Council was crammed wall-to-wall for the public hearing before third reading of the new zoning bylaw on Monday night. Two distinct groups brought their concerns, but council passed the bylaw anyway, 5-2, with Coun. Laurie Charlton and Coun. Andy Stradling opposed.
Evidence from several serious RCMP files is in public hands after sloppy police work left sensitive images in the open.
The 1987 motion picture Roxanne put Nelson on the map as a big-screen story — based on the play Cyrano de Bergerac — showcasing Heritage City scenery to moviegoers across North America.
In the coming months, the uniquely Canadian outdoor television show, Dimestore Fishermen, promises to do the same.
“(Jim Hoey and) the crew were very impressed with what they saw and they were definitely treated to an amazing experience,” said Kerry Reed, owner/operator of Reel Adventures Fishing Charter in Nelson, who began courting Hoey in March.
A 19-year-old Castlegar man is in custody after he was caught allegedly trying to break in to the Kinnaird Community church on 26th street on the evening of Nov. 13.
Someone inside the church heard strange noises and called police. Upon arrival, the male was located by police and arrested for attempting to break into the church. Additional charges are: possessing an instrument suitable for the purpose of breaking in to a place, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose ( bear spray), and possession of a Controlled substance.
One hundred and ninety people cast their ballot early on Nov. 8 or 9, as compared to only 151 early voters during the last municipal election in 2008.
According to Chief Election Officer Carolyn Rempel, Castlegar has 5,929 registered voters, as well as 13 non-resident, property-owner voters.
She said that in the 2008 election, only 1,616 residents made it to the polls - just 27.6 per cent - but there's a greater buzz for this political race, if advanced polling numbers are any indication.
As local bears hunker down for their long winter naps, the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture (RCAC) plans to immortalize the iconic beasts with a downtown bear sculpture that will represent "the integration of nature and community."
NOTE: This article has been modified to include a response from Jill Spearn.
Tails are wagging in the regional district’s Area H.
The majority of respondents in a recent opinion poll in the Regional District of Central Kootenay rural area of the Slocan Valley said they were not in favour of implementing a dog control service in the area.
Of the 37.5 per cent of the opinion poll surveys returned, 69.2 per cent of the residents who returned the survey were not in favour of implementing a dog control service.