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By Bob Hall on Saturday Nov 27 2021

Accepting the challenge of complex problem solving through an intimate community partnership approach has propelled Selkirk College onto the national research and innovation stage.

A fundamental commitment in the college’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024, Selkirk Innovates has grown exponentially over the last four years. With an annual operating budget that has increased from $1 million in 2016 to $3.9 million today, more than 100 faculty and students have worked on 97 different research and innovation projects in the last year.

By BC Hydro on Saturday Nov 27 2021

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Nov 27 2021

Cybercrime is on the increase in the Heritage city, according to the city’s top cop, and U.S.-style violence and confrontation might be on the way.

Donovan Fisher, the Nelson Police Department’s chief constable, said the NPD’s general investigations section (GIS) is more in demand lately as the level of cybercrime in Nelson has increased.

He recently told city council that online and cellular crime is another area that police continue to see increased pressure on and a demand to deal with.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Nov 25 2021

The city’s utility could bump residential power costs by over six per cent if it attempts to ‘re-balance’ its rates.

In an online open house on its upcoming rate change on Thursday night Nelson Hydro general manager Scott Spencer said the results of the cost of service analysis (COSA) and rate design application before the B.C. Utilities Commission have indicated that there is a discrepancy between what the residential customers pay versus the commercial customers in Nelson.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Nov 25 2021

As of Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, 91.0% (4,218,099) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.5% (4,056,728) received their second dose.

In addition, 91.4% (3,953,383) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 88.1% (3,808,967) received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 424 new cases of COVID-19, including one epi-linked case, for a total of 216,758 cases in the province.

By Teck Trail Operations on Thursday Nov 25 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 Nov 24 2021

The business of policing in Nelson could be going up in the new year.

Citing rising calls for service, steady population growth in the Heritage city and an understaffed Nelson Police Department (NPD) roster of constables, the city’s top cop stepped up to the city council bar and asked for more.

Chief constable Donovan Fisher submitted the annual NPD ask to city council during its last committee-of-the-whole meeting in council chambers, looking for an increase to the 2022 police budget of $293,227, bumping the total to just over $4 million ($4,042,173).

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 24 2021

Two local men  drew police attention to themselves after what appears to have been a knife fight, acccording to Castlegar detachment commander RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor

In the early morning hours of Nov. 23, a home owner on Rosedale Road in Ootishenia answered their door to a male covered in blood reporting he had been stabbed," Taylor said.  "The home owners immediately called emergency services at 5:48 a.m. and provided first aid to the 43-year-old male.."

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Nov 24 2021

Wildfire is one of the major threats to life in the West Kootenay.

Despite living in a temperate rainforest, drought and dry conditions due to climate change have increased the threat of wildfire events over the last few years.

In response to that growing threat many Kootenay communities and local governments have been proactive, performing “fuel treatment” in forested areas where they border settlements.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 23 2021

Supporters of Extinction Rebellion West Kootenay were back on the streets in Nelson, slowing traffic on Vernon Street during the weekend as a sign of solidarity with all five clan chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en nation, who unanimously oppose the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline invading their un-surrendered territory.