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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.

Emily Kandborg teaches English to speakers of other languages with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, a non-profit organization providing literacy programs for children, families,...

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:

  •  3946 Woykin Road
  • ...
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.

IH said based on a June 5 environmental consulting report, it has been determined that there is no longer any potential health risk to recreational water use associated with an...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Jun 05 2017

Lawrence Chernoff, Mayor of the City of Castlegar, has issued the following statement on behalf of Castlegar City Council.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Christine Archibald and with her family, loved ones and friends. It has been such a shock to discover that a member from our community has been so tragically struck down. It shows evil has no boundaries – that such heinous crimes...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 05 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has issued an Evacuation Alert for four properties at the mouth of Tam O’Shanter Creek near Riondel.

The RDCK made the announcement in a media release Monday.

"Residents reported dirty water in Tam O’Shanter Creek and a helicopter flyover with RDCK, MFLNRO, and MOTI staff this afternoon confirmed that a small landslide failure occurred...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 05 2017

Creston RCMP has confirmed that the search for missing person Alvin Dunic of Crawford Bay, BC, has been suspended.

The decision came Sunday afternoon (June 4) following seven days of extensive search efforts said RCMP Cpl Dan Moskaluk in a media release.

"Over the weekend, a total of 14 Search and Rescue Teams with 87 SAR technicians from across the province had joined the search...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jun 05 2017

The Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament is an event that has seen its share of major leaguers go through the event and onto bigger and better careers.

The likes of Canadian star Larry Walker, John Olerud of the Toronto Blue Jays, Scott Hatteberg and pitcher Tim Lincecum.

Later this month, June 27-July 2 at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks, a few more future major...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 04 2017

Dewars Brewers had the offence running on all cylinders, putting up 10 runs during a 10-8 victory over Trail Mariners in Castlegar Sunfest Minor Division Baseball Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.

The win was the fifth of the tournament for the Brewers.

Nelson opened with a 10-4 win over Castlegar Steelers followed by a narrow 10-9 win over Castlegar Royals.

The...

by Contributor on Sunday Jun 04 2017

The MS Bike – West Kootenay Challenge returns for its sixth annual event this August, accompanied by three Cinnamon Bun Run training rides this summer, helping participants get back in the saddle.  
 
The first Cinnamon Bun Run training ride will be held on Saturday June 10, at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Park in Nelson. Members of the MS Bike's organizing committee will lead the...

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.

“The [Kalesnikoff] woodland manager said there would be 350 logging truck loads, 700 trips going thru our community,” says...

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