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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

Today is the first day for reservations at most provincial park campgrounds so get ready to book your favourite spot.

Whether you like camping under the stars with the earth beneath you or camping on wheels, the reservation service offers information about sites, maps and amenities so you can customize your camping vacation.

Book through the interactive online...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily

A regional district director is preparing “to go to the mattresses” as he gathers public ammunition in the fight for information on two proposed gravel pits for the Slocan Valley.

Area H Regional District of Central Kootenay director Walter Popoff is not the Godfather but he has epitomized two gravel...

By Nelson Daily Editor on Monday Mar 14 2011

Selkirk College has started a composting program at its Castlegar campus with the installation of a new Earth Tub.

According to the 2009 State of the Environment Report, produced by School of Renewable Resources chair Derek Marcoux, up to 2.9 tonnes of waste (generated yearly) at the college is compost which could potentially be diverted from landfills....

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

The regional district’s Regional Parks Regulation Bylaw is proposed for third reading and adoption at the Thursday, March 10 board of directors meeting in Nelson.

The purpose of the bylaw is to provide a consistent set of rules and regulations for all designated regional parks, as well as provide a mechanism for enforcing the regulations.


By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 10 2011

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is holding the following meetings for the public to discuss the 2011 budget:

Residents of the Town of Creston and Electoral Areas A, B and C

Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. (local time)

• Creston Council Chambers, 238 - 10th Ave, Creston

Residents of the City of Castlegar...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

If you spot a fire in Syringa Provincial Park this month, it’s likely due to a prescribed burn.

The Ministry of Natural Resource Operations and BC Parks are planning a 20-hectare prescribed burn near the campground and day-use area to reduce the wildfire risk and maintain local ecosystems.

Smoke and flame may be visible from some locations,...

By Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

The problem with disability is not the disabled individual, but rather the environment that surrounds him or her.  In today’s society, disability...

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...