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By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 14 2016

The RCMP is saddened to confirm that four individuals have been killed in a plane crash that occurred late Thursday night, October 13 in Lake Country.

Media agencies have confirmed one the four people on the plane was former Alberta premier Jim Prentice.

Prentice, 60, was aboard a twin-engine Cessna Citation that disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from Kelowna. The...

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 10 2016

Selkirk College’s rural advantage helps learners garner the education required to grow the economy in the region and FortisBC is one of the recipients of decades of alumni who have made a difference.

One of British Columbia’s vital utility companies, FortisBC employs more than 70 Selkirk College graduates at its Trail operation. Working in a variety of departments, these alumni are key...

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 06 2016

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday (October 7), Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire.

Although all categories of open fires are now permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, the BC Wildfire Service is asking the public to remain vigilant with any fire use.

Homeowners and industry personnel...

By Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 04 2016

On Wednesday, October 5, a new store opens its doors in the Mountain Kingdom.  The Rossland Dispensary will be the newest addition to Rossland's business community.

What IS a marijuana dispensary?

 A marijuana dispensary does not sell marijuana for recreational use; the products are available only to people who have been prescribed a...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 04 2016

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Tuesday that users on the Woodbury Water System are no longer subject to a Boil Water Notice, instead dropping to a Water Quality Advisory.

“Repeated test results over the past few weeks have indicated that the water quality has improved and is free of any presence of Coliform Bacteria,” said the RDCK media release.

By Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 04 2016

West Kootenay Traffic Services reported Tuesday that a crash on Highway 3 east of Rock Creek at about 3:45 pm (the date was not specified, but the report was received early on October 4) took the life of the driver of one vehicle and resulted in serious injuries to the other driver, who was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital. 

The crash happened near Meyers Road, east of Rock Creek...

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Sep 29 2016

To The Editor:

October 1st is the United Nations-declared “International Day of the Older Person.”

The theme this year is ageism, a prejudice that the UN describes as the most socially-normalized form of discrimination worldwide.

The term was coined in 1969 to describe a form of discrimination based on age.

Since this time, we have seen a...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 26 2016

Foxes, eagles and bears – oh my! These are just some of the stunning animals spotted in the BC SPCA’s eighth annual Wildlife-In-Focus Photography Contest, which is only open for entries until Friday (September 30).

Featuring a new platform and a brand-new look, photographers are going wild to capture the best of British Columbia’s wildlife through the lens. But you don’t have to be a...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 26 2016

Fernie Search and Rescue successfully removed an injured woman from the trail called Eric's Trip Saturday, September 24.

Search and Rescue officials were called to assist the injured mountain biker from the trail located adjacent to the Mt. Fernie Provincial Park Saturday afternoon.

Mt. Fernie Provincial Park is located a short distance west of Fernie.

The post on the...

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 21 2016

The BC Hydro Ratepayers Association has filed for a Judicial Review of a fisheries permit related to the controversial Site C dam, arguing that the impact of the megaproject on the environment and on First Nations rights was not adequately justified before the permit was granted.

The permit or “Authorization”, issued in late August by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, “authorizes...