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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

What could have been an embarrassing irony became a regional success story displaying community collaboration during last weeks’ grand opening of the Trail Air Terminal on Nov. 29 (see full story at http://trailchampion.com/news/celebrating-new-trail-airport-terminal-building-46086#....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Calgary's bid to host to the 20126 Olympic Winter Games is getting a bit of a cold shoulder from Kootenay Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski.

The NDP MP voiced his displeasure in the House recently that any plans for the Games should not include Lake Louise in the mix.

“Last March, I asked whether the government would reject the Calgary Olympic Bid Committee’s request to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

It’s difficult to think it’s time to ski or ride with no snow in the valley, but that all changes Friday, December 8th as Whitewater Ski Resort opens operation on the 2017-18 campaign.

“The Silver King, new Summit quad, and Hummer Handle Tow lifts will be spinning, and our five kilometers of Multi-Use Nordic trails will be ready for use,” the message on the Whitewater Ski...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

The BC Government is rolling out a new road assessment program that will benefit rural seniors said Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall in a media release.

Beginning in March 2018, Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) will deliver the new enhanced road assessment (ERA) to drivers who need to have their medical fitness to drive safely assessed.

Mungall said this new assessment will...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

More than 50 people took to the City Hall Courtyard in Nelson Wednesday to participate in a candlelight vigil to remember women murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

The vigil was part of National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women in Canada, established by the Parliament of Canada.

Nelson City Councilor Valerie Warmington led the...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

A plea for civility in the law, politics and our everyday lives

Mid-winter is approaching, with our various seasonal celebrations:  Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and maybe even Festivus? We celebrate our religious and / or ethnic affiliations; we celebrate the return of the sun for longer periods...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

“You and I have memories

Longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”

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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 06 2017

Traditionally, we’ve labelled events over which we have no influence or control “acts of God” or “natural disasters.” But what’s “natural” about climate-induced disasters today? Scientists call the interval since the Industrial Revolution the “Anthropocene,” a period when our species hasbecome the major factor altering the biological...

by CBT on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Ecosystems around the Columbia Basin will receive a major boost thanks to a new Ecosystem Enhancement Program announced by Columbia Basin Trust. The program will run for five years with a budget of $10 million.

The goal is to help maintain...

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