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Timber supply shrinks by six per cent in Kootenay Lake Forest District

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Mountain caribou and community forests have combined to reduce the timber supply available for forestry companies in the Kootenay Lake Forest District, the area’s chief forester says. Jim Snetsinger released the third examination of the overall timber supply area (TSA) within the Kootenay...

Logging truck rolls over on sharp curve

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There was no consonance in the accident Monday morning when a logging truck overturned on a sharp “S” curve on Highway 6 southeast of Salmo. Around 8:25 a.m. a northbound logging truck overturned on the highway just north of the Nelway Border Crossing, southeast of Salmo.   The truck had...

Lo's Blog: Vuvuzelas Rwandan style

Lauren Galbraith of Nelson is currently in Kigali, Rwanda on a six-month placement in the land-locked, east-African country of Rwanda. From September 2010 to February 2011, the L.V. Rogers graduate will be teaching, working and learning in the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences department of the Kigali Health Institute in the...

Twenty-one people charged with various drug trafficking offences in the West Kootenay/Boundary

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyA “resource-intensive” investigation by the RCMP in the West Kootenay/Boundary region in the last four months has resulted in 21 people being charged with 43 drug trafficking offences. Members of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment plain clothes General Investigation Section embarked...

Mayor asks CBT for help on major 'drawback to business retention'

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily Mayor John Dooley has asked the Columbia Basin Trust to change the weather. Well, at least the weather in Castlegar, a constant thorn in the side of those who look to fly in and out of the West Kootenay during the wetter winter months of the year. The mayor — also the city’s director on ...

Jumbo updated contact information

Due to a cabinet shuffle on Monday, there are new contact people for the pending Jumbo Wild decision, advises a member of the West Kootenay EcoSociety.Coordinator David Reid said in wake of a pending decision on creating a “resort municipality” in the Jumbo Glacier Valley — to allow a 6,500-bed resort town — and the cabinet...

Change constant at the Library

The only thing constant is change, a wise philosopher once said. This is especially true at the Nelson Library. Between the on-site expansion and the referendum on expanded library service, things are really changing. The facility may even change its name, trading “municipal” for “public” in the wake of a ‘yes’ vote in two ...

New wharf planned for Procter

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The community of Procter will soon have a new fishing dock to call their own. In an effort to encourage fishing, the West Arm Outdoors Club — through the Regional District of Central Kootenay — has taken it upon themselves to create a wharf on the site of the old federal dock in Procter....

Journey to Nepal

In the spring of 2010, two families — the O'Neills from Winlaw and the Doells from Rossland — went on a journey of connection to Nepal. These families each have teenage children who were born in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world. The purpose of their two-month journey was to reconnect their children with their...

Peewee Leafs receive major test in Vernon

By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Peewee Leafs got a taste of the big leagues during the Vernon Tier II Peewee Rep Hockey Tournament Sunday in the Central Okanagan City.The Reps lost three of four games against some pretty impressive opposition from the Okanagan and Lower Mainland.“The (boys) played pretty well this weekend...

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