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$4.5 million to be invested for agriculture innovation

The provincial and federal governments have targeted over $4.5 million through the Growing Forward Agreement to support B.C. agricultural producers and processors who want to develop new products, create new processes, and access new markets. Under the innovation banner of the federal-provincial Growing Forward Agreement,...

Fish, habitat benefit from new minimum flow from Revelstoke Dam

BC Hydro is now maintaining water releases from Revelstoke Dam at or above 142 cubic metres per second, the first time a minimum flow has been maintained at the dam. Although the level was recommended by the 2007 Columbia River Water Use Plan, four years of data collection on the mid-Columbia river productivity are now being...

Avalanche closes portion of Highway 3

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyWeather continued to wreck havoc on the West Kootenay Monday afternoon as several tonnes of snow crashed down on Highway 3 approximately 30 kilometres south of Salmo Monday afternoon, closing the road. The avalanche and snow slide forced RCMP officers to declare a portion of Highway 3 closed...

Holland to take over from Maluta on Jan. 27

The Change of Command ceremony for the city’s police department will take place Thursday, Jan. 27 in Nelson Supreme Court chambers.Chief Constable Dan Maluta will relinquish command of the Nelson Police Department  to Chief Constable Wayne Holland in a Change of Command Ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m. Holland is moving from ...

Free debt workshop in Slocan Valley

By Amy Taylor, Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic  Unsure how to manage your debts? Wondering what your options are?  The Kootenay Boundary Credit Clinic is holding a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-5 p.m. at the Slocan Park Hall.  The workshop can help you to take charge of your debts and use credit wisely. Learn the tools...

Credit Union board positions now open

Nelson and District Credit Union (NDCU) is now accepting applications for three opportunities for its upcoming board of director elections.These positions provide an opportunity to actively participate in one of the most influential financial institutions in the communities of Nelson, Rossland and East Shore. “We are looking...

CBT supports inspiring youth projects

Four youth projects were successful in the recent intake of the Columbia Basin Youth Grants program. Offered by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), the grants support youth-led projects that directly benefit Basin youth (ages 15 to 29) and involve youth in project development, planning and implementation. Applications for the next ...

Dangerous avalanche conditions persist in backcountry

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAvalanche danger in the West Kootenay backcountry at or above the tree line is still rated as considerable, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. Conditions are very dangerous and travel in the backcountry is not recommended, according to the report filed by CAC’s Peter Marshall on ...

Emergency Operations Centre disbands; support committee ongoing

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe longer term needs of former residents of the Kerr Apartment Building will continue to be met by the coordination of agencies and service providers in the city as the Emergency Operations Centre has been demobilized.The EOC's lifespan is intended to be relatively short in nature, explained...

Pending spelling check, Chinatown plaque approved by council

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyIn an effort to avoid the embarrassment from spelling errors that befell the First Nations plaque last year, City council turned over the review of a new plaque approved for the Chinatown project to the Cultural Development Commission for “spell checking.” City council approved $1,500 in ...

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