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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 29 2017

Time is running out laundry employees at Kootenay Lake Hospital after Interior Health announced the new private company handling work will begin operation for the Nelson facility as of September 14.

Alan Davies, support services director for Interior Health, recently made the announcement.

by John Boivin on Sunday May 28 2017

There’ll be no logging on the east side of Perry Ridge in the Slocan Valley until the mid-2020s, people opposed to forest operations in the area have been told.

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 25 2017

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 25 2017

Water samples collected from the City of Nelson water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption a media release on the website said.

However, the Water Quality Advisory originally issued on May 6, 2017 due to elevated turbidity is still in effect. 

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

by John Boivin on Tuesday May 23 2017

Residents of a tiny community on the outskirts of New Denver may soon be off their 13-year-old boil water advisory.

But it may cost them their independence.

The directors of the Regional District of the Central Kootenay passed a motion at their May meeting to support the Village of New Denver’s application for grant money for capital upgrades to the Denver Siding water system.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 22 2017

Nelson Police said a man in his mid-20's remains in custody following a window smashing spree through downtown Nelson early Sunday (May 21) morning.

NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone said police attended an alarm in downtown Nelson at approximately 5 a.m. after it was reported a window had been smashed.

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday May 19 2017

Health Canada has announced that a company, Garnoff Botanicals, is voluntarily recalling unauthorized kratom products as they may pose serious health risks.

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