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By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 06 2011
A car bomb that exploded in Ootischenia this morning has brought up a number of issues, not the least of which (of course) is “whodunit”.
 
Police say they don’t yet have any suspects in the bombing, which occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road at about 1 a.m.
 
“Castlegar RCMP officers responded, and located a 1992 car that was parked on...
By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 05 2011

The backcountry avalanche danger is considerable Wednesday as winds are redistributing storm snow into slabs on lee slopes, the Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning.

However, although West Kootenay backcountry cornices are large — and could trigger an avalanche on the slope below — the avalanche danger is expected to lessen to moderate for the rest of the week, said...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 01 2011

Castlegar RCMP are standing by their raid of a marijuana grow-op in Pass Creek last month after the grow’s owner, Velma Mullaney, alleged unfair treatment by police.

Mullaney spoke to several local media outlets, claiming she and her partner had permits to grow 49 plants each, and that police refused to either look at her permits or count the plants. She also suggested the possibility...
By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

Highway three. It’s the east-west road in and out of the Kootenays and the southern route from the lower mainland to Alberta. It both brings traffic to our area as well as takes traffic away from our area. As the primary transportation link to the southern portion of the province it is in many ways the bringer of people and wealth to the communities that lie upon its provincial traverse. Just...

By Contributor on Wednesday Mar 30 2011

On February 11, the Nelson Chapter of the Council of Canadians held a public forum on CETA, the latest trade agreement that the Canadian Government is negotiating with the European Union at Nelson United Church. Guest speakers were Peter Julian, the NDP International Trade Critic along with Alex Atamanenko, our local MP. A three part video of the event is now available, with part one posted to...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace is hosting a weekend exploration on an exciting new and old response to conflict — one that leads to more compassion, accountability, collaboration, creativity, safety and connection. 

A Restorative Circles workshop is being offered to help communities of all kinds (families, neighbours, students, co-workers, etc.) work with...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

Castlegar’s Darlene Kalawsky and Nettie Stupnikoff were two of the 36 outstanding British Columbians named as recipients of the eighth annual BC Community Achievement Awards by Premier Christy Clark and Keith Mitchell, chair of the British Columbia Achievement Foundation.

“Each of these people has a remarkable record of enhancing the quality of life of residents...

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Mar 28 2011

Fire took the one of the oldest hotels in the Boundary region last night in Beaverdell. Witnesses say that the fire was noticed at about 2 a.m. and the intense heat took the building quickly.

Although there is speculation flying around the small community, the cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Local residents in the north end of town experienced a loss of power during the blaze...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 28 2011

A new mail scam designed to get at your personal information is being circulated in BC and Alberta, a Telus spokesperson said Sunday.

Shawn Hall said there has been an increase in emails from scammers purporting to be from Telus, trying to trick customers out of secure information and their Telus account login details.

The emails are typical...

By Mona Mattei on Thursday Mar 24 2011
Walking the trails around Christina Lake you may see a new kind of wildlife which will surprise you – wild boars. Initially being raised at a near-by farm, the pigs are loose and on the rampage.
 
Despite all the issues being raised about the missing piggies, Brenda LaCroix, co-ordinator of the Christina Lake Stewardship Society issued a press release advising people...

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