Precipitation dominated the month of November in the West Kootenay said Jesse Ellis Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre in the monthly synopsis.
Ellis said November started with a large accumulation of snow before mild Pacific flow took over to dominate the month with above-average temperatures and rain.
The Selkirk College Saints skate into the holiday break with visions of a 2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship dancing in their heads, but there’s still plenty of work to be done once the players return in early-January.
Ever since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to de-criminalize marijuana, there's been a buzz around the country - pardon the pun - about safety concerns surrounding the announcement. Enforcement is a key prong of safety, and roadside testing is one of the most critical challenges facing police services nationwide.
Tis the season of giving and staff at Vince DeVito Shoe & Orthotics are eager to give as the local business recently presented a cheque for $1570 to the Nelson Food Cupboard.
The funds were raised as part of the 10 per cent of net sales from the November 25 Customer Appreciation Day at the Nelson business along with a hot dog sale by donation.
Santa did come to town.
Santa, and Mrs. Claus, paid their annual visit to the Heritage City Saturday as part of the second annual Nelson Business Association Santa Parade.
The regional district has come to the aid of the Sinixt people as they continue to battle to avoid the “extinction” label the federal government has placed on them in Canada.
British Columbia is expected to outperform Canada with strong, stable economic growth this year, Finance Minister Carole James said, following an annual meeting with the Economic Forecast Council.
“I’m proud that the members of the Economic Forecast Council have affirmed B.C.’s position as an economic leader in Canada,” James said.
The Castlegar Rebels, currently the hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, closed in the Murdoch Division lead Saturday night in the Sunflower City by winning for the sixth consecutive time.
Chris Breese scored twice and Curt Doyle stopped 22 of 23 shots sparking the Rebels to a 4-1 victory over division-leading Nelson Leafs.
Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program are earning an assist with an outdoor rink project that will bring a fittingly Canadian recreational outlet to residents in the Blewett region.
In a media releae, Interior Health (IH) it is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective (scheduled) total joint replacement surgeries.