I live next to a swamp. After 20 years of having this swamp as my neighbour, it’s kind of grown on me. I enjoy the spring flush of marsh marigolds, the annual reawakening of spring peepers, and I still smile when I see a colourful wood duck perched in a tree.
To The Editor:
“Today (Wednesday) is Bell ‘Let’s Talk Day’ which encourages people to have conversations about mental health to raise awareness and reduce stigma. Last Friday, the annual report from BC’s Provincial Health Officer found that the province is falling behind the rest of the country when it comes to mental health.
Earlier in the day Nelson Police were experiencing difficulties with its telephone lines, specifically 9-1-1.
Nelson Police in a media release said as of 7 p.m., the phone line issue has been resolved.
Nelson Police said residents requiring emergency service may now call 9-1-1 as per normal.
URGENT: 9-1-1 lines down at NPD
Grand Forks Wolves jumped out to a quick 17-4 lead en route to a 40-23 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay High School Junior Girl's Basketball action Monday at the Hangar.
After surrendering the first two points of the game, the Wolves outscored the Bombers 15-2 to take command of the game before halftime.
Glacier athletes did not disappoint their coaches at the annual Glacier Judges Cup this past weekend at the club’s facility in the Civic Centre.
Head coach Sandra Long said many Glacier gymnasts finished in the medals in the competition that attracted 140 competitors from clubs throughout the Kootenays, including Castlegar, Trail and Invermere.
From the RCMP report:
The Glacier gymnasts were front and center recently as the club hosted its Judges Cup at the Civic Centre facility.
Athletes from throughout the Kootenay region attended the meet.
The event was the first home meet of the season for the Glacier Club, which will host two other competitions in March 9 — Spring Jump Fest — and May 4-5 — Glacier Invitational.
Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51-per-cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, for $991 million.
The federal government’s plan to lower prescription drug prices could impede access and thus limit the benefits of life-saving drugs and discourage innovation, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.
Nelson Leafs scored three times in the second period to edge Golden Rockets 4-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.
The win allowed the Murdoch Division leading Leafs to gain a weekend split after dropping a 5-3 decision to the Ghostriders Saturday night in Fernie.