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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2023

Imagine constructing a house without worrying about building a concrete foundation.

Anyone who have ever been involved in a construction project,  probably knows what a massive, time-consuming expense that building a foundation can be.

But now there is an alternative out there called Postech Screw Piles.

Postech piles are geared toward residential consumers for foundations, fences, and solar systems. A new company is distributing this innovative product in the West Kootenays.  

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 23 2023

The Grand Forks RCMP is asking for public assistance in helping solve the theft of a pickup truck.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, May 21, 2023, RCMP received a report of a theft of a truck from a residence in the 5600 block of Como Road, in Grand Forks.

The victims reported that they were in the process of selling the truck and had earlier made arrangements with someone to view the vehicle later that day.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2023

Calling all Nelson Basketball players to take part in the Heritage City basketball camp. 

The camp will offer a fun and unique experience for youth to learn and develop new skills on the court. It will be a great opportunity for players to learn the game, improve their skills and make new friends.

Head coach will be Ryan MacKinnon, a former University of Victoria Vikes and Canadian Inter-university Sport All-Canadian in 2012.

McKinning currently runs the basketball program at L.V. Rogers Secondary and coaches the Senior Boys' basketball team.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday May 23 2023

CFD responded to a residential structure fire the morning of May 21 in the 600 block of 9 Avenue, According to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. He said the call came in at 8:00 a.m., and R1, E1, L1, E2 and C1 attended along with 12 members. Upon arrival, Incident Command determined that all occupants and pets were out and accounted for. There were no reported injuries to occupants or firefighters.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 23 2023

A neighbourhood group that raised concern over the establishment of a safe inhalation site in downtown Nelson is not opposed to the site, but rather is seeking proper process to discuss it, a recently-released organizational brochure claimed.

Called the Neighbourhood Network, the grassroots organization — made up of “affected” residents, families, business owners, community recreation organizations and seniors — have been informally meeting for a few months in order to discuss societal impacts on the eastern end of the city’s downtown.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 22 2023

The level of Kootenay Lake could rise as much as five feet within the next two weeks while the snowpack is dropping lower than normal, according to recently released data from FortisBC and the Ministry of Forests.

With unseasonably hot temperatures hovering above 30 degrees Celsius for daytime highs the meltwater flowing into creeks, rivers and Kootenay Lake is higher than normal for this time of the year, according to FortisBC.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 19 2023

Citing fear of intimidation a series of open houses planned by the regional district to discuss climate action recommendations has been cancelled.

Announced late on Thursday, the decision was made to provide Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) staff members “with additional time to present recommendations for a revised timeline for public consultation,” noted a press release from the RDCK.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday May 18 2023

Preliminary data from the BC Coroners Service shows that communities throughout the province continue to be devastated by deaths due to unregulated drugs, with 814 lives lost in the first four months of 2023.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday May 18 2023

In the early morning of May 17, frontline officers with the Slocan Lake RCMP made a significant drug seizure while en-route to a disturbance call, according to Nakusp RCMP Detachment Commander Cpl. Thomas Gill.

"At approximately 4 a.m., an officer came across a vehicle in a ditch near Silverton. The vehicle's occupants, a male and a female, appeared asleep," Gill said. "The officer stopped to check on their well-being and discovered evidence indicating recent drug activity."

By Castlegar Source on Thursday May 18 2023

On May 18, 2023, the Castlegar RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, with support from frontline general duty officers executed a pair of search warrants in connection to an active investigation into drug trafficking, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor. The warrants were executed on two Castlegar area homes to further the investigation into the trafficking of a controlled substance.