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Accident closes Highway 6 north of Crescent Valley

The logging truck involved in the accident near Slocan Park ended up down the bank. — Facebook photo

Highway 6 near Slocan Park was closed Thursday afternoon following a two vehicle accident.

Reports say the accident happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. when a northbound pickup truck lost control and went into the lane of the oncoming logging truck, sending the logging truck down an embankment approximately 10 kilometers north of the Highway 3A/6 Junction.

The pickup truck was severely damaged in the accident.

One man was taken to hospital with injuries.

Rossland Search and Rescue: local heroes

It's all very well in the daylight, but not so much when the headlamp packs it in at night.  (This picture does not represent the location of the rescue.)

On Wenesday, January 11, a lone skier was enjoying the beautiful, but rather cold, evening on Record Ridge.  The temperature was about minus 20 C. or perhaps even lower up there. Night falls early, and the moon was bright.  But when it came time to find a way back down the mountain, the moon was not quite bright enough, especially where there were trees shading the route, and the skier's headlamp stopped working.  Fortunately, his cell phone was functioning and he was able to call 911.

Five conditions secure coastal protection and economic benefits for all British Columbians

Premier Christy Clark said Wednesday the provincial government is approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

Following the Trudeau government’s approval of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, the Province’s clear, consistent and principled position on its five conditions has resulted in tangible and significant investments that will protect British Columbia’s environmental and economic interests.

“The five conditions is an articulation of the way we do business in British Columbia,” Premier Christy Clark said.

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature

COLUMN: A Ray of Hope from Nature

If you fly over a forest and look down, you’ll see every green tree and plant reaching to the heavens to absorb the ultimate energy source: sunlight. What a contrast when you look down on a city or town with its naked roofs, asphalt roads and concrete sidewalks, all ignoring the sun’s beneficence! Research shows we might benefit by thinking more like a forest.

Snowshoe by Moonlight at Red for a Good Cause

Snowshoe by Moonlight at Red for a Good Cause

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing in bright moonlight with friends and family? The West Kootenay Take a Hike Program invites your participation in our  first annual moonlight snowshoe event featuring excellent food, live music, a silent auction and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

Gitxsan chiefs add fourth lawsuit opposing Pacific Northwest LNG

Juvenile salmon at Flora Bank, by Lelu Island.  Photo by Tavish Campbell.

Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference in Vancouver.  They claim that the gas export terminal is an infringement of their Aboriginal fishing rights.

Two Gitxsan Nation hereditary chiefs—Charlie Wright with the Luutkudziiwus house group, and Yvonne Lattie with the Gwininitxw house group —filed the judicial review on Tuesday morning. 

Regional airport analysis supported

Council agreed to contribute $10,000 from the airport reserve fund to the City of Castlegar towards Jeppesen Aviation’s Registered Navigation Procedure Analysis for the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

During Monday's Nelson City Council meeting, it was discussed that the city will be helping to propel a feasibility report on the region’s main airport with a financial contribution for its analysis.

Council agreed to contribute $10,000 from the airport reserve fund to the City of Castlegar towards Jeppesen Aviation’s Registered Navigation Procedure Analysis for the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

Transformative Change in 2017 Starts With Community

Transformative Change in 2017 Starts With Community
   

As has been pointed out by too many people, 2016 was a devastating year for progressives (a homely term for all those who are want equality, democracy and ecological sanity). There is no need to repeat the list of atrocities, failures and disappointments, as we all have them indelibly marked on our psyches.

NDCU recognizes Osprey Community Foundation Directors

Pictured from left, former Osprey Community Foundation executive director, Vivien Bowers, new executive director Tina Choi, NDCU employees Meghan Mulvihill and Heather Gingras and Osprey past-chair, Tom Murray. — Submitted photo

Nelson & District Credit Union members, employees Meghan Mulvihill and Heather Gingras (holding Osprey sign) were happy to recognize the dedication and achievements of outgoing Osprey Community Foundation executive director, Vivien Bowers (far left), and outgoing director and past-chair, Tom Murray (far right), for their contributions to the community and strengthening the Foundation.

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