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Taking care of CBT business

By Rachel Lucas, Columbia Basin Trust The establishment of nine priorities will help the Columbia Basin Trust allocate resources to address Basin needs, says its president and CEO. Neil Muth said the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has finalized its 2011-2015 Strategic Priorities, providing “overarching direction” for CBT in terms...

Fire season in region comes in at less than half of average

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyThe number of fires that burned in the West Kootenay region this year was less than half of the 10-year average, with even fewer hectares than anywhere else in the province succumbing to forest fire blazes, according to the Southeast Fire Centre.There were only 227 fires that were reported...

Slope stability issue in Pulpit Rock parking lot slides down on the regional district

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily A slope stability issue at the base of Pulpit Rock trail has the regional district making moves to shore up the situation. The creation of a parking lot at the base of the trail last year — cutting into the side of the mountain — has slightly eroded the ability of the slope to stay put. ...

Engagement in a community-wide way

For the people who attended the recent 2010 Columbia Basin Trust Symposium, consider yourself engaged.And for those that didn’t, there is still a chance to delve into the topics of economic development, alternate energy, community engagement and building resilient organizations. Information presented at these sessions can be...

In a surprise move B.C. Premier plans his exit

By The Nelson DailyIn a surprise move Wednesday Gordon Campbell stepped down as Premier of B.C.“After considerable soul searching and discussion with my family I have decided to ask the B.C. Liberal Party executive to hold a leadership convention at the earliest possible date to select a new leader for our party,” Campbell ...

Morning Mountain could change hands

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The future of Morning Mountain may lie in the hands of the Nelson Cycling Club. The Regional District of Central Kootenay holds tenure on the controlled recreation area on the Crown land that used to be the Morning Mountain (Blewett) Ski Hill — and still owns property at the base of the ...

Ag plan grows up in West Kootenay

The Nelson Daily staffThe seeds of an agricultural plan have been sown for the region, with an eye towards improving the quantity and quality of agricultural production in the West Kootenay. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is creating an Area Agricultural Plan, conducting a planning process to research, develop...

SD8 begins implementation of full day kindergarten

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Full day kindergarten is now in full effect in most areas of the school district, with the program expected to land in Nelson next year, says the superintendent of schools. Jeff Jones confirmed that Nelson will be the next phase of the full day kindergarten (FDK) program in School District...

Sinixt claim BC Timber Sales did not consult in issuing timber sale licence and stage protest

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The one question BC Timber Sales forgot in their due diligence to allow logging on Perry Ridge was to ask the Sinixt Nation what they thought of issuing a timber sale licence for the parcel of land. As of Tuesday, the Sinixt have sent a message to BC Timber Sales, notifying the Crown...

Lots of tricks but no treats for NPD

Nelson Daily staff There was no trick to the treat Nelson Police Department laid on over 50 calls for service on the Halloween weekend, but most of the calls were not serious. One of the more bizarre was a “grossly intoxicated” 37-year-old Nelson man who wandered onto a Granite Road property Saturday morning around 4:37 a.m....

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