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By CBT on Saturday Mar 16 2019

 Online registration is open for the Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One River, One Future, an international conference addressing key issues related to the future of the Columbia River, its ecosystem, management, and international implications.

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 16 2019

The Trail Smoke Eatersused an outstanding defensive performance to pick up a 3-1 victory in Game #1 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. 

Trail had some good looks in the opening period and had three power plays to work with, including a 1:12 5-on-3-man advantage, but the Smoke Eaters could not beat Vipers netminder Aidan Porter who made 10 saves on 10 shots in the period. Donovan Buskey turned aside all 4 shots he saw his way in the Smoke Eaters net to keep the game scoreless after one period. 

By Katrine Conroy on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $103,210 through the province’s BC Arts Council Grant Program for community projects that will create new programs that encourage more inclusivity and accessibility in the creative sector, including those that support emerging Indigenous artists.

“A lively art scene is central to a vibrant community,” said Conroy. “Our government is making important investments in the creative economy.”

Recipients in the communities of Castlegar, Trail, Rossland, Silverton and Winlaw benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

By Bob Hall on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Selkirk College has triumphed over the province’s post-secondary giants to claim bragging rights in the BC Cool Campus Challenge after students and staff pledged to take steps towards climate action.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.

Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology from leading companies including Denmark-based Kallesoe Machinery and Canadian-based Conception RP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 14 2019

It’s no secret to many the significance of the underground pot industry in the Nelson economy.

And now, thanks to the miles of red tape thrust onto any potential recreational grower looking to get into the lucrative pot growing industry by Federal and Provincial governments, many of those small businesses could potentially dry up.

To help these small growers to compete in this new cannabis industry, a person who worked for the Canadian government years ago is coming to Nelson Monday to speak to cannabis producers, processors and retailers about the co-operative process.

By Michael Jessen on Thursday Mar 14 2019

“I am relentlessly practical when it comes to climate change. Scientists have said we have three years to peak global greenhouse gas emissions or we risk climate catastrophe. I carry that timeline in my head and in my heart every day, and I think about what I can do to make it better.” – Grace Nosek

A famous line from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, “What’s past is prologue”, is often used to imply that the past determines the future.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

More details are available regarding five-vehicle crash in downtown Trail yesterday.

West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry said an RCMP member was driving along Hwy 22 up by the Cominco Hill heading out of Trail when she witnessed a driver heading in the opposite direction at a speed, "that was exceeding the 70/km per hour speed limit."

She turned on her lights and turned around with the intention of pulling over said driver, but lost eye contact with the vehicle as it went around the curve at the bottom of the hill.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce that it has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a consultant for the detailed design of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Project.

This design RFP includes managing architectural and engineering services for the duration of the project.

By Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Tuesday the schedule for their Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Smoke Eaters and Vipers will meet in their eighth playoff series with the two having a long postseason history. Trail and Vernon have played in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and most recently in 2017 with the Vipers defeating the Smoke Eaters in five games in the Interior Division Semi Final.