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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 12 2021

One person taken to hospital following a fire Saturday night in the 600 Block of Mill Street Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said in a media release Sunday.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said the person was treated for burns and smoke inhalation at Kootenay Lake Hospital before being release later that night.

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services responded to a report of a house fire in on Mill Street at 10:22 p.m.

The extent of the fire forced the call out of an additional 16 members after both on-duty firefighters arrived on scene.

By RDKB on Friday Dec 10 2021

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary recently helds its monthly board meeting.

Here is a capsule look at some of the decisions. Next RDKB meeting is January 12, 2022 at 1 p.m. on Zoom.

Board hears from Forest Industry on Old Growth Deferral

The Board welcomed representatives from the Interior Lumber Manufacturers' Association who spoke to the impacts of the Provincial government’s Old Growth Deferral.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 10 2021

A requirement to be fully vaccinated has impacted transit delivery in the region.

Alterations in the circumstances of employment — requiring full vaccinations for employees — at West Kootenay Transit has created a labour shortage that has affected service levels in the Nakusp Paratransit Zone (Nakusp – Edgewood) and may also influence the Kootenay Transit Zone, which includes Playmor, Balfour, Nelson and Salmo.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 09 2021

Environment Canada has updated its original Special Weather Statement Saturday morning to a Snowfall Warning, which is expecting snowfall amounts in the rage of 15 to 20 cm.

Environment Canada said the Snowfall Warning is expected for regions including Boundary, Kootenay Lake, West Kootenay and Arrow Lake - Slocan Lake.

Areas of Fauquier, Burton, Shelter Bay and New Denver, Balfour, Ainsworth, Kaslo, Meadow Creek and Nelson may also see high accumulations of snow.

By Teck Trail Operations on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

Teck Trail Operations is proud to commemorate 125 years of continuous smelting with an eight-part series that explores the company’s significant role in the region and industry, from the gold rush to becoming one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes. Since 1896, visionary leadership, generations of skilled employees, adaptation, and industry-leading technological advancements in mining and smelting have helped the company achieve long-term success.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

Four options for the ‘Welcome to Nelson’ sign re-design have been released for voting in the next phase of the sign design competition.

A competition was staged beginning in August to re-design the ‘Welcome to Nelson’ signs at three ends of the city, after the beloved and “quirky” existing signs were deemed to be at the end of their lifespan.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

The New Year will hopefully bring glad tidings and an end to the pandemic, but it will also bring an increase in Nelson Hydro rates.

City council did not deliberate at all Tuesday night in its regular business meeting when it stamped its approval on a 2.5 per cent general rate increase to the city-owned utility’s residential urban rates.

Nelson Hydro has also applied to the B.C. Utilities Commission (BCUC) for a similar increase to rural rates, with an effective date of implementation of Jan. 1.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 08 2021

The site of City Hall being occupied by protesters likely won’t be a repeated sight.

Earlier last month around 50 people walked inside the first floor of the municipal government building — that contained Service BC and city staff — carrying signs and staged a quiet occupation of the office, forcing management to close Service BC to the public and city staff to cancel appointments.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 07 2021

New Democrat MLAs Brittny Anderson, Katrine Conroy and Roly Russell say students at Selkirk College will have greater access to valuable learning opportunities with new co-op and work-integrated learning funding. 

Building relationships is an important step in finding a job that you are passionate about,” said MLA Russell in a media release.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 07 2021

Andrew Phillips, a grade 12 student at Creston Valley Secondary School, has already earned well over half the required hours needed to become a red seal Millwright.

And he is also $1000 wealthier for it.

Andrew is the deserving recipient of the ITA Youth Work in Trades $1000 Award. Having already completed 3800 hours, Andrew well exceeded the criteria required to be eligible for this award.

Congratulations Andrew Phillips!