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by Contributor on Monday Dec 18 2017

Reaction appears to be positive after the British Columbia government announced Monday it is ending the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province.

Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy made the announcement Monday.

 “Through consultations this...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.


No one was injured during the event.  It appears that the...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Environment Canada has advising the public that hazardous winter conditions are expected, with heavy snow expected Tuesday through Tuesday night.

"An approaching moisture-laden warm front will bring heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions on Tuesday," the Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning statement said.

"The snow will start...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Kootenay-Columbia Member of Parliament Wayne Stetski said recently in the House of Commons Finance Minister’s private pension reform bill will make it easier for employers to change private pensions while shifting the burden of risk to workers.

“These changes represent a serious risk to the retirement security of Canadians,” Stetski said. “This proposal was met with an outcry of ...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Dec 17 2017

One of Canada’s well-recognized raptors, the peregrine falcon, has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is a positive sign that conservation efforts are working and that maintaining habitat is now crucial in their continued recovery.

The conservation status of the peregrine falcon has been assessed as “not at risk” by...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 17 2017

A generous West Kootenay pioneer whose name is memorialized at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus has been added to a Heritage BC interactive map featuring Francophone heritage sites across the province.

Under the umbrella of the not-for-profit Heritage BC, the BC Francophone Cultural Tourism Map recognizes contributions made by the Francophone community to the province’s economic,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

After a very successful fundraising year in 2017, the Nelson Legion Ladies Auxiliary made a stop at the Nelson branch of the Salvation Army to present Major Robin Burrows with a cheque for $1500 to help with the Christmas Drive.

Burrows thanked the Legion Ladies for taking the time to come and collect the...

by Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

Warning: In the afternoon of December 15, a thief smashed windows in several cars parked in the roadside parking lot at Strawberry Pass and stole items from them. One man admitted having left his wallet in his vehicle; a window was broken and the wallet was stolen. He reported that, when he arrived at the parking lot from his task in the woods, there were six other vehicles with broken windows...

by Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

In Rossland City Council Chambers on Thursday evening, December 14, well-known Rossland resident Kim Deane modestly received a medal awarded to him by Senator Nancy Greene Raines, honouring his volunteerism and involvement in developing local trail systems and other recreational opportunities in the Rossland Range.  With the public gallery packed and overflowing into the hallways, Mayor...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 15 2017

A pedestrian was sent to Trail hospital after an accident outside Castlegar Tim Horton's this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:56 a.m., and crews arrived at 10:02 a.m. to find RCMP already on scene and detouring traffic off Columbia Avenue.

Columbia Avenue was reopened at roughly 10:30 a.m.

He said an older gentleman was struck...


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