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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

Imagine driving an electric vehicle across Canada from coast to coast.

It’s not a dream as Buddy and Barb Hetherington are proving electric cars have a place on highways after driving their new Chevy Bolt across Canada, and back.

The Gibsons, BC, couple were in Nelson last week to charge the Bolt at the station next to the Chamber of Commerce in the former CPR station.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

 The Village of Salmo deactivated its Level 1 satellite Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) effective Tuesday.

The Emergency Operations Centre was established on August 10, 2017 to collaborate and communicate with emergency management stakeholders related to the McCormick Creek wildfire located 20 kilometers outside the Village limits.

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 22 2017

A fire on East Street this morning saw 16 firefighters from Warfield and Trail struggling to contain the blaze, according to KBRFR Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The call came in at 4:33 a.m. and fire crews arrived at 1674 East Street in Trail at 4:39 a.m.

by Contributor on Monday Aug 21 2017

RCMP report the 16-year-old male reported missing from Winlaw on August 10, has been located.

The Slocan Lake RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 16-year-old male reported missing on August 10, has been located and he is safe and sound.

"Thanks to the media and public for your assistance," the RCMP said.

by Trail Champion on Monday Aug 21 2017

Police have arrested a Trail man in connection with a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area, according to Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Devon Reid.

by John Boivin on Sunday Aug 20 2017

A Kootenay outfitter says he doesn’t think the provincial government’s ban on grizzly bear trophy hunting will have much affect on local outfitting businesses.

The owner of Kimberley-based Sawtooth Outfitters says he won’t have any problem abiding by the government’s new requirement that the bears can only be hunted for food purposes.

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.

by John Boivin on Friday Aug 18 2017

The new Glade ferry has hit some stormy waters even before it’s put together.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s board of directors says it will allow the new ferry to be assembled in a park in the tiny Kootenay River community —  after certain conditions are met.

But meeting those conditions may mean months of delay in the ferry’s final construction.

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