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August 2018
By Contributor on Monday Aug 06 2018

By Richard G. Stevens; republished from Aeon magazine

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

Interior Health said on any given day, Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH) welcomes one new baby into the world.

On (Tuesday) July 24, hospital staff went over and above the call of duty when there were six babies delivered in a span of 22 hours. In contrast, at Kootenay Boundary Regional in Trail four babies were born.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

Earlier this year it was the community of Glade getting a new cable ferry to replace its aging vessel.

In the fall it’s the area of Harrop/Procter that will see a new cable ferry carry more cars, trucks and commercial vehicles across the West Arm of Kootenay Lake as part of the provincial government’s Cable Ferry Replacement Project.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

It's never a bad idea to have an expert give free advice.

Which is why the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is encouraging residents and property owners to participate in a free, professional FireSmart assessment of their home exterior and property.

By Contributor on Thursday Aug 02 2018

By John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia

This B.C. Day long weekend, let's take time to enjoy food, friends and family. Let's also celebrate the farmers, producers, and local businesses who provide quality food and drink grown right here in B.C.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

On the eve of the B.C. Day long weekend, the province is urging the public to be extra vigilant in preventing new fires as the BC Wildfire Service battles more than a dozen major fires in the province.

The public notice comes after Environment Canada reported more than 30,000 lightning strikes across the province Wednesday night. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

As ridership continues to grow on the Nelson-Castlegar Kootenay Connector run for West Kootenay Regional Transit, the local body, in conjunction with its parent company BC Transit has decided to add a few more runs between the two West Kootenay cities.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 02 2018

Patricia Henman of Nelson is one of five new members have been appointed to the BC Arts Council Board the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said in a media release.

A native of Nova Scotia, Hennman, joins José Delgado-Guevara of Prince George, Phillip Djwa of Vancouver, Norman Armour of Vancouver and Simone Orlando of Kelowna as the recent appointees to the BC Arts Council board.

By Contributor on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling on the provincial government to give interior residents a break by cutting fuel taxes, fixing ICBC and axing the Employer Health Tax (EHT).

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Aug 01 2018

An Alberta woman has died after a motorcycle accident near Needles Monday, according to BC RCMP Traffic Services spokesman Const. Michael Halskov.

He said Central Kootenay RCMP were called to the scene in the 12000 block of Hwy 6 west of Needles at around 3:30 p.m., at which time they requested the attendance of the North Okanagan Traffic Services.