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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2017

After months of inaction by the Liberal government, Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is welcoming today’s announcement of an $867 million support package, while also urging the government to fight the unfair U.S. tariffs and find a long-term resolution that protects jobs and reflects Canada’s regional differences.
 
“After 18 months of failing Canadians on this file, the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 01 2017

In media release Saturday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay is rescinding the Evacuation Order for three homes on Picard Road due to a reduced risk of flooding.

The area will remain on Evacuation Alert and residents should be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The property that remains on Evacuation Order is:

  • 3946 Woykin Road

...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jun 01 2017

The work of a municipal government never stops, but at this time in the City of Nelson's history it is arguably the busiest it has ever been.

The city is currently grappling with 10 major issues, any one of which would be enough to significantly occupy a municipal government's time and energy.

All 10 are in varying degrees of development and implementation, including marijuana...

by City of Trail on Thursday Jun 01 2017

The City of Trail has closed the Gyro Park beach area and the sidewalk along the beach due to extremely high water. The City will keep the area closed until further notice and we strongly advise Gyro Park-goers not to access this area until we advise it is safe to do so.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.  Please...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jun 01 2017

While other teams in the province had the chance to fight it out for bragging rights on the pitch at respective Girl’s Soccer Provincial Tournaments, the Grand Forks Wolves had their season unceremoniously ended in the boardroom after BC School Sports ruled the team used ineligible players.

The Wolves thought they would be in Kelowna Thursday, representing the zone at the BC High School...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 01 2017

RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Trail man for breaching his bail conditions of no contact with anyone under the age of 16 years. Information had been received that the man approached two male youths in the Glenmerry area. Through interviews of the two youths, their parents and the initial witness, it was conclusively determined that the man had not breached his conditions.

"What did happen...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 01 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has declared a State of Local Emergency and an Evacuation Order for Slocan Valley West Road following flooding due to a continued rise of the Slocan River.

In a media release Thursday, the RDCK said several sections of Slocan Valley West Road have meanwhile been submerged.

"A flood watch remains in place for the...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday May 31 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more.  The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.

The local Italian community has had a truly national impact.  Two of the big players...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday May 31 2017

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trail RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Trail for breaching his bail conditions by contacting two children under the age of 16, according to Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“This stems from an investigation back in February, when this same individual was arrested for luring a child via computer,” Orr said, adding a resident witnessed him making contact with two young...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 31 2017

The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.

Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

There's a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.

The...

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