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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

Environmentalists are breathing a sigh of relief after the BC Appeal Court upheld a provincial government decision that Jumbo Glacier Resort no longer has a valid environmental certificate and the resort cannot be built until re-assessed.

Two of three BC Appeal Court Judges ruled that a decision by the Ministry of Environment four years ago was valid.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

When Cara Gallo arrived at Selkirk College as a member of the first Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program cohort in 2014, the idea of becoming a physician seemed distant. As she gets set to enter her first year of medical school at the University of Alberta, Gallo’s educational journey is now in full stride with an end-goal clearly in view.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 06 2019

It was a busy weekend for Trail RCMP, according to Cpl. Devon Reid.

On July 29, Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of an assault with a weapon in Trail. Both parties involved claimed they were sprayed with bear spray by the other party. The investigation is ongoing, but Trail RCMP feel that there is no risk to the public as the parties were well known to each other.

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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 02 2019

BC Wildfire helicopters and North Shore Fire Department crews attended the scene of a fire north of Nelson on the mountainside above Highway 3A approximately two to three kilometers from the Big Orange Bridge.

BC Wildfire Service said reports the fire started after a tree hit the power line. 

There was a severe gust of wind over the Nelson area at approximately 3 p.m. A short time later smoke could be seen from Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 02 2019

Charges against six employees of a marijuana dispensary in Nelson following a raid by City Police on the morning of March 20, 2018 have been dropped said Chief Constable Paul Burkart in a media release Friday.

Chief Burkart said NPD received written communication on July 30, 2019, from the Public Prosecutors Service of Canada confirming that the charges against the six employees of MMJ would not be approved. 

Chief Burkart added the document confirmed that the reason for no charge approval was the lack of public interest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 01 2019

Following two years of hot, dry weather to begin summer holidays, July returned to relatively cool, showery month said Ron Lakeman, meteorologist at the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly weather synopsis.

Lakeman said July averaged out to be near normal as far as the total amount of rain and the mean monthly temperature.

“The average daily high temperature was 1 (one) degree cooler than normal and even though the amount of rain was near normal the number of days in which measurable rain fell was greater than normal,” Lakeman explained.

By Rossland Telegraph on Thursday Aug 01 2019

By way of a press release, Conservative Party candidate Helena Konanz issued a challenge to all the other candidates in our riding to participate in a comprehensive set of debates that span the entire riding in the lead up to the election this fall.

Green Party candidate Tara Howse was quick to accept the challenge, as were  NDP candidate Richard Cannings and Liberal candidate Connie Denesiuk. 

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 01 2019

With increasing temperatures and drier conditions in many parts of the province, British Columbians are urged to do everything they can to prevent wildfires on the B.C. Day long weekend and in the weeks ahead.

By Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

The city slammed the door on another non-medical cannabis retail licence application for Grand Forks, denying a development variance deemed for Donaldson Drive in the old Greyhound Bus depot.

City council narrowly voted against approving the development variance permit application recently to reduce — from 100 metres to 36 m. — the setback distance from a building or structure in the Community Use Zone at 7500 Donaldson Drive for Weeds Glass and Gifts.

By Contributor on Tuesday Jul 30 2019

ICBC is taking the next step into telematics research with a one-year pilot project—this time recruiting as many as 7,000 drivers to see if technology can improve their driving and make B.C. roads safer.

Drivers can sign-up today to join the pilot which starts in November. If you have less than four years driving experience, either in the novice stage of the Graduated Licensing Program or with your full licence, you're eligible to join.

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