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By Bob Hall on Friday Nov 09 2018

The sound of whirring tablesaws and smell of fresh cut wood has taken centre stage at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus with the opening of its new carpentry shop.

As part of the ongoing $23 million renewal of the Nelson-based campus, the 4,500 square foot stand alone shop space replaces the old 3,100 square foot location where learners previously honed their skills. 

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the alleged criminal behaviour of 28-year-old Sean Patrick Byrne from Lake Country, BC, which spanned over a two day period. Byrne faces potential charges ranging from dangerous driving, flight from police, theft and attempted robbery.

By CBT on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Whether biking to work, hiking peaks or walking pets, Columbia Basin residents prize the trails in our communities and surrounding areas. To improve these paths and support healthy outdoor lifestyles, Columbia Basin Trust is launching its new three-year, $1.5-million Trail Enhancement Grants.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Dear Editor,

BC taxpayers miss out on almost a billion dollars every year due to our government's dangerous and misguided fossil fuels subsidies; dangerous because fossil fuel expansion threatens to further degrade the health of BC's citizens and environment, misguided as it unfairly skews the market away from the clean energy economy we so urgently need.    


By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program currently has 47 students enroled, the highest since it was launched in 2008.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Nov 08 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal comeback to help them out of an eight-game winless stretch as they picked up a 4-3 shootout victory over the Surrey Eagles on Sunday evening at the South Surrey Arena. 

Owen Ozar and Kent Johnson each scored in the shootout while Trail killed off a big penalty in overtime to help them to the one-goal victory over the Eagles in a shootout and helped end an eight-game losing skid for the Smoke Eaters and close their road trip on a high note. 

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Nov 08 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 10 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the main entrance to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital will be closed due to construction.

Patients and visitors can access the hospital through the MRI entrance to the hospital during these times (photo attached).

Signs will direct people to that entrance and through to the lobby (emergency department, elevators, registration, etc.).

Interior Health appreciates everyone’s patience and understanding while ongoing work at the hospital takes place.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

“It all started just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 7,” Oelke said. “A 28-year-old male assaulted and tried to rob a female who was giving him a ride.”

The woman wasn’t injured, but between the 1000 and 1300 Blocks of Columbia Avenue, the suspect stole her blue Honda Civic and fled at high speed through the construction zone, “almost hitting a flagger, flattening pylons, driving on the sidewalk,” Oelke said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 07 2018

A Nelson environmentalist is urging his local MP to lobby the federal government to act following a report that said time is running out for the world to make changes to slow the impact of climate change.

Michael Jessen, a columnist for The Nelson Daily who writes Greening Up, recently hand-delivered the new Summary for Policymakers by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s most authoritative voice on climate science to Kootenay Columbia MP Wayne Stetski.

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Another month of fishing is in the books. Now Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing is set to give fishermen the straight goods what to expect on the lakes and rivers for  fishing in November.

After experiencing our second phase of summer in the last couple weeks of October, we’ve also been experiencing some great fishing.  The 10 days of 20 degree weather was a bonus and we were lucky enough to take advantage of it.

Here is your latest report:
Kootenay Lake: