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By RDKB on Tuesday Sep 03 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired a new Senior Energy Specialist.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 01 2019

Members of the BC Government & Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) were on the picket lines Sunday in Balfour as part of a weekend strike that shutdown the Kootenay Lake ferry between Balfour and Kootenay Bay.

Ferry workers walked the picket line in front of the entrance ramp, shutting down the MV Osprey and MV Balfour to routine travel during the Labour Day long weekend.

DriveBC listed on its website the ferry will be out of service through Monday, September 2, with the alternate route now listed as Highway 3 Kootenay Pass.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

Investigators are seeking public assistance and ask anyone that travelled on Forest Crowne Gate (between Kimberley and Marysville) between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to contact police after woman was found unresponsive and died RCMP said in a media release.

“RCMP and BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigations into the Sunday evening death of a 38-year-old woman near Kimberley,” police said. “Although the woman has been identified, her identity is not being disclosed at this time to respect the privacy of her family.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

It must be getting close to the Federal Election.

Why else would NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pay another visit to Nelson.

Singh, member of parliament for Burnaby South riding, was in the Heritage City Tuesday speaking to the electorate while offering up ice cream during an informal Meet and Greet outside Save-on-Foods in the Chalko Mika Mall.

“What’s your biggest concern,” asked one happy customer prior to receiving a cone filled with chocolate ice cream.

By Contributor on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

BC Used Oil Management Association (“BCUOMA”), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, today announced that OK Tires, located at 8147 Old Waneta Road, Trail, has upgraded their used oil recycling facility. This new facility will provide the residents of Trail, and in the surrounding areas, with an easy, free and eco-friendly way to dispose of their used oil and antifreeze materials.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

Users of Kootenay Lake Ferries, BCGEU employees and Western Pacific Marine, ferry operators, are waiting for an expected ruling later this week by the Labour Relations Board.

The board is determining the service of levels during possible job action by the BCGEU.

“While ferry services are designated as essential, the Labour Relations Board is responsible for determining the service levels during a job action,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told The Nelson Daily.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

Kootenay Savings Outdoor Movie Night is coming to Haley Park in Warfield on Saturday, Sept. 7, featuring the hit family film – How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World!

 Admission is by cash or non-perishable food donation to the Trail Salvation Army Food Bank.Let's pack the park and help put food on the plates and in the cupboards of those in need!  T

he movie begins as soon as it's dark, (roughly 8 p.m.) but make sure you arrive early to find a spot for your blankets, pillows or lawn chairs. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

It’s full steam ahead for students pursuing a career in trades following the official ribbon cutting Monday of the new trades training facility at Selkirk College Rosemont Campus in Nelson.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme was joined by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy as well as Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess and Elder Anne Jimmie inside the new building during the official opening Monday morning.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Aug 26 2019

By Corinne Dolman, Director, Substance Use, Interior Health

Getting “clean.”

“Junkie.”

“Addict.”

“Dirty” needles.

The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes. Substance use disorders are more highly stigmatized than any other health condition.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 23 2019

Kootenay youth headed into the backcountry of Height of the Rockies Provincial Park this summer for a six-day wilderness adventure on Wildsight’s Go Wild! trip.

Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, youth ages 14-18 visited some of the most rugged and remote wilderness of the region. Rich in history and wildlife, with soaring mountain peaks, beautiful river valleys and abundant forests and alpine meadows, they learned about the wildlife that the park protects.

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