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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 19 2017

The on again, off again, Balfour Water System Upgrade is, well, on again after Balfour residents voted in favour to borrow money to upgrade the local system.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay referendum, held Saturday (June 17th), saw 87.9% (153) of voters in support of the borrowing to commence upgrades of the system. There were 12.1% (21) in opposition.


by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

Kootenay Co-op Radio was recently recognized for an award at National Campus and Community Radio Association Conference in Abbotsford.

Kootenay Co-op Radio took home the prestigious Women's Hand and Voices honour while receiving honorable mention in the Current Affairs or Magazine Show category. 

“Sometimes when you are working away at something you can start to focus on the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

RCMP media spokesperson Cpl Dan Moskaluk said Friday, the search for missing teacher Alvin Dunic will resume Monday (June 19th).

The 57-year-old Crawford Bay Elementary School teacher was reported missing Monday, May 29 at 2:45 p.m. after leaving the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area.

Moskaluk said since suspension of the search...

by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 18 2017

Approval given for a honey bee observation hive in one of the city’s schools could help form the framework and the momentum for allowing previously banned bee keeping practice in the city.

City council has approved a request from Wildflower School primary class (kindergarten to Grade 2) to install an observation beehive for one year, from June 2017 through to June 2018.


by Contributor on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Christine Alison Archibald was born July 22, 1986, in Trail, BC.  She died in London, England, on June 3, 2017.  Chrissy was predeceased by her grandfather, Gerry Archibald but is survived by her fiancé, Tyler Ferguson; her parents, Barbara and Gregory; her sisters, Kathryn (Sean) and Caroline (Ty); her Nana, Donna; grandparents, Robert and Lorraine; and aunts, uncles and cousins.


by Trail Champion on Saturday Jun 17 2017

No one was injured in a structure fire in Montrose during the wee hours Saturday morning that saw 16 firefighters from Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale respond, according to Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The fire was called in at 3:13 a.m., and crews arrived at 3:25 a.m. to find a blaze in the attic of a single family home on Christie Road.

Smyth said the family was home at...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

The owner of Snowwater Heli Skiing says a driving course he’d like to build near his sub-alpine lodge in the Bonnington Traverse area will bring jobs and greater economic security for his business… but locals are panning the idea.

“When I got this proposal in my email, it was in April,” says KL Kivi, a member of the Blewett Conservation Society. “I thought it was an April Fools’ joke....

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

In a media release, the BC SPCA has launched a formal investigation after receiving a disturbing undercover video of multiple workers, including a supervisor, at Elite Farm Services Ltd. in Chilliwack abusing and torturing broiler chickens.

The BC SPCA said Elite, a licensed chicken-catching service, was hired to round up chickens for transport to the Lilydale/Sofina Foods Inc....

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

The city is about to get a technological power surge with the establishment of an innovation centre, after recently receiving a provincial grant that helps establish rural economies.

The City of Nelson and the Nelson and Area Economic Development Partnership (NAEDP) received $80,000 in Rural Dividend Funds from the Province of B.C. towards development of a Nelson Innovation Centre (NIC...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 12 2017

To The Editor:

Sometime in the next week or so, the BC School Sports Advisory Council has an opportunity to overturn a $200 fine. Why should they? The fine represents more than 20% of the Grand Forks Secondary School Senior Girls ‘A’ Soccer team’s less than $1000 budget.

It was a sad comedy of adult errors that lead to the $200 fine and...


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