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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is holding the following meetings for the public to discuss the 2011 budget:

Residents of the Town of Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C

Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. (local time)

• Creston Council Chambers, 238 - 10th Ave, Creston

Residents of the City of Castlegar...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

If you spot a fire in Syringa Provincial Park this month, it’s likely due to a prescribed burn.

The Ministry of Natural Resource Operations and BC Parks are planning a 20-hectare prescribed burn near the campground and day-use area to reduce the wildfire risk and maintain local ecosystems.

Smoke and flame may be visible from some locations,...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

The problem with disability is not the disabled individual, but rather the environment that surrounds him or her.  In today’s society, disability...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

An ice climber escaped certain death in an avalanche Monday afternoon near Golden, the region’s RCMP have reported.

On Monday, March 7 at approximately 2 p.m., three ice climbers were climbing approximately five kilometres east of Golden off the Trans Canada Highway.  

A small avalanche was triggered and one of the climbers was buried. He was...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

The public is invited to review and comment on BC Timber Sales’ operating plan for logging and road building in the Arrow timber supply area and Tree Farm Licence 23 until April 26.

The operating plan provides detailed information on proposed logging and road construction activities...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

To help support the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series for years to come, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has contributed $25,000 to its Endowment Fund.

The endowment investment will help offset the costs incurred to bring diverse and inspiring local and international speakers to the region.

Located at Selkirk College in Castlegar, the Mir...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

As a result of a complaint received from a BC engineer and the tenacity of one RCMP investigator, a 37-year-old Fruitvale man is now facing a total of 49 combined charges for fraud and uttering a forged document. 


The RCMP alleged that he inspected commercially operated heavy machinery which included cranes, forklifts, garage hoists without valid certification...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 03 2011

The Harrop Ferry is going to be replaced by a slower boat until Sunday, March 27.

The service delay is to make upgrades to the 18-vehicle, 78 passenger vessel.

During the Harrop Ferry Refit there will be a load restriction in place of 25,000 kg and a maximum length of 64 feet for vehicles taking the vessel replacing the ferry.

The Harrop Ferry crosses Kootenay...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

By Craig Lawrence

Slocan Valley Recreation's Hockey Day in Winlaw finally took place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the rink behind Sleep is for Sissies — a year late and right on time.

Originally scheduled to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the weather finally cooperated (that string of really cold weather was good for something ... right).


By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

A contract has been awarded to resurface a portion of Highway 95 south of Golden.

A $1.5-million contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. to resurface approximately 5.5 kilometres of Highway 95, from Nicholson north to Golden.

As part of this contract, there will also be local side road improvements. Work will begin this spring, with completion anticipated by Aug. 30...