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By CBT on Thursday Jan 24 2019

Is your business growing or succession planning? Columbia Basin Trust's Career Internship Program may be able to help meet your resourcing needs. Applications are currently being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Jan 22 2019

Nick Stobbart suffered from shortness of breath, and it kept him from getting around as much as he would have liked. The culprit? Heart failure, due to a bad aortic valve that twice landed the 89-year-old in hospital. The timing could not have been worse, as his wife of 60 years was at home receiving palliative care for cancer.

Nick needed a procedure to repair the valve, but didn’t relish the idea of having to travel far from his wife and family. As it turns out, he didn’t have to.

By Contributor on Sunday Jan 20 2019

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is inviting artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — to apply for funding through the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture community in the region.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 20 2019

More than hundred people took to the streets of Nelson to participate in the third Women's March Saturday morning.

Nelsonites joined citizens from across Canada and Washington, D.C.to support true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equality.

The movement began in 2017 in the United States following President Donald Trump's inauguration.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 17 2019

Nelson Search and Rescue now have another tool in the toolbelt when dealing with avalanche rescues after the local organization announced that team members Lindsay Eastwood and Freyja (search dog) have successfully received their validation with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CCARDA) this past week.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 15 2019

Nelson Police is advising the public and business owners to beware of any cash transactions following increased reports of counterfeit currency in both Canadian and US currency in the City of Nelson.

In a media release, Nelson Police said the department has received higher than normal reports of counterfeit currency in both Canadian and American currency.

Nelson Police said anyone in possession of what is suspected to be counterfeit currency should contact the police (250-354-3919) or attend any financial institution to verify its authenticity.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 14 2019

The Selkirk College Saints made an important leap forward in the quest to host the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs with a weekend sweep of the University of Victoria Vikes.

Needing a four-point weekend to edge up in the standings, the Saints topped the Vikes 4-2 on Friday night and then made good on their goal by taking out Victoria 5-2 on Saturday night before home fans at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 14 2019

Residents of Harrop and Proctor are a few weeks away from taking trips Kootenay Lake on a new vessel, after the Harrop II was launched Saturday into the water at the landing located 25 kilometers north of Nelson and eight km south of Balfour.

“In 2016, the Government of B.C. awarded a $27.9-million contract to Waterbridge Steel of Nakusp to design and build four new cable ferries for the Province’s inland ferry fleet,” said a media spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Harrop II is the third vessel of that series.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 14 2019

RCMP confirmed Monday evening the body of a 24-year old man was recovered following a tragic avalanche on Mount Brewer near Invermere Saturday, January 12th.

RCMP said the man was recovered after a search involving the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. Two men, father and son, from Calgary died in the avalanche.

Search for snowmobiler caught in Invermere area fatal avalanche continues

By Contributor on Monday Jan 14 2019

The Selkirk College maintenance department closed out 2018 with a glimpse into the future by adding a new Chevrolet Bolt EV to its fleet.

The fully electric vehicle was purchased from Castlegar’s Kalawasky Chevrolet Buick GMC and replaced an aging 1998 cargo van in the eight-vehicle fleet that services both the Castlegar and Nelson campuses. Only available by special order and still a rarity on West Kootenay roads, the new ride is a perfect addition to the maintenance team.

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