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Multiple grizzly sightings on trails near Neptune Creek

Multiple grizzly sightings on trails near Neptune Creek

The City of Rossland has issued a press release informing the public that it has been been notified by WildsafeBC that there have been several sightings of a grizzly and two cubs in and around the Neptune Creek area.

This area is home to several popular mountain bike trails, including Larch Ridge, Monte Cola and COG. This area is also part of the Black Jack trail system up toward the Biathalon Range.

Careless discard of smoking material causes scare at Husky Station

Careless discard of smoking material causes scare at Husky Station

Nelson Fire Department report disposal carelessly of what could have been, a cigarette, came dreadfully close to causing a major catastrophe Sunday at the at the Husky Station on Nelson Avenue.

Assistant Fire Chief Michael Daloise said in an written release that the "carelessly discarded smoking material" caused a fire approximately ten feet from the pumps at the local gas station.

"When the initial crew arrived a small fire was observed in the planter box that was up against the building," Assistant Fire Chief Daloise said.

And the winner of the Amazing Travel Scholarship is — Ellie Hewat of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo

Ellie Hewat . . . quite astonished to win Amazing Travel Scholarship

Like any contest, Ellie Hewat probably entered with an open mind wondering if possibly her ship just might come in.

That anticipation that something was up grew when the folks at S-Trip! connected with the J.V. Humphries High School student via Skype.

S-Trip! rep Lauren then started the conversation to Ellie with the question:

"What would it mean to you if you won the Amazing Travel Scholarship?"

Ellie responded, "It would be so amazing . . . I can't even express it . . .."

First Nations remains found at Slocan Pool area

A hiker discovered bones in the Slocan Pool area, below the Kootenay Canal in South Slocan. — Photo by Colin Payne

The provincial government is now consulting with First Nations groups after a hiker found bones earlier this year at the Slocan Pool area, below the Kootenay Canal in South Slocan.

According to information provided by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, a hiker discovered bones at the popular recreation area on Feb. 26, 2014 and immediately contacted the RCMP to report the find.

Nursing the wounded back into the wild

A baby moose, like this one in the photo, is the latest project by a local wildlife guru.

There's wonderful person living in Nelson who does not take kindly to wildlife not being cared for.

The latest orphan to come under the care of Helen Jameson is a baby moose.

Helen, who has tended orphaned wildlife for over 40 years (including grizzlies, black bears, moose, deer and other animals) is certainly kept busy feeding this hungry growing moose.

Nursing wounded wildlife back to health is not cheap, and while Jameson would never ask, others are looking to help her out by raising funds.

It's Official: Ribbon cutting opens doors for Nelson's new All-Wheel Park

Drew Summersides warmed up with a few jumps before wowing the crowd during the official opening of Nelson's All-Wheel Park in Rosemont. — Bruce Fuhr photos

When Drew Summersides was a young boy, teams sports were not his forte.

The Nelson native liked to go fast.

He liked to do what he wanted, when he wanted and skateboarding provided that outlet.

Saturday, 22-year-old Summersides joined a handful of his closest skateboarding pals to help with the official opening of the All-Wheel Park located in Rosemont.

KETTLE RIVER Q&A: The twisted tale of a MAD trout

Maddy, the MAD trout of the Kettle River. Illustration by Dustin LaCroix; thanks to the Christina Lake Stewardship Society.

Adapted from a presentation to classes at West Boundary Elementary, May 2014.

Today I want to tell you the story of Maddy the trout. This is a true story, kind of. One that requires a bit of imagination, and no fear of statistics of a very basic kind.

The provincial government needs an education about education

The provincial government needs an education about education

I cannot decide if I should laugh or cry in response to the Provincial government’s exasperating effort to come up with lock-out terms for teachers. The government’s objective is to entice teachers to accept its conditions for a new contract. How can restricting the teachers’ hours at work, reducing their income by an arbitrary percentage, and demanding that they nonetheless continue to perform services essential to education on a volunteer basis motivate teachers to agree?

Volunteers badly needed to have a terrific time at this year's Relay for Life

Volunteers badly needed to have a terrific time at this year's Relay for Life

The Trail Relay for Life is a go for tomorrow (Saturday), but organizers say they'd love a few more volunteers tonight and tomorrow help the day go smoothly.

Thate releases first EP and radio single

Thate releases first EP and radio single

Many Boundary residents already know who Amanda Thate is – a 20-year-old local singer known for her vocals. But in the next few months, her name is going to become more familiar in the industry and on radio stations as Thate continues to advance her career.

The first big news for Thate is that she is launching her debut album – an EP -- called “Something Brave” on June 2. The album will be available on iTunes and CD Baby and includes her newest single “Hit and Run,” which can be heard on her website.

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