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By Contributor on Monday Oct 28 2019

Students, teachers, and non profits in the West Kootenay/Okanagan could get a $10,000 grant this fall.

Reel Youth, a media empowerment project that delivers community development programming to youth and adults across Canada, and TELUS STORYHIVE have joined forces, offering 10 grants to schools, teachers and organizations that work with youth.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 28 2019

Due to overcrowding on public transportation between Nelson and Castlegar, Selkirk College is now offering a free shuttle bus to students.

BC Transit buses traveling during peak class times on Mondays and Wednesdays have been packed to the point of no longer being able to pick up passengers along the regular Highway 3A route. This means students and the public have been left stranded at the side of the road not able to reach their destination.

By Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired defenseman Cody Schiavon from the Surrey Eagles

By Benjamin Phillips on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce they have acquired Matteo Paler-Chow from the Powell River Kings

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 25 2019

The Supreme Court of Canada said it will hear the case involving Sinixt First Nation, Rodney Cawston, the Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville, said in a media release Thursday.

Cawston said the court has granted leave to appeal in the Rick Desautel hunting case, in which three lower courts have held that Desautel, and by extension all sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx (Sinixt/Arrow Lakes) people, including sn̓ ʕay̓ckstx or Arrow Lakes members of the CCT, have the right to hunt in their traditional territory in Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Oct 24 2019

Kootenay Lake ferry users refuse to give up.

A group of calling themselves Our Ferry Matters is planning a second Unity Sailing rally Saturday starting at 1 p.m. from the Kootenay Bay terminal.

With both union and management sides dug in, and no end in sight of a new contract that would end weeks of ferry disruptions, the group hopes to keep the pressure on all parties involved in the dispute.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Oct 23 2019
Trail police have been innunddated with phone fraud complaints this week, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
"The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP has received 20-30 calls this week about the most recent telephone fraud to hit the area," he said in a press release Wednesday. "The RCMP are issuing this warning to the public as a result.
"The fraudster are contacting the victim via telephone and claim that his/her Social Insurance Number (SIN) has been compromised.
By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Oct 22 2019

Dick Cannings is heading back to Ottawa for a second term as MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

Cannings narrowly edged Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party by less than 800 votes to retain the seat he won four years ago.

Cannings, who thanked volunteers and workers during a victory speech in Penticton Monday night, took home 36.4 per cent of the vote with 24,204 ballots cast in his favour. Konanz  finished second at 35.2 per cent with 23,508 votes.

Third was Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party at 17.2 per cent and 11,481 votes.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 21 2019

More than 1.1 million elementary and secondary school students participated in Student Vote Canada 2019, coinciding with the 2019 federal election the organization said Monday in a media release.

After learning about the electoral process, researching the parties and platforms, and debating Canada’s future, students cast their ballots for the official candidates running in their school’s riding.

As of 5 p.m. ET Monday, 1,181,053 votes were reported from 7,855 schools, with results from 338 federal ridings.

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 21 2019

The Liberal red tide that swept the nation four years ago slowed to a trickle on election day in 2019 but it was enough for the Grits to step back into the shoes of government, albeit in a minority role.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the Liberals to a repeat as the government of Canada with 156 seats, 14 seats short of a majority government (out of 338 seats overall).

This time around the Conservatives were close behind at 122 seats, with 60 seats divided up among the Bloc Quebecois (32), the New Democrats (24), the Green Party (three) and one independent candidate.