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Two killed in Slocan car crash

Two killed in Slocan car crash

Two people have died after a car accident north of Slocan City last night, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Cpl. John Ferguson.

“At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Slocan Lake RCMP Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a single car fatality on Highway 6, north of Slocan City in the bluff area,” he said.

 “A pickup truck with two occupants failed to negotiate a left hand curve on the highway and went into the pull out and over the embankment.

City of Rossland asks BC Auditor General for Local Government to investigate governance issues in the arena scandal

Basia Ruta, BC's first Auditor General for Local Government

The crowd spilled into City Hall’s hallways as 11 Rossland residents addressed council's public input period on Monday to support Coun. Kathy Moore's motion to request that BC's new Auditor General for Local Government (AGLG) investigate the big picture of policy, procedure, and governance in Rossland that may have contributed to the Jason Ward arena scandal.

Local activists voice displeasure over Enbridge to National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel

  Dick Vission and Pegasus McGauley represented the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians in Kelowna Monday. — Suzy Hamilton photo

By Suzy Hamilton, The Nelson Daily

Quoting UBC Kermode bear expert Kermitt Ritland, bear biologist Wayne McCrory said: “One thing is for sure, black oil will not look good on a white coat.”

“What are we going to tell our children when we knew what was inevitable and approved it anyway?”

McCrory was presenting a submission at the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel in Kelowna Monday.

Local ship builder promises to rebuild 'Pirate Ship'

The Pirate Ship near Chahko Mika Mall took on a little water over the weekend. — Bruce Fuhr photo

A local shipbuilder is determined to refloat the vessel that was seen starting to sink Sunday into Kootenay Lake near the Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson.

Nelson resident Gary Ramsbottom built the "Pirate Ship" virtually from scratch when he saw an old and weathered wooden hull by the side of the road.

He purchased the hull and began building the Pirate Ship using discarded material — recycled wood and old pieces of furniture.

TALES AND LEGENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN KINGDOM: Rossland’s early breweries

TALES AND LEGENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN KINGDOM: Rossland’s early breweries

It’s time to have a semi-serious examination of booze in early Rossland. After all, this is a town that likes a good time, a town that enjoys a good party. And way back in the day, it was a town with dozens of saloons providing good times to thirsty miners, as well as a town with lots of hotels that had well-stocked bars.

BC residents get say in selecting provinces top athlete

BC residents get say in selecting provinces top athlete

The BC Sport Sector is encouraging all British Columbians to have their say in who should be named BC’s top athlete in 2012 by casting an online vote at SportBC.com.

Of six exceptional finalists, the athlete who receives the highest number of votes will be honoured with the “Best of BC” award for his or her achievements at the 47th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards.

UPDATE: RDCK directors, management to release NDCC pool information

The sign taped to the front desk at the NDCC reception tells it all. — The Nelson Daily photo

Regional District of Central Kootenay officials will update media on the state of affairs at the NDCC pool Wednesday afternoon.

The management and directors will provide information on repairs that has closed the pool at the Nelson and District Community Complex since Monday.

Falling ceiling tiles forces closure of NDCC pool until further notice

The ceiling, not the sky, is falling in on the Nelson and District Community Complex pool causing immediate closure of the Regional District of Central Kootenay facility Monday afternoon said Joe Chirico.

Four cities chosen to host B.C. Games

Young athletes use competition at the B.C. Games to springboard their careers. — submitted photo

Penticton, Abbotsford, Kamloops and the Cowichan Valley are the big winners in the B.C. Games contest after Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett announced the four cities were chosen  as the host communities of the 2016 and 2018 BC Summer and Winter Games.

The host communities are as follows:

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