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by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 14 2022

In a media release Tuesday, FortisBC said property owners along Kootenay Lake should be aware that due to heavy rain and the melting, above-normal snowpack, Kootenay Lake may exceed flood level within the next several days.

FortisBC said as of Monday, June 13, 2022, the lake level at Queen’s Bay 40 kilometers north of Nelson near Balfour was 1751.37 feet.

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Jun 14 2022

An essential community in the Selkirk College learning corridor for five decades, the purchase of the building that houses the Trail Campus opens a new chapter of exciting possibility and future growth in the Lower Columbia and Boundary regions.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jun 14 2022

It could be four years before public transit ridership in the region returns to pre-COVID ridership levels, according to a regional district report.

Public transit ridership is still in recovery mode, noted Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) research analyst Tom Dool in his annual operating agreement report to the board of directors.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 13 2022

Nelson Fire and Rescue Services had an early start to Monday, responding to an early morning structure fire in the 200 block of Morgan Street.

In a media release Monday, Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said it was a maximum response as crews worked diligently to prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent homes.

by Sarah Lord on Monday Jun 13 2022

Like many, the pandemic affected Jeremy Grant’s career, and he spent much time at home with his three kids.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jun 13 2022

With the release of a new report the city has become one of the leading municipalities in the nation when it comes to addressing embodied carbon in the building of residential homes.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jun 11 2022

The city could be on the hook for $4.6 million if it lands a bigger federal fish.

A grant application to CleanBC — to add a battery energy storage system (BESS) to the Nelson Hydro Grid — requires the city to fund its share of the project if the grant application is successful.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2022

June is often filled with excitement for students in Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts programs as their year-end show approaches.

A visit from the Lieutenant Governor of BC, Janet Austin, continued to enrich the end of their year.

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