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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

The City of Fernie is reeling from an ammonia leak at Fernie Memorial Arena that has claimed three people Tuesday in the East Kootenay.

A release on the City of Fernie website said emergency crews remain on scene responding to an ammonia leak at the hockey arena.

"The site has been secured, however crews are still unable to safely enter the facility," the website said. "At this...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

The first major storm of the Fall season hit the Heritage City Tuesday afternoon with a punch as wind gusts sent residents into the dark as fallen trees knocked out power to most of Nelson Hydro customers.

The storm arrived at approximately 2 p.m. with wind gusts sending trees to the ground and filling streets with debris....

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

The public will soon get a say in how they feel about a medical marihuana production facility on the surplus airport lands, after council voted unanimously to move forward with the public hearing process.

During their regular meeting last night (Monday), council received a report by Planning and Development Director Phil Markin, outlining what is being requested, what that would entail...

by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 17 2017
If you love a person who smokes do everything you can to help them quit – now!

Letting them continue to smoke will both shorten their life and put a costly burden on both our economy and our health care system.

You’ll likely spend 13 less years with that person you love.

A new report from the Conference Board of Canada says approximately 45,500 deaths were...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Castlegar CIBC employees are receiving kudos from the Fire Chief after their management of the aftermath of a single-vehicle crash.

According to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio, the call came in at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

“A customer of CIBC inadvertently hit his gas pedal, accelerating instead of braking,” Lattanzio said. “He hit the metal parking poles beside the branch hard...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 16 2017
There's a hockey fan in Kimberley with a huge heart, and wallet.
 
Prior to Friday's Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest between the hometown Dynamiters and visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins, Mike Gould made an annnouncement many are stilling thinking can't be true.
 
The ‘average-joe’ Gould announced his commitment to...
by Contributor on Monday Oct 16 2017

The BC SPCA said in a media release Monday they are urging British Columbians to speak out against grizzly bear hunting across the province.

BC SPCA said the public has until November 2 to provide input to the B.C. government on two policy documents outlining proposed changes to the grizzly bear hunt.

“This summer the B.C....

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 16 2017

The Selkirk College Saints will welcome back four alumni to Castlegar this Saturday night, but friendly handshakes and reminiscences will be saved for off the ice.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners pay a first-ever visit to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre and the line-up of the expansion British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) team boasts four...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 15 2017

The recent bout of cooler weather is the early warning that winter is well on its way — and with winter comes flu season.

With is why Interior Health is that a good way to stay healthy, prevent illness and potentially save livesin one easy step – by getting your annual flu shot.

Interior Health advises that the flu shot is a safe and effective way to help protect the public,...

by Letters to the editor on Thursday Oct 12 2017

To The Editor:

Hats off to the NDP minority government for introducing legislation on electoral reform. BC will hold a mail in referendum by November 2018 following public consultation. The threshold...

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