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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 11 2017

The Nelson area witnessed Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) search and rescue (SAR) helicopter CH-149 Cormorant flying over the region Sunday as the search for missing plane with a B.C. man and Alberta woman continues.

Pilot Alex Simons, 21, of Kamloops, and Sydney Robillard, 24, of Lethbridge, were travelling from Lethbridge to Kamloops in a small Piper Warrior aircraft Thursday.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 09 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, it has started recruitment for a new physician for the Slocan Community Health Centre to take over Dr. Mike Magier’s practice.

Magier informed Interior Health May 16 he is leaving the area later this summer.

by CBT on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield thrives in change. He became an astronaut in 1992 and went on to become the first Canadian to walk in space, operate the Canadarm in orbit and command the International Space Station. He has since become a bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, sharing his experiences about managing complexity and change.

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Selkirk College’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program has brought a world of cultural experiences to one alumna who’s chosen to build a career at home in the West Kootenay.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

A reduction in water levels on the Slocan River has allowed the Regional District of Central Kootenay to rescind Evacuation Orders for the last home on Voykin Road.

However, the RDCK said the area will remain on Evacuation Alert with residents prepared to evacuate, if necessary.
The properties that remain on Evacuation Alert are:

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 06 2017

Interior Health in a media release Tuesday said recreation users can go back to their normal habits around the Balfour Ferry terminal.

by John Boivin on Sunday Jun 04 2017

Residents of Glade say they can often hear the Kalesnikoff lumber mill, on the opposite bank from their Kootenay River community, as it processes hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of lumber every year.

Soon those operations will be a lot closer to them.

by Trail Champion on Friday Jun 02 2017

Unlocked vehicles are being targeted by thieves in Warfield, according to RCMP Cpl. Devon Reid.