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Thursday’s monthly meeting of the Regional District of Central Kootenay was a light affair as board members gave approval to a Community Wildfire Protection Plan Grant, a new roof for the Riondel Community Centre Auditorium as well as approving Nora Hannon as the Fire Chief of the Balfour Harrop...

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

“In an effort to advance the Regional Development...

The Trail Allstars, with players from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson Baseball Association and Salmo, open the BC Major Championships Saturday in Victoria with a game against White Rock.   The Major Allstars, ages 11-12 years, enter the tournament riding a 13-4 season record after clinching the...

The future looks bright for minor baseball in Nelson after the West Kootenay Tigers, consisting of a large contingent of Heritage City players, captured the title at the Cranbrook Slug Fest Sunday in the Key City.

The Tigers outlasted the Lethbridge SWLL AAA squad 11-8 to claim the...

Kootenay Pride 2017 is looking for volunteers for the annual Pride Weekend event, set for September 1-4 in Nelson.

Stephanie Myers said Kootenay Pride lost a few key members of the organizing committee and are hopeful new people in the community will step forward.

“We want to help keep Nelson colourful, Kootenay Pride weekend as fabulous as ever,” she said.

“Do you want to...

Summer is back in the Kootenays, and for avid readers there is no greater pleasure than a good book and an icy drink on the patio. On the beach or under a shady tree also works!

The Kootenay Book Weekend is celebrating its 14th annual event this year, and book lovers can discover great summer reads as they prepare for this three-day book-loving celebration in the fall. This year’s event...

RCMP investigating Lake Country interface fire

Cpl Dan Moskaluk said in a media release Friday, a team of RCMP investigators are continuing their investigation into last Saturday’s interface fire which occurred in the Okanagan Centre Rd area of Lake Country.

Moskaluk said a dedicated tip line has been set up to encourage anyone with information to contact police.

“At this time we are treating this fire as suspicious and...

In response to the minister of public safety and solicitor general's request for Canadian Armed Forces support to assist British Columbia's work on the wildfires, Solicitor General Mike Farnworth expressed his gratitude and thanks for the Forces' agreement to help.

"This is an unprecedented emergency, and it's a welcome relief to get more boots on the ground from the Canadian Forces to...