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By RDKB on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary participated in the Local Government Management Association (LGMA)Centennial Tree Planting Campaign this month by finding a choice spot for a mountain ash tree in beside the new First Nations arbour at Beaver Creek Provincial Park between Trail and Montrose in Electoral Area ‘A’.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

By BC Hydro on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Our reservoirs can be enjoyable recreation destinations, provided certain common sense safety precautions are observed.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The rapid expansion of harm reduction services in response to B.C.’s overdose crisis prevented more than 3,000 possible overdose deaths during a 20-month period, suggests new research led by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The study estimates that without access to and rapid scale up of harm reduction and treatment strategies, the number of overdose deaths in B.C. would be 2.5 times as high.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has acquired forward Corey Clifton (’99) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for defenseman Jimmy Darby (’01).

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

Love 2 Play and Proud of My Dog are the two newest additions to the BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers, the first accredited companies serving the Kootenay region. Love 2 Play offers classes in the Slocan Valley, Nelson and surrounding areas; while Proud of My Dog serves the North Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo and the Village of Slocan, in addition to online training classes.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 04 2019

The BC  Wildfire Service is reporting on its website a fire near Balfour.

The BC Wildfire Service said the fire, which was reported Monday afternoon at a logging operation on the mountainside above Balfour known as Balfour Face, is .30 hectare in size and is believed to be human-caused.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 04 2019

Save-On-Foods, on behalf of its generous customers, team members and supplier and business partners, presented an amazing $2.1 million to BC Children’s Hospital at the annual Miracle Weekend Telethon.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 03 2019

The RBC Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Take a Hike Foundation through RBC Future Launch. Dale Verdon, Manager at the Nelson RBC Branch met with the West Kootenay Take a Hike class to present the $50,000 cheque that will help one hundred vulnerable youth graduate high school and support Take a Hike’s expansion to Vancouver Island.

As part of their commitment to creating positive social impact andempowering youth, RBC Foundation and RBC employees have supported the Take a Hike Foundation since its inception in 2000.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 03 2019

The West Kootenay Timberwolves kicked off the first of two back-to-back home weekends in Rossland on June 1.  The visiting Cranbrook Outlaws were looking for their second win of the season against the Timberwolves. The players did not disappoint the fans, with both teams delivering a strong and entertaining performance. The game ended tied at 6, with neither team able to score in the 5‑minute sudden death overtime.