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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 11 2017

Shortly after hundreds of vehicles from the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise vacated Baker Street, Sunday morning hundreds of motorcycles lined Nelson's downtown for the 2017 West Kootenay Toy Run.

Motorcycle riders from throughout the region made the trek from Castlegar to Nelson, Nelson to Salmo, Salmo to the Greater Trail area before heading back to the Sunflower City for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 11 2017

Smoke may have scared away a few vehicles, but the owners that did attend the 2017 Road Kings Queen City Cruise were not disappointed with the turnout of spectators flocking to Baker Street Saturday.

The annual Road Kings Queen City Cruise, despite seeing a bit of welcomed rain, was once again a hit with vehicles arriving from southern BC Interior, Washington, Idaho and Alberta.

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by Timothy Schafer on Sunday Sep 10 2017

Calls regarding problem bears are down this year compared to last year in the city but are still well above previous years, says the region’s WildSafe BC coordinator.

David White said the quandary of bears in the city right now is around 80 calls, down from the nearly 200 the city withstood last year, but still above the 35 average from 2013 to 2015.

“It doesn’t mean that bear...

by Sara Golling on Sunday Sep 10 2017

On Friday, September 8, Dr. Darryl Plecas, then a Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, agreed to serve in the Legislature as Speaker.  His party promptly disowned him ― first, kicked him out of the Liberal caucus, then on Saturday, September 9, the Liberal Party executive  voted to strip him of membership in the Liberal Party of BC, according to a press release issued by Sharon White,...

by Contributor on Sunday Sep 10 2017

By David Buckna

In a July interview, BC Education Minister Rob Fleming said: "I think our government just has a completely different and fresh attitude towards public education. John Horgan made it clear his priority as premier is to make sustained investments in the school system, because it pays enormous social and economic dividends."

If our new government...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.

"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.

"The Granby River, Kettle and West Kettle River are all at...

by Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.

This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.

“We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by 50 percent,” the City of Grand Forks...

by Timothy Schafer on Friday Sep 08 2017

A business proposal that ran contrary to the city’s vision for Railtown did not receive approval for a development permit even though no community concerns against the project were received.

City council’s resolve for its newly minted Railtown Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) was put to the test when Rocky Mountain Energy applied to re-designate and rezone the property on...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 07 2017

Government Road in Railtown was closed for part of Thursday afternoon while members of Nelson Police and Nelson Fire Rescue investigated a grass fire near the side of the shoulder.

The incident started when Nelson Fire Rescue was called to a report of a  wildland fire on Government Road in the Railtown area of Nelson at 3:46 p.m.

Firefighters arrived to see three members of the...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Sep 07 2017

A pair of Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program alumni had the opportunity to shine in Las Vegas over the summer where they took part in a massive gathering of the industry’s leaders.

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS) Fair takes place in Las Vegas every two years where woodworking manufacturing professionals gather to see what’s new and explore what’s...

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