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by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

While the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned is a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

Julie Payette was sworn in Monday as Canada’s new Governor General and representative of the Queen.

The ceremony was attended by Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski.

“It was a pleasure meeting Governor General Payette,” Stetski said. “She is a former astronaut, engineer, and business owner who speaks six languages. Her life experiences will serve Canadians well as she carries out...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The Village of Salmo is honoured to receive two prestigious awards as the 2017 conference of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

The first award was the BC Wood Council award for excellence in the use of lumber in municipal construction for the new 6th Street Pedestrian bridge opened on July 1st...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

Any smoke in the valley northeast of Nelson Tuesday (October 3) was due to BC Wildfire Service burning piles of wood debris from a fuel treatment project in the Sitkum Creek area on Tuesday, October 3 said the Southeast Fire Centre in a media release.

The...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The trend of warm weather continued over the region for the month of September said Ron LakemanWeather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar in the monthly synopsis.

“As was the case during the past two months a strong upper ridge of high pressure maintained unseasonably warm and generally dry conditions during the initial 12 days of September,” Lakeman said.

“A...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 02 2017

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a violent attack in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured:

"The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night's shooting.

"Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge was among those who lost...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 01 2017

The Village of Salmo, located on the Crowsnest Highway, was founded as a small mining town near the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway during the gold rush of 1896.

For years, the village has been the butt of jokes, but like a fad that was once thought to be out of the mainstream, staff is using its ironic piece of clothing to showcase Salmo to the world.

The Salmo Dinner Jacket, a...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 01 2017

Community Futures Central Kootenay would like to congratulate Bob Wright on his win of the Al McCracken Memorial Award at the 2017 Community Futures British Columbia Conference in Quesnel, BC on September 15. This award recognizes an individual who has shown an outstanding and ongoing volunteer effort to Community Futures both locally and provincially.

Wright is a life-...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 01 2017

To celebrate National Seniors Day, transit users 65 years of age or over will be able to ride the bus for free in the West Kootenay Transit System on Monday, October 2.

While National Seniors Day (October 1) falls on a Sunday this year, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary,...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 28 2017

An increase in transit routes has resulted in an increase to ridership in Nelson and the greater West Kootenay region.

According to figures recently released by B.C. Transit, ridership has increased across all three transit systems that West Kootenay Regional Transit services, including Nelson by five per cent, building upon a 10 per cent increase last year.

Total passenger trips...

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