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By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 18 2011

A developer looking to put 27 resort cabins in Shutty Bench, five kilometres north of Kaslo, has asked the regional district area to relax a floodplain building setback so he can build closer to the water.

Kevin Hoffart. owner of Wing Creek Resort, applied for the setback for five of the 27 cabins planned to be built within the 15 metre setback required from Wing Creek...

By Rachel Selkirk on Wednesday May 18 2011
The Fraser Institute, a BC-based research and educational organization, has ranked Rossland Secondary School (RSS) thirtieth in the province in terms of academic performance. The study included 273 public and private schools in the province. Among public schools on the list, RSS ranked a remarkable fifth in BC.
 
The school performance score is based on graduation...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday May 18 2011

Mining has long been a staple of the Kootenay region and in many cases was the catalyst that initially influenced the founding of the area’s cities, towns and villages. For the better part of the last century mining has been the backbone of much of our economy. With most of the old mines now long since shut down, many former mining communities have gotten creative and turned their mining...

By Andrew Zwicker on Tuesday May 17 2011
Three talented women with a local connection, “For the Birds” will be coming to Rossland next week and we’ve got a contest to help you go see them with a full belly. Anyone who “likes” the Rossland Telegraph’s Facebook page will be entered into random draw to win dinner for two at the Red Room Lounge and reserved front row seating for...
By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday May 16 2011

By Michael Jessen

When you’re addicted to something, you’ll do anything to satisfy your need – and so will your drug supplier.

In North America, one of our addictions is to energy, a commodity that is overabundant or...

By Contributor on Monday May 16 2011

The BC River Forecast Centre upgraded their high level advisory to a flood watch for the Kettle and Granby rivers , and are maintaining the flood warning for the West Kettle River.

River levels have risen through Sunday with warmer weather and snow melt through the basins.

The West Kettle River at Westbridge reached a peak of 128 cubic metres per second (m3/s) on Sunday afternoon....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 16 2011

After several months of planning, the newly-formed Nelson Kootenay Lake (NKL) Destination Tourism Marketing Organization has launched its premier logo and slogan for the region.

“The logo is designed to attract first-time and repeat visitors from the regional rubber-tire market as well as from national and international markets,” said Tom Thomson, chair of the Nelson...

By Andrew Zwicker on Monday May 16 2011

Update:

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...

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