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By Andrew Zwicker on Monday May 16 2011


A charge of second degree murder has been laid on a 17-year-old male resident of Trail, after a physical altercation that occurred on May 15. The suspect remains in custody as the matter has been held over until May 19, when it will be handled at the Rossland Courthouse.

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment General Investigation Section is continuing...

By Andy George on Sunday May 15 2011
The 22-year vision of using the Black Train Bridge (BTB) for pedestrians was fulfilled with a trails ribbon-cutting event and bridge rededication to a local fallen soldier, Master Corporal Darrell J. Priede. With the grand opening a significant link in the trail system of Grand Forks is now complete and ready to revolutionize commutes.
Unanimously viewed as a...
By Nik Green on Sunday May 15 2011
Some days I wonder if our country should adopt a harsher attitude towards punishing certain criminals. To read the front of the Province recently and see triple child killer Allan Schoenborn faced with being granted days of freedom really made me want to see some Texan laws imported and applied liberally. He has since withdrawn his request but it’s not his angle that concerns me, it...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday May 14 2011

The financial piper will be paid by Trail’s Teck Metals Inc. for two chemical spills into local waterways the company was found at fault for in 2010.

Teck will pay $325,000 for depositing mercury into the Columbia River, and allowing a leachate to overflow into Stoney Creek.

In consultation with Teck, a decision was made to pursue an...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday May 13 2011

By Malin Christensson

Where do you get local seeds or manure for your garden? Is there someone raising chicks for sale in the Slocan Valley? Who could you ask about how to keep honeybees?

There is lots of interest in gardening and eating local food, yet sometimes it seems both a mystery and an illegal activity to follow a 100-mile or...

By Contributor on Thursday May 12 2011

There could a mass cull of black bears if conservation officers find the animals aren’t as wild as they should be.

For the 26 black bears who were part of the high profile marijuana grow operation bust last summer in Christina Lake, their lives hang in the balance as they wake up from their winter hibernation, reports.

If conservation...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday May 11 2011

Gasoline prices in parts of the West Kootenay continued their upward march Wednesday, rising 2.5 cents per litre, similar to what was happening across the province and the country.

The increase followed a 6.5-cents-per-litre jump the day before in some areas.

The increases means the average price for a litre of regular is just under $1.38.9 in...

By Rachel Selkirk on Wednesday May 11 2011
The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society (KCTS) is up and running again, and is now in their second week of work. However, the heavy snowfall this past winter is having an effect on the opening of the trails.

“We’re just doing our annual inspection and maintenance of the trails as they open, which is quite a bit slower this year than previous years because of all...
By Allyson Kenning on Wednesday May 11 2011

It’s been nearly four years since a bulldozing crew came to tear down the old Cooke Avenue School. Since then, the site has been home to a whole lot of weeds. Almost two months ago, however, a group of three Rossland doctors got together and bought the property with the aim of building affordable housing there in order to attract young families to Rossland.

The idea for...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 11 2011

Eight months after saying no to a zoning bylaw change that would pave the way for a duplex to be built at the corner of 5th and St. Paul, city council has now approved and adopted the contentious bylaw. Monday evening at council, neighbours repeated their views, citing safety and over-densification concerns as reasons to squash the project. Arguments in favour of the project were also repeated...