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Derek Edwards 'In Praise of the Ostrich' coming to Trail, Nelson

‘In Praise of the Ostrich’  with Derek Edwards is coming to Trail and Nelson. ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’ moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. Edwards returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans […]

Changes coming to identification required for cannabis, liquor purchases

The requirement for identification for liquor or cannabis purchases in B.C. is slated to drop from two pieces to one. Currently, anyone who purchases liquor or cannabis must show two pieces of identification (ID) if requested by the licensed establishment. The proposed regulatory amendment to section 158 in the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation and […]

Civic Centre revitalization project takes step back after being stalled by escalating costs

Escalating costs and scope have dampened the enthusiasm and momentum of the Civic Centre project causing the City to head back to the drawing board for solutions. City manager Kevin Cormack said the City is still “working through that one” as it tries to match the needs of the heritage facility with the dollars to […]

Four BC Wildfire contractors killed in head-on crash

RCMP said four BC Wildfire Service sub-contractors died in a traffic accident early Wednesday morning on Highway 1, near Walhachin, BC. RCMP said emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle collision accident at approximately 2 a.m.,  1 kilometer west of Juniper Beach Provincial Park. Police said that the initial investigation determined the pick-up truck failed to […]

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson

RCMP said a 63-year-old man died Monday afternoon as a result of a traffic accident near Bonnington Road west of Nelson. RCMP said the fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV happened at approximately 1 p.m. Monday, September 18th. “Initial investigation determined that the motorcyclist struck an SUV which was stopped in the passing […]

Letter: Senior makes request for hemodialysis units at KLH

To The Editor: The majority of the hemodialysis patients I see in the renal dialysis area of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) are, like me, seniors who are suffering from kidney failure. Also, we have serious mobility issues that require the use of walkers or wheel chairs to get to the dialysis units on […]

Op/Ed: Driving at work is dangerous, we can make it safer

By Trace Acres Here’s something that may surprise you: Driving may be the most dangerous thing most of us do in our job, even if we do it just once in a while. Don’t think you drive at work? You may need to think again. Sure, you may not be a courier or delivery person […]

RD’s form partnership regarding diversion of organic waste

Organic waste will be diverted from the more populous parts of the Kootenay Boundary region district to the Central Kootenay regional district after the two regional governments signed an agreement recently. A memorandum of understanding was signed last week between the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) […]

Crash claims life of 20-yr-old Castlegar man

On Saturday, Sept. 16,  at 8:35 p.m., Castlegar RCMP were alerted to a motor vehicle collision that occurred approximately 10 kilometers on the Deer Park Forest Service Road. A witness reported seeing a vehicles lights after hearing the sound of trees breaking which alerted them to the collision. The witness drove to an area where […]

UPDATED: Village applauds efforts of local fire departments in battling Salmo Hotel blaze

Salmo Chief Administrative Officer Ange Qualizza said the Village is overwhelmed with the response of local fire firefighters after fire engulfed the top floor of the heritage building Friday afternoon. “We pleased with the response of volunteer fire departments,” Qualizza said. The local Salmo Fire Department with mutual aid assistance from the Regional District of […]

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