of $2.9 million in provincial funding through a small business financial grant.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Dec 03 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters made a valiant comeback effort in the 3rd period but fell just short as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

By Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Two dozen students who embarked on their post-secondary journey at Selkirk College and are continuing towards completion of a degree have received $120,000 from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

A total of 24 Selkirk College alumni were awarded a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship that is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at a public post-secondary in B.C. and transfer to another institution to complete their studies.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Nelson’s Bob Swan, who still races and compete at the young age of 75, was inducted into the Alpine Canada Ski Hall of Fame during a ceremony held recently in Banff, AB.

Swan, who goes by the nickname of “Swabber”, was joined by Thomas Grandi, John Kucera, builders John Fry and Russell Goodman and Nordic coach Marty Hall.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 02 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters surrendered three power play goals and seven tallies on the night as their three-game home ice winning streak came to an end with a 7-4 loss to the Penticton Vees on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

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