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By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 29 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a small poultry flock in the Regional District of Central Kootenay has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.

By Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail.

At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building too.

By CBT on Thursday Apr 28 2022

These days, so many aspects of life rely on technology: a senior sends a message to her grandchild, a man checks in with his doctor online, an unemployed worker prints off a form to apply for Employment Insurance.

With a wide-reaching project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is making tech more readily available to people in the region, along with the know-how to use it.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Following the flooding in November 2021, the Province is making significant changes to ensure more people, communities and businesses can access and receive increased benefits from British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance program.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Apr 28 2022

The city won’t be jumping on board the banning of single-use plastics train any time soon, despite communities across the province already banning them ahead of provincial and federal government legislation.

A city official confirmed that Nelson is waiting for the federal government to pass Canada-wide legislation that would ban single-use plastic later this year.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 27 2022

A significant number of primary learners in School District No. 8 are performing below grade level in reading and writing, according to the Literacy Annual Report 2022.

Produced by School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), the report noted for the past five years SD8 Kindergarten assessment and Read by Grade Three data showed a dip in reading and writing testing for primary learners.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

Brooklyn Barge, a leading provider of barge and pile driving on the Arrow Lakes for the past 30 years, is looking to continue the same expert services on Kootenay Lake after recently acquiring Nelson’s Kootenay Barge

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

The City of Nelson bids farewell to Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Colin McClure.

At the end of May 2022, McClure will join the City of Trail as their new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

A Castlegar man is facing numerous charges after allegedly robbing the Centex Gas Station in the 5000 block of Highway 3B, near Salmo on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Trail RCMP said in a media release Tuesday that officers from Trail and Greater District, Salmo and Castlegar combined to apprehend the suspect following a chase that ended near Champion Lakes Road, in Fruitvale.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

From January to March 4, 2020, Crime Reduction Units of the Trail and Greater District and Castlegar RCMP joined forces to conduct a lengthy investigation into a local drug trafficking ring in Trail.