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By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has rescinded a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for users on the South Slocan Water System. The system is located in the community of South Slocan Village approximately 30 km southwest of Nelson and is within RDCK Electoral Area H.  The Dam Restaurant is across Highway 3A and is supplied water from this water system.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The week began with several altercations between protesters and police in the province.

First, was this release from Cpl. Madonna Saunderson:

By Rebecca Voros on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The second annual Ignite Kootenay Women’s Conference is coming to Nelson!  It will be held at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday, Mar 15. Last year’s conference in Castlegar was such a huge success, we wanted to share the experience with other communities.  

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

On Feb. 23, Teck announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.

 

Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change outlining the reasons for the withdrawal. The letter is included below: 

Letter to Minister Wilkinson

Dear Minister:

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

Actions by and in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders are as much about government failure to resolve issues around Indigenous rights and title as they are about pipelines and gas.

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

After a pee -- toilet paper, or re-usable cloth wipes?  The cloth wipes have a few names:  pee cloths, wee wipes, peedanas – to list just a few.  The concept is simple:  a re-usable cloth to dry off after urinating, or less formally, having a pee.  This eco-friendly idea has been back for a few years, but has its time finally arrived?

By BC Hydro on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

Earlier this year, the floating guidewall at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam was damaged. The guidewall is critical to ensure safe access into the navigational lock from Arrow Lakes Reservoir. At this time, work to repair the guidewall is still underway and the navigational lock remains closed for recreational use. We anticipate that the lock will return to normal operations in late May.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The Grand Forks Wolves took another bite out of the L.V. Rogers Bombers on Seniors Night Tuesday at the Hangar.

Grand Forks teams swept both Senior and Junior High School Boys’ Basketball games as the hoop season winds down.

The Wolves stopped the Bombers 67-49 in West Kootenay Senior Boys’ Basketball League action while Grand Forks defeated LVR 58-32 in Junior Boys’ play.

By CBT on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting your ideas and efforts.

Now the Trust is inviting you to celebrate all that the people and communities of the Columbia Basin have accomplished together over the last quarter century, and to share your aspirations for the future.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the BC Coroners Service continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 47-year-old man in the Slocan Valley on October 8, 2019.

In an effort to advance the investigation, the deceased has been positively identified as Aaron Graham of Vallican.