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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Nov 02 2017

Part of the city’s watershed is in the cross hairs for logging as one of the region’s largest lumber companies intends to salvage dead timber in order to suppress a Douglas-fir bark beetle infestation just west of the city.

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company in Thrums is seeking review and comment from the community on a proposed cutting permit (CP) application to harvest timber in the Selous...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

The southern interior is digging out after the first major snow storm of the season.

And Old Man Winter is expected to stick around for at least a few more days with Environment Canada forecasting a chance of snow flurries for the next few days.

Many of the mountain passes were hit hard by the storm, with 36 cm falling on the Okanagan Connector through the night.

Roads in...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

“The West is the best. /  Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”

                                                -- Jim Morrison, the Doors, Blue Bus

In the beginning, two words

I do not often fare into the waters of moral judgements, but in this column I do. My morals and ethics, or “values” as the modern vocabulary seems to prefer,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

Halloween came and went with in the Nelson area with many a youngster trick-or-treating through the streets of the Heritage City and outer areas.

People attended Halloween costume parties, carvedpumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, bobbed for apples, hopefully didn't play too many pranks as well as visited the many haunted attractions that popped up at local...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Over the next six weeks, British Columbians have the opportunity to share their perspective on the path to raising B.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Fair Wages Commission is seeking input on the timing of wage increases for the general workforce, as well as looking at wage fairness for liquor servers, live-in camp leaders, home support workers, resident caretakers and certain farm...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Province is taking action to protect big game wildlife in portions of the Kootenay Region that were severely affected by wildfires this past summer.

Effective immediately, five fire perimeters in the vicinity of White/Bull River, Linklater Creek, Lamb Creek, Soowa Mountain and Island Pond, will be closed to motor vehicles for the purpose of hunting from Sept. 1 to June 30 each year...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

In the wake of the recent ammonia leak deaths of three workers in Fernie on October 17, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski made a statement in the House of Commons Monday calling for changes to how public rinks do business across Canada.

Stetski took the opportunity to call on the government to coordinate an effort to replace ammonia refrigeration systems in public rinks with safer CO2...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Nora Hannon, Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator for the Regional District of Central Kootenay said areas identified as high risk for wildfire are benefiting from operational fuel treatment work, in an effort to protect adjacent communities and critical infrastructure from potential wildfires.

In a media release Hannon said the RDCK has commenced or is about to commence fuel treatment...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 30 2017

Local Police would like to remind the public that Halloween is a fun time of the year.

However, if not done safely, the fun time can lead to some scary problems.

Here are a few Road Safety Tips:

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 29 2017

Kinder Morgan, is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America specializing in owning and controlling oil and gas pipelines and terminals, received some serious pushback Saturday as protest Saturday blocked the proposed start of the tanker route for the Kinder Morgan pipeline.

In a media release, Coast Protectors said following an on-the-water blockade of...

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