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by Castlegar Source on Sunday Jun 11 2017

A peace and healing vigil is slated to begin at Millennium Park at 6 p.m. today (Sunday), with several local religious leaders scheduled to speak.

This, after the community was rocked by several heartbreaking losses: Chrissy Archibald, Matt Beaudet , Nikki Hackett, Ryan Babakaioff, Brandon Adams Tasha Bates, Richard Askew, Christy Stroes, and Sydney Jensen. Also, ‘Sid the Kid(ney)’,...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 11 2017

The Nelson area witnessed Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) search and rescue (SAR) helicopter CH-149 Cormorant flying over the region Sunday as the search for missing plane with a B.C. man and Alberta woman continues.

Pilot Alex Simons, 21, of Kamloops, and Sydney Robillard, 24, of Lethbridge, were travelling from Lethbridge to Kamloops in a small Piper Warrior aircraft Thursday.

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by David Suzuki on Friday Jun 09 2017

Do you remember Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak? It turns out wizards aren’t the only ones who can vanish from sight with a special coat. Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperiids that can hide in the open using internal nanotechnology to cloak themselves in invisibility. That’s just one among many fascinating discoveries to celebrate on World Oceans Day,...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Jun 09 2017

The Broadbent Institute and the Fraser Institute come up with different figures when analyzing the "tax burden" of Canadians.  There's a report produced by statistitian Richard Shillington and economist Robin Shaban for the Broadbent Institute that explains the differences: "...

by CBT on Friday Jun 09 2017

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield thrives in change. He became an astronaut in 1992 and went on to become the first Canadian to walk in space, operate the Canadarm in orbit and command the International Space Station. He has since become a bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, sharing his experiences about managing complexity and change.

Which makes him a perfect...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 08 2017

For high school seniors in Kootenay Lake, Boundary, Arrow Lakes and Kootenay-Columbia school districts, graduation and one last summer of carefree fun remain before they move on to the next chapter of their lives.

Police and ICBC are urging all grads to celebrate safely and asking parents to make sure their teens plan ahead to get home safely from all of their celebrations and parties...

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...

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