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By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Housing Crisis, by Winlaw artist Rabi’a, has won the coveted 2019 People’s Choice Award, presented at the Castlegar Sculpturewalk Awards Gala at the Lionshead Smoke & Brew Pub on Nov. 2.

This piece will now stay in Castlegar, joining the City’s growing permanent public art collection. Rabi’a, in partnership with Carl Schlichting, had previously captured the People's Choice award in 2016 for Imagine the Stories.

By Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming funding to provide greater access to low and no-cost mental health and substance use supports in the Kootenays.

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society based in Castlegar is receiving a grant to add additional hours of direct services, including individual and group counselling, and support for Elders. Grants are being awarded to 29 community organizations across B.C. through the Community Counselling grants program administered by Community Action Initiative.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

A city street sweeper mysteriously burst into flames yesterday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 5, at 9:58 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP assisted Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Department after a City of Trail street sweeper caught on fire while travelling on Hwy 22 toward Rossland (Rossland Hill),” Wicentowich said. “The street sweeper was brand new and noted to be in working order by the operator just before the fire started. 

By Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Yvonne Moore, born May 18, 1938,  passed away unexpectedly October 30 2019.

Yvonne was a lifetime resident of Trail. Yvonne had an enjoyment of living and always saw the positive in every situation.

Yvonne never stopped learning, loved playing scrabble and adored reading a good book. She became computer literate when she was in her 70s.

She was most proud of her three children Lynn, Heather and Donald Moore. Yvonne was a devoted single mother and gave all three children wonderful childhoods. She was a devoted daughter to her parents and very proud of her siblings.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.

The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main building.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019


Calling all Pot Growers.

Kootenay cannabis producers have been invited to attend a free workshop on operational compliance, offered by Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) and the Vancouver-based developers of the CertiCraft software system for craft growers.

The session is set for Friday, November 15th from 4-7 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel in Nelson and will offer a deep dive into cannabis crop volume tracking and reporting.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Commissioner Larry Martel said the league has started an investigation following a report of racial taunting by a player during Saturday’s game in Nelson between the Leafs and the Kamloops Storm.

Martel said the incident happened during the game when a Leafs player came to his coach and told him about comments made toward him, and the coach then informed the officials.

“None of the on-ice officials had heard anything but all crews are aware that this type of incidents can and has happened,” Martel told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

A Saskatchewan man was taken into custody following a report of an assault in the Rosemont area last month Nelson Police said in a media release Monday.

Nelson Police said Eldon Lemaigre was arrested without incident inside Our Daily Bread on 500 Falls Street and now faces various charges in relation to the Rosemont assault.

Lemaigre, 40, is charged with Assault with a weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Breach of his release conditions.

Police said the arrest was made after a man was assaulted in Rosemont a few days before.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Nov 03 2019

Cooler and drier was the overall assessment of weather in October said Jesse Ellis of the Southeast Fire Center Weather Forecaster in the monthly synopsis released Friday.

Ellis said a northwesterly or northerly flow aloft that dominated much of October helped bring cooler and drier than average conditions to the area.

“The month's peak temperature (17.4 degrees) that occurred under mainly sunny skies on the afternoon of the November 6th fell well short of the monthly record of 27.2 degrees set in 1980,” Ellis said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 31 2019

Could this be the last time the clocks turn back one hour in BC to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time?

Thursday, on the eve of time change weekend, the first Sunday of November when most places fall back at 2 a.m., the BC Government introduced the interpretation amendment act to allow for a future move to permanent daylight saving time (DST) after 93% of British Columbian respondents indicated support for the change in a record-breaking public engagement.