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By Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Apr 13 2011

Rossland’s continuing effort to become a Bear Smart-certified community took three steps forward this week as a new bylaw aimed at reducing wildlife attractants in town passed 1st, 2nd and 3rd readings at this Monday's council meeting. If the bylaw gets adopted when it comes back before council in two weeks, it will represent the culmination of years of effort by various Bear Aware...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

Some of the problems inherent in the West Kootenay region’s main airport will be tackled by a new board created to oversee its operation, says the mayor of Castlegar.

Lawrence Chernoff told the board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay recently the West Kootenay Regional Airport...

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 12 2011

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series invites you to come down “The Long Hard Road” with guest speaker, indigenous activist and academic, Sharon McIvor.

A member of the Lower Niclola Indian Band located outside of Merritt, B.C., Sharon McIvor will talk about her decades-long struggle to correct a century of discrimination against aboriginal women; her recent Supreme...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 09 2011

An ecosystem restoration project on the west side of Columbia Lake has earned kudos for the Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration (ER) Program and its partners.

The Land Trust Alliance of British Columbia has awarded its first Outstanding Land Program prize to the Trench ER Program; Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program; Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural...

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 08 2011

 A terrifying high-air emergency kept Castlegar emergency crews busy Friday afternoon, when an Air Canada airplane with 25 people (22 passengers and three crew members) on board reported engine failure immediately after taking off from Castlegar.

The plane, destined for Calgary, took off at 11:50 a.m., but radioed the airport just seven minutes later with an urgent S.O.S call.
By Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 07 2011

 It took years of legal battles to reach this point, but only hours once demolition began to see the City Centre Motel on 2nd Street completely razed.

Demolition began at 9:30 a.m and the buildings were reduced to rubble by 1 p.m. on April 7.

Click on this story for a photo gallery of the demo.

Photos by Kyra Hoggan and Judy Soroke

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...