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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 18 2019

The Nelson Search and Rescue organization is pleased to announce that the organiztion has completed the installation of a BCA Beacon Checker and sign at Kootenay Pass.

The sign and beacon checker’s purpose is to promote avalanche safety in the backcountry.

"Backcountry users at Kootenay Pass may utilize the sign to check that their avalanche transceivers are transmitting and while at that location, check the nearby kiosk to read about safety and avalanche conditions," the NSAR media release said.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 18 2019

There will not be any extra ends played at the Nelson Curling Club after an ammonia leak was detected last week in the ice plant, forcing board to call for an end to the season.

Nelson Curling Club president Gordon Wiess told The Nelson Daily the small leak was found during mandatory inspection (Wednesday) February 13th. In the fall of 2018, the refrigeration plant was found to be non-compliant and needed safety documentation to be revised.

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 17 2019

From April 1, 2019 the Skills Centre will no longer be providing WorkBC Employment Program of BC services to the community, a service that our organization has been providing in the GreaterTrail Area for more than 20 years.

Although these services will be provided by another community based non-profit organization, we will be continuing to work with our EPBC clients until they are formally transitioned to the new service provider.

By Contributor on Sunday Feb 17 2019

Employment statistics resonate deeply with many people, and it’s no wonder—on average, Canadian employees spend about 20 per cent of their time working, and almost three quarters of Canadians’ total income is earned through employment. Income is a substantial determinant of personal well-being and a skilled and engaged workforce is key to regional economic success.

By Llora McTeer on Sunday Feb 17 2019

Local Sea Cadet Naomi Savage was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Officer First Class on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. CPO1 is the highest rank a Sea Cadet in Canada can achieve.

CPO1 Savage is a cadet with 131 Kootenay Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps, and is attending Selkirk College in Castlegar in the Social Work Program. Savage has been a cadet for the past six years, joining the program when she was just 13 years old because she her grandfather was a Sea Cadet and told her how much fun it was. It turns out, her grandfather’s advice to join did not disappoint.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 17 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters held leads three separate times but couldn’t find a way to hold them as they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Merritt Centennials on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Feb 16 2019

Enhanced patient care and improved conditions for health-care workers are coming to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) as a new ambulatory care area and expanded pharmacy have been approved by the provincial government.

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Feb 16 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a perfect penalty kill and a complete performance to help them to their third win in a row as they earned a 4-2 victory over the Langley Rivermen at the Trail Memorial Centre on Friday night. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 14 2019

Soon, spring will have sprung. And so will delays for traffic on the Kootenay Lake Ferry system due to annual low-water levels in the West Arm of Kootenay Lake during the spring.

Which is why the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is implementing the following service changes for MV Osprey and MV Balfour ferries.

Changes include:

March 10 to March 23:

  • MV Osprey 2000 in service with a reduced weight load
  • Potential for increased wait times during busy sailings

March 24 to April 12:

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 14 2019

Air Canada’s announcement today that it will be cancelling flights from Cranbrook to Calgary may not be the bad news it seems at first blush.

For starters, councillor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff pointed out that Air Canada’s decision was based on economic feasibility, but it appears West Jet will continue providing the Cranbrook/Calgary service.