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By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 27 2021

An incident at Teck yesterday led to a temporary traffic interruption, which in turn led to several posts on social media with residents asking what was going on.

Jayne Garry, Community Relations Leader for Teck Trail Operations, responded to an email query about the event. as follows:

By Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

The Kootenay Boundary Physicians Association (KBPA) has commissioned a massive mural to be painted on the north and west wall at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) Trail by local Kootenay muralist Tyler Toews of Canadian Murals. The idea, which grew from the positive energy of last year’s Gratitude Garden installation, will flourish throughout May 2021 on the hospital’s back entrance.

By Bob Hall on Monday Apr 26 2021

Adding a vital voice to the concerted worldwide effort to create a more sustainable and just planet, Selkirk College is leading the way amongst Canada’s post-secondary institutions by showing that strong local efforts can contribute to global goals.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 24 2021

Rodney Cawston, Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) and the Sinixt (sn̓ ʕaýckstx) Confederacy, said Friday was a day for celebrating after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Rick Desautel’s protected right to hunt in British Columbia given his people's historic ties to the region.

In ruling in favour of Desautel, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Crown’s final appeal in the R v. Desautel hunting case.

“Today’s decision reaffirms that the snʕāyckst are not extinct,” Cawston said in a media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 22 2021

For the second time in less than a week, Nelson Fire Rescue & Services responded to a grass fire, this time one that was out of control and threatening a home on Granite Road.

Thursday, shortly before noon, Nelson Fire Rescue & Services firefighters attended the approximate 17,000 square foot area grass fire that was burning brush, garden areas and numerous trees. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 21 2021

According to the BC Centre of Disease Control weekly map detailing cases in specific areas of the province — April 11-17 — the Heritage City is the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.

The BCCDC Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count for the past week with 20 cases.

The week prior, the Heritage City has 13 new COVID-19 cases.

Windermere, in the East Kootenay, dropped from 34 to 14 while Kimberley saw an increase to 17 cases.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 21 2021

Building on its commitment of environmental sustainability, Selkirk College is recognizing a pair of exemplary stewards who advanced the institution’s goals over the last year.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 21 2021

Sunday's wild windstorm was not only a shock to the system for many homeowners dealing with downed trees or lighting candles due to power outages, but also to passengers and staff manning Kootenay Lake Ferry system.

"Yes, it was a wild ride," said a Kootenay Lake Ferry worker who witnessed first hand what a storm can do to Kootenay Lake during a sailing on the MV Balfour.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 20 2021

US officials have confirmed the man police were searching for near the Roosville border crossing has been taken into custody.

Just before 4 p.m. this afternoon, US officials confirmed that the man they, and the RCMP, were searching for has been arrested and is in custody south of the border.

A number of RCMP officers, who were deployed to the area to support the on-going search are now in the processes of demobilizing, as such area residents may note increased police vehicle traffic as they return to their respective areas.

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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Nelson Hydro said that Granite Road residents, near Georama Road, and Balfour Golf Course are the latest to see power restored as crews continue to repair lines following Sunday’s massive windstorm.

Nelson Hydro said the Balfour Golf Course will have power restored by 7 p.m. Tuesday while 20 customers along Granite Road west of Georama Road will be able to cook dinner after power was restored this afternoon.

“Line crews are continuing their work in the Grohman area today and will be in that area until Friday,” Nelson Hydro said.