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By Contributor on Friday Mar 17 2023

Selkirk Pro-Musica is proud to present its final concert of the 2022-23 season with Percussiano3 – “A Sound Feast of Percussion and Piano”.

The group will perform at the Capitol Theatre, 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30. Tickets are available through the Capitol Theatre box office.

The two hands of percussionist Rod Thomas Squance and the four hands of Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann join together to perform a six-handed musical marvel.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Mar 16 2023

On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, Jarrid Constantin, a 43-year-old Trail man, failed to make an appearance on his court date, in Provincial Court, in Rossland, BC. A judge issued an unendorsed warrant of arrest for Jarrid Constantin as a result.

Trail and Greater District RCMP is alleging the following criminal charges against Jarrid Constantin:

By Trail Arts Council on Thursday Mar 16 2023

Trail & District Arts Council is excited to announce a spoken word performance by Shane Koyczan on Tuesday, March 28 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre as part of the Performing Arts Trail series.

Shane Koyczan is always talking about what you need to hear! His poetry explores the human experience to give us insight into the issues that matter the most to us in ways that are moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, inspirational and life changing.

By City of Trail on Thursday Mar 16 2023

Due to an overwhelming response for the recruitment of lifeguards, the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre is pausing registration for all advanced courses as they develop a program to support lifeguard training.  Those who have already expressed interest will be contacted.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact the Trail Parks & Recreation Aquatic Coordinator by email or by phone at 250-364-0839.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 15 2023

Nelson RCMP have located, and arrested a local man wanted on arrest warrants.

Wednesday, Nelson RCMP sent out a media release asking for public assistance to locate 37-year-old Jason Robert Renwick, who is accused of Aggravated Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Break and Enter with intent to commit an Indictable Offence, and Fail to comply with court order.

As a result, police said that Renwick was located in Castlegar and taken into custody by the Castlegar RCMP. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 15 2023

A man charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of an off-duty police officer in Nelson has pleaded not guilty.

Alex Willness, 28, pleaded not guilty to one count of manslaughter from a July 2020 incident on Baker Street that ended with a skateboard that allegedly caused the death of off-duty police officer Allan Young, 55, five days later in Kelowna at the general hospital.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 13 2023

Winter is taking its sweet time leaving in 2023.

Environment Canada is warning drivers travelling Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass to be aware of heavy snow at higher elevations of the roads.

From today until Tuesday morning, Environment Canada is calling for snowfall accumulations between 15 to 25 cm for the Paulson Summit, Kootenay Pass and Rogers Pass highways.

“A frontal system will bring rain and snow to the Columbias and Kootenays today,” Environment Canada said.

“As the warm front approaches, snow levels will rise to near14oo meters.”

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 13 2023

Nelson had one of the lowest percentage rises in property assessments in 2022 in the Kootenay Columbia region, but still retained its medal standing as one of the most expensive places to buy a home in the area.

The city’s single family home typical assessed value from B.C. Assessment was revealed as $675,000 (as of July 1, 2022), a five per cent rise from the previous year of $644,000, marking it as the third highest assessed value in the Kootenay Columbia region.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 13 2023

If you were looking for a job last month chances are it wasn’t in the Kootenay region.

Despite numerous “for hire” window advertisements in downtown Nelson, the ability to put people to work in the city and the surrounding region led the province in February with a 2.9 per cent unemployment rate.

With the lowest rate in the province — 83,300 people were working and 2,400 looking for work out of a population of 141,300 — it matched the rate of unemployment in December, 2022, but was down from the 5.4 per cent rate from one year ago.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Mar 10 2023

An avalanche of information and details is set to come on the Civic Centre Revitalization Project as the project leaders have taken the reins.

Colliers Project Leaders delivered the first public look at the beginning of the much-anticipated project to update, renovate and renew the 89-year-old building.

After landing the prime consultant recently — Cover Architecture — Colliers will be kicking off the design process this month, said Kim Turner, project lead, when she spoke to city council on Feb. 28.