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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

An ice climber escaped certain death in an avalanche Monday afternoon near Golden, the region’s RCMP have reported.

On Monday, March 7 at approximately 2 p.m., three ice climbers were climbing approximately five kilometres east of Golden off the Trans Canada Highway.  

A small avalanche was triggered and one of the climbers was buried. He was...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

The public is invited to review and comment on BC Timber Sales’ operating plan for logging and road building in the Arrow timber supply area and Tree Farm Licence 23 until April 26.

The operating plan provides detailed information on proposed logging and road construction activities...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

To help support the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series for years to come, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) has contributed $25,000 to its Endowment Fund.

The endowment investment will help offset the costs incurred to bring diverse and inspiring local and international speakers to the region.

Located at Selkirk College in Castlegar, the Mir...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 07 2011

As a result of a complaint received from a BC engineer and the tenacity of one RCMP investigator, a 37-year-old Fruitvale man is now facing a total of 49 combined charges for fraud and uttering a forged document. 


The RCMP alleged that he inspected commercially operated heavy machinery which included cranes, forklifts, garage hoists without valid certification...

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 03 2011

The Harrop Ferry is going to be replaced by a slower boat until Sunday, March 27.

The service delay is to make upgrades to the 18-vehicle, 78 passenger vessel.

During the Harrop Ferry Refit there will be a load restriction in place of 25,000 kg and a maximum length of 64 feet for vehicles taking the vessel replacing the ferry.

The Harrop Ferry crosses Kootenay...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

By Craig Lawrence

Slocan Valley Recreation's Hockey Day in Winlaw finally took place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the rink behind Sleep is for Sissies — a year late and right on time.

Originally scheduled to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the weather finally cooperated (that string of really cold weather was good for something ... right).


By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 03 2011

A contract has been awarded to resurface a portion of Highway 95 south of Golden.

A $1.5-million contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. to resurface approximately 5.5 kilometres of Highway 95, from Nicholson north to Golden.

As part of this contract, there will also be local side road improvements. Work will begin this spring, with completion anticipated by Aug. 30...

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

What was once renowned as the ‘Cancel-gar’ airport should be taking off with some improvements this year, as the city works to upgrade the facility and its services to reflect its role as the recently-named  West Kootenay Regional Airport.

First, the city will be forming an Airport Advisory Committee with representatives from across the region, said city councillor Deb...
By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

Higher levels of health care are now available to rural and remote residents in the East Kootenay.

A High Acuity Response Team (HART) consisting of five highly-trained critical care nurses was launched in the East Kootenay Wednesday.

In addition to the nurses, the East Kootenay team consists of a BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) basic life support ambulance team to provide ground...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at