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By Michael Wirischagin on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Self-proclaimed “bear dude” Allen Piche plead guilty to charges of feeding dangerous wildlife under the Wildlife Act.
The case, heard Tuesday in Grand Forks Provincial Court, stemmed from a raid on his property at Christina Lake that uncovered a grow-op along with up to two dozen black bears.
Last month Piche plead not guilty to...
By Erin Handy on Wednesday Mar 23 2011

While party outsiders cannot vote in the upcoming NDP leadership race, those interested in the future of education in the region might consider attending Thursday’s themed candidate debate in Nelson. 

The Nelson NDP Leadership Debate, featuring hopefuls Mike Farnworth, Adrian Dix, John Horgan, Nicholas Simons and Dana Larsen, is being held at Best Western Baker Street Inn at 153 Baker...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Over 1,483 tonnes of scrap metal were removed form the regional district last year, keeping it out of the landfill and turning it into useful products.

Last week the care and feeding of scrap metal recovery in the regional district went up for grabs as the RDCK opened the tender for the service.

The Regional District of Central board of directors voted to open the...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Drivers of commercial vehicles are advised that load restrictions are now in place on various provincial routes in Southern British Columbia.

Highways are particularly vulnerable to damage when they begin to thaw, and load restrictions are put in place to reduce that damage.

With load restrictions in place, drivers of long-haul transports,...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 22 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with.  For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip. 

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

Last spring my colleague, Carol Hughes, after attending the House of...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 21 2011

Columbia Basin Trust and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council have renewed their agreement to collaborate on projects that promote an understanding and appreciation of the international Columbia River Basin.

Northwest Power and Conservation Council (Council) chair, Bruce Measure, and CBT board of directors chair, Garry Merkel, signed the new agreement on Friday...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district will be wiping the slate clean of 2,222 delinquent building permits that are older than six years, a move which could catch many property owners by surprise.

With personnel resources in the Building Department of the Regional District of Central Kootenay not equal to the task of...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Friday Mar 18 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

For many people who suffered the loss of farm status when the meat regulations were introduced in BC in 2004, the recent announcement of a certified mobile poultry abattoir operating this year in the West Kootenay could be their saving grace.

Slocan Valley residents Judi Morton and Alex Berland have purchased the region’s...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

The regional district is wasting thousands of taxpayer dollars in an attempt to over legislate building permits on small structures in rural areas, says one regional district director.

Walter Popoff of Area H has been trying to convince the Regional District of Central Kootenay Building Department and...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Society president June Parsons was overwhelmed with the local support.

All three mayors, Castlegar’s Lawrence Chernoff, John Dooley of the Heritage City and Home of Champions skipper Dieter Bogs, boasted how the strong partnership between the Tri Cities guarantees a success.

And Friends of the Games director...