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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 21 2022

 

La Niña is setting up to wreak havoc on the West Kootenay.

A higher than normal snowpack and a delayed spring freshet could cause flooding in the region, especially along the shores of Kootenay Lake.

By Contributor on Thursday May 19 2022

As drivers hit the road this Victoria Day long weekend, ICBC (Insurance Cooporation of BC) and police are asking drivers to watch their speed.

ICBC said on average, 480 people are injured and three people are killed in 1,800 crashes — including 63 people injured in 270 crashes throughout the Southern Interior — in the province over Victoria Day long weekend.

By Contributor on Thursday May 19 2022

Since the mid-2000’s, the collapse of the Kootenay Lake fishery has been apparent, and well documented.

Prior to 2012, the Meadow Creek spawning channel has supported an average of 67.7 million kokanee eggs and an average of 693,000 spawners.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 19 2022

Downtown Nelson was a maze of construction vehicles and equipment after a water main on the south side of 500 Baker Street experienced a linear break, resulting in a handful of flooded basements of buildings housing some local businesses the City of Nelson said in a media release Thursday.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

Smoke was not the only thing that polluted the sky when several wildfires burned in the West Kootenay last summer.

Noise pollution from helicopters was also a problem and — along with several complaints from regional district residents — the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay has petitioned federal MP’s with a plan.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 18 2022

Nelson Soccer Association teams won a large number of medals during the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament this past weekend at the Lakeside Fields.

Nelson Selects competed against teams from Creston, Fernie, Castlegar/Trail, Cranbrook and Columbia Valley during the weekend.

More than 45 teams from throughout the Kootenay Zone competed in division from U10 to U18.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2022

Several individuals have been arrested for violating a court-ordered injunction granted to Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd. (CCC) on August 27, 2019 to conduct logging operations in an area known as Salisbury Creek near Argenta, British Columbia.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

The Kootenay Rockies have achieved yet another level of excellence.

The region — which includes Nelson and the West Kootenay — is a biosphere certified destination, only the third such region in the nation to achieve the honour.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 17 2022

Kootenay Columbia MP, Rob Morrison would like the public to consider nominating citizens in the riding for Platinum Jubilee Award pins.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the accession to the Throne of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 17 2022

KidSport Nelson would like invited the public to participate in JERSEY DAY FOR KIDSPORT ON MAY 25TH during KidSport Week across Canada.

KidSport Week runs from May 22-28.

For a donation of $2 or more, encourage employees, friends, students and staff to wear their favourite jersey in support of KidSport!