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Invasive plant “Knot” welcome in Trail

JL Crowe Work Experience Students controlling Knotweed.

Supported by funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) and led by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC), the students and other partners took action to remove the knotweed infestation east of Trail, along Casino Road. With partnership from the Native Plant Study Group and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the project will also include restoration of the site with native plants.


RCMP bust 'sophisticated' grow operation in Salmo; NCP stop suicide attempt

Around 250 marijuana plants were seized by RCMP from two “sophisticated” grow operations in Salmo on Thursday.

The investigation into the property began following a traffic stop in May of 2011 in which 21 marihuana plants and several pounds of marihuana were seized from two adult men in the Salmo area.

Members of the RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services, West Kootenay Integrated

Atamanenko to remain on agriculture committee

Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.

“I know that Malcolm Allen, our Party’s new Agriculture Critic will do an outstanding job representing Canadian farmers,” stated Atamanenko. “He is counting on me to bring western farming issues to his attention and I look forward to doing just that.”

Let’s talk numbers

By Michael Jessen

English speaking humans communicate using at least 250,000 distinct words. By contrast there are only 10 individual numbers – larger numbers being combinations of zero to nine.

To put our thoughts into words, we have an unlimited capacity to produce vocabulary.  We will coin no new numbers. 

Do you KNOW what you're eating?

While I don't like to get hung up on numbers, it does help people learn to make more conscious food decisions when they can actually see tangible evidence that the "granola" bar they ate contained mostly fat (and sugar!), and in fact was just a glorified chocolate bar.

Word on the (Nelson) street has Canucks going all the, er, can't say it, don't even want to go there

Boston fan David Vova (left) and Scott Swetlikoe go a little one on one before the start of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports

It’s the talk of the gas stations.

It’s the talk of the coffee shops and beer and wine stores.

The Vancouver Canucks are on the verge of, er, can’t say it, don’t even want to go there.

But some people are more optimistic than others.

Raid the North Extreme to air on Global Television and PBS

The region’s premiere expedition adventure race is going national as Global Television and PBS have committed to broadcasting an hour-long, high-definition documentary across Canada and the USA after the July race.

The Raid the North Extreme (RTNX) — a six-day, non-stop expedition race in the West Kootenay, July 23-31 — broadcast is the first airing of a five-year agreement with New Edge Entertainment of Vancouver.

A poll-by-poll look at the election in the BC South Interior

It was an election by the numbers as incumbent MP Alex Atamanenko retained his seat in the B.C. Southern Interior riding which includes Nelson and Castlegar.

Atamanenko beat out Rossland Conservative candidate Stephen Hill in the 2011 Federal election May 2, his third win as the NDP candidate in the BC South Interior riding — garnering 52 per cent of the vote over Stephen Hill who got 37.5 per cent.

Green Party candidate Brian Hunt was third at 6.4 per cent and Liberal Shan Lavell was fourth at 3.8 per cent.