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By Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $252,267 in capital project funding to support five capital projects across Kootenay West. The W.E. Graham Community Service Society, Trail Association for Community Living, Rossland and District Search and Rescue Society, Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue, and Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society are five of the 55 community organizations benefitting from the capital project grant which funds upgrades to community facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

A new splash of colour and creativity at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus is places focus on what it means to have a healthy campus experience.

Over the summer, School of Health & Human Services instructor Matty Hillman pulled together five students for a mural and research project that explored both individual health and campus health. The final result is a new installation in The Pit called “Connections & Intersections” that includes six panels representing different domains of holistic health including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, financial and spiritual.

By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 33-save performance from Adam Marcoux and an overtime winning goal off the stick of Bryce Anderson to help them to their 3rd straight win on home ice, picking up a 2-1 overtime victory over the Merritt Centennials at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night. 

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 27 2018

To The Editor:

In light of the Greyhound bus lines reducing service in British Columbia, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to any people living with cancer who may be impacted by this withdrawal of service. No matter where you live, CCS is here to ensure that no Canadian has to face cancer alone.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Nov 27 2018
The Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment is asking the public to be on the lookout for Ishmani Baker, date of birth  March 21, 1997, of Fort St. John, B.C.  Baker is described as 5'7", 181 lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes.  
Baker has numerous outstanding unendorsed warrants for his arrest out of Fort St.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 26 2018

Nelson Fire and Nelson Police released a joint media release Friday, documenting the dramatic rescue of a dog that had fallen off an anchored sailboat into Kootenay Lake near the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

According to the release, Nelson Police Department officers and firefighters from Nelson Fire Rescue responded to the call around 5 p.m. after a women contacted NPD dispatch of a dog in distress on Kootenay Lake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 26 2018

Environment Canada has issued an Alert for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass due to a pending snowstorm expected to hit the West Kootenay Boundary region beginning Monday afternoon.

Environment Canada is calling for snowfall amounts in the range of 20 to 25 cm.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 25 2018

“Life isn’t perfect, of course, but we all know it’s how you react to things that counts.” –     Landon Donovan

The story of climate change needs a rewrite.

The narrative we’ve been hearing and reading about since the late 1980s has fallen on too many deaf ears and blinkered eyes.

Despite warnings of increased drought, heavy rainfall, forest fires, melting ice, species relocation, rising seas, and declines in food production, the climate change chronicle is perceived by many as fiction.

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Nov 22 2018

Every day we make decisions to protect our health. Whether it’s choosing fruit and vegetables, taking the stairs, or biking to work, we’re constantly making choices to live a longer and healthier life.

One simple choice you can make today is to test your home for radon gas.

Radon is a gas found in the ground throughout the world. It’s colourless, odourless, and tasteless, and most homes that are in contact with the ground will contain some amount of radon gas.

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

Local MLA Katrine Conroy is reminding everyone in the West Kootenays that the deadline to register and vote in the referendum on electoral reform is fast approaching.

“People in the West Kootenays are excited for a new way of voting that works for all of us,” said Conroy. “With the end of this referendum period being right around the corner, I encourage all members of our community from Rossland to Nakusp to make their voices heard by casting their ballot.”

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