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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...

By Mona Mattei on Monday May 09 2011
The culmination of over 10 years of work will be celebrated at the grand opening of the new Grand Forks city trails system next Saturday. From the early years of working to acquire land rights for the Canadian Pacific Railway’s abandoned lines, to finding solutions for ownership of the Black Train Bridge, and fundraising challenges a small group of dedicated volunteers have kept local trails...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 09 2011

Residents of the West sub-region of the regional district — electoral areas H, I, J, K, the City of Castlegar, the villages of Nakusp, New Denver, Silverton and Slocan — are now utilizing new recycling bins at local recycling depots.

The recycling program will remain the same but the type of collection bins have changed. The Regional District of Central Kootenay has...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 06 2011

Money is always a concern for West Kootenay businesses.

A new survey is expected to examine whether enterprises and organizations in the West Kootenay are able to borrow or access the money they need to operate and grow their businesses and services.

Arising out of the recently developed Columbia Basin Trust’s Economic Initiatives...

By Andrew Zwicker on Thursday May 05 2011

With continued participation from the community and a little bit of luck, by the middle of next week Rossland will have chosen its preferred skate park location

Since the Rossland Skatepark Association’s last meeting in January, the first part of a re-launched site selection process, much work has been done. 

That first meeting pulled people together and allowed the airing...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday May 05 2011
Locals are demanding a public hearing over Interior Health Authority’s (IHA) decision to award a long-term care contract for senior’s housing in Grand Forks to an out-of-town contractor. But IHA’s staff are firm that the contract was awarded through an extensive, unbiased process.
The announcement last week that Golden Life Management of Cranbrook was chosen over four...