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The Beasley Fire Department, located west of Nelson on Highway 3A, has been rocked by the theft of nearly $40,000 in fire equipment stolen from a trailer outside the fire hall late last week.

It is believed the theft of pumps, generators and chainsaws from an emergency trailer happened ...

Pat Hergott, Balfour Harrop Fire Chief, credits FireSmart wildfire risk mitigation efforts as reason a fire Thursday morning near Kokanee Creek Provincial Park from not spreading to neighbouring houses or forest.

Hergott said Balfour Harrop Volunteer Fire Department responded to the...

The first Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) for younger anglers is happening very soon, so kids are encouraged to get their trout heads in the game.

Kids must submit their rainbow or bull trout heads to one of four local depots by the end of July to participate in the August...

Thomas Skelton is impressed that he was able to finish his MindRight Ride for Mental Health.

He applauds everyone for getting on board to help blow past the goal of raising $10,000 for MindRight, earning $15,000 in donations.

More importantly, the Fernie Ghostriders associate coach...

The federal government’s effort to create a stronger and more sustainable public transportation system nationwide is getting some analytical assistance from Selkirk College’s Applied Research & Innovation Centre.

With a team of researchers and post-secondary partners from across Canada, Dr. Sarah-Patricia Breen’s application to the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council’s...

Nelson & Kootenay Lake Tourism is encouraging support for the arts with two exciting new arts and culture programs.

These programs are aimed at getting locals to start ‘Finding Awesome in the Arts’ again by increasing awareness for local artists who have been significantly impacted due to COVID-19.

Grants and vouchers are not limited to members of the arts and culture...

LETTER: Resurgence of Covid-19 cases in Castlegar

Dear friends,

We join in your excitement as we start to feel that our lives are normal again. It has been so wonderful to hug friends, see family, host a party and watch sports in person.

But we are writing to caution you that COVID-19 is not gone. Wherever vaccination rates are lower we are seeing a resurgence of COVID-19 and this includes Castlegar! In...

Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics have administered over 20,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the region since their launch in June.

The urban immunization clinics focused on providing pop-up drop-in clinics in new areas within larger urban centres to ensure people could have easier access to vaccinations. The urban mobile clinic wrapped up last week with a...