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UPDATED: Environment Canada continues Snowfall Warning — Sunday

The Kootenay Pass was closed for avalanche control Sunday afternoon. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

It just keeps coming, and coming . . ..

Environment Canada said the weekend snowfall warning will continue Sunday with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm expected for the West Kootenay region.

"A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will cross Washington state tonight. Heavy snow will spread into the Kootenays tonight and continue through Monday evening. Gusty winds will also accompany the system and producing localised blowing snow."

YRB issues public warning to travel with care as winter storm strikes

Snow is accumulating on the Paulson Highway between Castlegar and Christina Lake as the latest winter storm sets in on the region. — Photo courtesy DriveBC

Marc Dale Operations Manager at Yellowhead Road & Bridge Ltd. for Southeast Kootenay is advising the public to drive with care on the highways in the region as Mother Nature strikes with another winter storm this weekend.

"We are forecasted to receive steady snowfall throughout our region for the next four days," Dale said in media release Friday.

Wildlife groups irked by possible wolf-cull plan around Revelstoke

Is the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou.

The Valhalla Wilderness Society wants to know if the government is planning a wolf cull in the Revelstoke area based on the recommendations of a report the environmental group says is fatally flawed.

The Society wrote to the ministers of Environment and Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in December. VWS said it obtained a copy of a leaked report recommending a wolf and cougar cull in the Revelstoke-Shuswap, in order to save the Southern Mountain caribou herds in the area.

UPDATED: Missing Nelson woman found safe

The Nelson Police Department is thanking the press and public for their help after a missing Nelson woman was found thanks to local tips, according to Police Chief Paul Burkart.

"Further to yesterday’s release, Nelson Police Department is happy to report that the missing person, Mrs. Judith Jeffrey has been located by Nelson Search and Rescue in good condition and is back with her family," Burkart said in a release issued Tuesday morning.

RCMP arrest man trying to cut down power pole; suspect's house later destroyed by fire

Nakusp RCMP were kept busy dealing with a pair of calls in Edgewood.

A noise complaint Saturday night in the community of Edgewood was just the start of a few hectic days for Nakusp RCMP.

RCMP were called to the to a residence (January 28th) in the community of Edgewood, — approximately 55 kilometers south of Nakusp and 220 km northwest of Nelson — after receiving a complaint that a neighbour took matters into his own hands after being upset by a loud party.

Selkirk College Career & Education Fair Makes Employment Connection

Canada Border Services Agency is an employer exhibitor participating in Selkirk College Career & Education Fair. The annual free event is an opportunity for people to make that valuable job connection. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the Career and Education Fair. The aim is to connect with people eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information.

This free annual event benefits all participants, says Selkirk College Recruitment Specialist Amy Byers.

Salmo man killed in car accident Sunday near Village

RCMP report a 72-year-old Salmo man died in a car accident east of the Village Sunday.

Sergeant Chad Badry of the West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety said in a media release Monday the driver was alone when the vehicle drove off Highway 3 approximately four kilometers east of Salmo.

"The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time out of respect for the family and until permission from the Coroner has been given," said Badry, adding the man was found deceased at the accident scene.

Time is running out on Kootenay Music Awards

The Kootenay Music Awards submissions are now open, until Sunday February 12, 2017.

Calling all musicans.

The Kootenay Music Awards submissions are now open, until Sunday February 12, 2017.

Awards submissions kicked off January 16 in eight exciting categories, including Artist and Album of the Year.

The Kootenay Co-Op Radio is honored and excited to be coordinating the fifth Kootenay Music Awards. 

A premier celebration of local, original music which captures the diversity, creativity and craft of musical talents found in and around the Kootenay Mountain Region.

Nelson's Myers travels to Washington DC to be part of 'solidarity for love, inclusion and respect'

Stephanie Myers of Nelson, pictured with American feminist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem, said the Women's March in Washington, DC was an event she did not want to miss. — Submitted photo

It has been quite a week south of the 49th parallel as the 45th President of the United States began his four-year term.

However, before Donald Trump could begin to warm the seat of his Oval Office chair, more than a million people around the world — including marches in Castlegar, in the Nelson area and Grand Forks — joined hands to demonstrate against the views of the US President.