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By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

Kootenay Columbia MP Rob Morrison said on the eve of Monday’s Federal Budget, Canada is at a crossroads.

Morrison said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “reimagined” economy is a risky “Ottawa- knows-best” approach that picks winners and losers by deciding which jobs, sectors, and regions of our country will be prosperous.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

The idea, that was originally spearheaded by the Castlegar & District Economic Development to move people through the region using the Kootenay Valley Railway tracks, was updated in a report in 2020.

By John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Sunday Apr 18 2021

A Kaslo area farmer has been given permission to plant mushrooms along a local trail as an unusual experiment in community gardening.

Robin Mercy was given the okay to “inoculate” (as planting mushrooms is called) logs along Kaslo’s Wardner Trail by council last month. He says the pilot project is a test of principles of both forestry and farming.

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 18 2021

The Christina Lake Fire/Rescue is getting an early start to the wildfire season after firefighters responded to two recent calls — the latest on Haagland road Friday.

Christina Lake Fire/Rescue said on its Facebook page firefighters work more than five hours to get the wildfire under control.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Apr 15 2021

Despite Covid restrictions, Grand Forks RCMP said calls for service slightly went up compared to same period in 2020.

In a media release, Grand Forks RCMP said crime stats show that local Mounties were slightly busier this year compared to the same time frame of 2020.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 15 2021

 

The Kootenay/Boundary region has seen another spike in new COVID-19 cases in the province the BC Centre of Disease Control data shows.

The BCCDC Geographic Distribution map show more than 100 new cases in the Boundary, and East and West Kootenay regions, with Windermere in the East Kootenay showing the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 34.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 15 2021

The Province is providing an additional $2 billion in development financing through B.C.’s HousingHub to finance the construction of thousands of new homes for middle-income families.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 15 2021

RCMP said Wednesday that a house fire in April of 2020 that the killed a woman south of Balfour at 6100 block of Sykes Road is no longer considered suspicious.

RCMP said a 45-year-old woman died in a fire, and the cause at the time of the blaze was being investigated.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 15 2021

Thirteen gymnasts from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club are celebrating their performances from the 2021 BC Provincial Virtual Championships over the Easter weekend.

The team won 22 medals, including three All Around titles and 24 top-ten placements.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Apr 15 2021

The city has taken a step toward realizing its new downtown transit exchange.

Arising out of a public engagement campaign, BC Transit and city staff are recommending an option for the 300 block of Victoria Street that includes a mid-block pedestrian connection, space for up to six buses and minimal impacts “on other land uses on the west end of the street.”