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By Trevor Miller on Monday Feb 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 32-save performance from Adam Marcoux along with a shootout winner from Kent Johnson to help them to a 3-2 shootout victory over the Merritt Centennials on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Feb 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Mack Byers to even the game midway through the 3rd period but five goals from the Vernon Vipers in the final frame sunk them in a 6-3 loss on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 04 2019

Local firefighters are reminding residents to drive to winter conditions after tragedy was barely averted this morning when slippery roads caught more than one driver off guard.

Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby said crews were called to an MVI about five kilometres east of Fruitvale at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

“She (the driver) had to be extricated, as her vehicle had come to rest on its side,” Derby said. “She was in stable condition when she was transferred to the care of BCAS (And transported to hospital).”

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Feb 04 2019

Regional district agricultural land will not be turned over to large-scale indoor cannabis facilities after land use bylaw amendments were passed recently.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors has passed amendments on zoning and land use bylaws to address cannabis production across the RDCK, and the end result directs larger scale indoor cannabis facilities to lands zoned industrial, “while still enabling use of agricultural land for mixed soil and non-soil based cultivation and nurseries.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 03 2019

The month of January was slightly milder and slightly dryer than an average said Ron Lakeman from the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said temperatures fluctuated for through the month with the mildest temperature of 6.6 C recorded during the afternoon of the January 27th and the coldest temperature minus-11.3 during the early morning of January 8th.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 03 2019

I am so monumentally, over-the-top thrilled to introduce to you our new page, Good News Sunday. (I thought about giving it a jaunty abbreviation, then GNS made my twisted little brain think GNuS, which made me think about a cartoon I'd seen about Fake Gnus ... hence the cartoon at the top of this page).

And while you can correctly surmise from my opening paragraph that I intend for The GNuS to be upbeat and light-hearted, I absolutely guarantee that it won't be fake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 31 2019

The Kootenays region has all but been spared of winter thus far in 2019.

That all appears to be changing after Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake Thursday.

Environment Canada said a slow moving frontal system will produce 15 to 25 cm of snow over West Columbia, including Rogers Pass, Nakusp and West Kootenay beginning tonight through to Saturday morning.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 31 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $185,000 in funding for four local not-for-profit organizations in the West Kootenays. The organizations, which offer important public safety services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

“People show what they care about when they volunteer for organizations like these,” said Conroy. “And these people care about keeping their fellow citizens safe. That’s really appreciated.”

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

The Kootenay Music Awards return in 2019 for an annual celebration of: diversity, creativity, and community musicians. The Kootenay Co-op Radio is proud to be presenting the awards for the third consecutive year.

Expect live performances coming in from across the Koots, an exciting awards ceremony, and some truly fantastic prizes for our winners. This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Spirit Bar in Nelson and is sure to provide a marvelous evening for music lovers and industry alike.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, met with local officials from Grand Forks and the surrounding region last week as recovery work continues following the devastating flooding that hit the region in May 2018.

In October, Premier John Horgan designated Rice to work with Grand Forks and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in carrying out recovery efforts.

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