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By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 11 2019

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions within the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction will be amended, due to a decreased wildfire risk.

A map of the affected areas is available online.

Category 2 open burning:

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 09 2019

Salmo police are concerned about the possibility of two prolific offenders being released back into the Salmo community – not just for the sake of residents, but for the sake of the offenders themselves, according to Salmo Top Cop Cpl. Darryl Orr.

By RCAC on Monday Sep 09 2019

The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture (RCAC) will be presenting a juried visual art exhibition entitled Life in the Kootenays, and the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019.

Submissions to Life in the Kootenays  exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living and working in the Kootenays. The juried exhibition will be taking place at the Miners’ Hall October 25th to 27th, 2019.

It is open to visual artists of all ages currently residing in the West Kootenay region.

By Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 09 2019

“The future doesn't exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we're the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.”  – David Suzuki

While attending high school in the early 1960s, I lived in Kitsilano – the now upmarket Vancouver neighbourhood named after Squamish Chief August Jack Khatsahlano.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Sep 08 2019

The Cops for Kids contingent (including Castlegar’s own Const. Ron George, as well as four people riding out of Nelson – two sheriffs, one constable and one administrative staff member) wound up Day Three of their 10-day, 1,000-km ride at the Castlegar Safeway Sunday afternoon, at the triumphant and tired end to another day of this stunning endeavour to help kids in our region.

By Contributor on Sunday Sep 08 2019

The CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Foundation is calling for an end to discrimination against Canadians who depend on guide dogs for mobility, safety and increased independence.

In all of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, legislation prohibits discriminating against a person with a disability who is working with a guide dog. Discrimination includes denial of access to any premises to which the public would normally have access.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

West Kootenay hockey fans will get a chance to capture some of the magic that comes along with Canada’s most storied hockey franchises when the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Team touches down in Nelson this winter.

Make A Change Canada is hosting the charity hockey game on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the Nelson and District Community Complex where some of the legends of the Montreal Canadiens’ past will take the ice against a team that features local hockey heroes and supporters.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

Two local victims of theft have had their property returned to them, but may have to wait a little longer for justice as police continue to investigate.

Trail Top Cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said two suspects have been identified in the thefts, but police could not proceed with charges due to insufficient evidence at the time of the offences.     

But there remains cause for optimism.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

On Sept. 1, at 7:02 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a complaint of an unknown male who had ripped a screen of the front door of a residence in the 2000 block of Riverside Avenue, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich..

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

Police say serious injuries to a Maple Creek man led them to a huge grow-op near Kaslo, according to a press release issued today.