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by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday May 31 2017

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of taking in Trail Silver City Days festivities: the pageant, the parade, and more.  The people of Trail proudly celebrated their history that weekend, and that history has a distinctly Italian flavour, with a spaghetti-eating contest, grape stomp, and bocce tournament.

The local Italian community has had a truly national impact.  Two of the big players...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 31 2017

Nelson Police said a man from Alberta is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court on a trafficking charge following an arrest early Wednesday morning near Cottonwood Park.

NPD Sergeant Dino Falcone said the arrest happened at approximately 2 a.m. while members were conducting a routine patrol in the industrial area near Cottonwood Falls Park.

"While members were conducting routine...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday May 31 2017

Just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trail RCMP arrested a 45-year-old Trail for breaching his bail conditions by contacting two children under the age of 16, according to Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“This stems from an investigation back in February, when this same individual was arrested for luring a child via computer,” Orr said, adding a resident witnessed him making contact with two young...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 31 2017

The West Kootenay dodged another bullet in regard to the Severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday, but rain is on the way with Environment Canada forecasting upwards of 10 mm of precipitation overnight and into Thursday.

Showers are expected to begin near noon Thursday with another risk of thunderstorm in the afternoon.

There's a risk of a thunderstorm into Thursday night.

The...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 31 2017

The notion that we must conquer or dominate nature has governed human behaviour for a relatively short period of our 150,000-year history on this 4.5-billion-year-old planet. It’s an understandable impulse. Our intelligence and foresight allowed us to develop complex societies, and gave us a sense of control over our existence in the face of powerful, often threatening natural forces.

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by Bob Hall on Wednesday May 31 2017

After receiving the academic start she hoped for at Selkirk College, Stephanie Kirk will make the jump to the University of British Columbia in Vancouver armed with an $80,000 scholarship to ease the financial pressure.

With two years of success in Selkirk College’s School of University Arts & Sciences preparing her for the challenges that await, Kirk received the prestigious UBC...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday May 30 2017

A pair of recruits who will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints in the upcoming season share the common goals of bringing back the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title back to the West Kootenay and striving for excellence in the Business Administration Program.

Brayden McCartney and Parker Sharp join the recruiting class for the upcoming 2017-2018 season where...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 30 2017

The rising flows of the Slocan River has forced the Regional District of Central Kootenay to issue an Evacuation Alert Tuesday for residents and visitors of Slocan Valley West Road.

The BC River Forecast Centre issued a flood watch for the Slocan River, with a once in 50-year level expected on Friday.

“At this time residents or visitors within the area are not required to...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday May 30 2017

City workers are battling the clock, working 24/7, to deal with a mudslide which could create serious problems should the weather decline to cooperate, according to director of Transportation and Public Works Chris Barlow.

The slide has already created flooding issues in the Oglow subdivision of the city, on Bloomer Creek, and the runoff has turned the Zuckerberg lagoon into a murky...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday May 30 2017

It's official:  The Green Party of BC and the BC NDP have reached an agreement on managing a minority government for the next four years. For the full wording of the agreement,...

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