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Food Council aims to improve Kootenay systems from farmer’s field to table

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council is looking to make the system work better.

People involved in the food industry in the central Kootenays will soon be sitting down at the same table with an aim to improve all aspects of the business in the region.

The Central Kootenay Food Policy Council will bring together farmers, food distributors, restaurant owners, politicians, bureaucrats and consumers this fall to examine how we grow and use food locally, with an eye to making systems work better.

Open fires to be permitted in parts of southeast B.C.

Open fires to be permitted in parts of southeast B.C.

Effective at 12 p.m. on Sept. 20, Category 2 open fires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, due to a decreased risk of wildfire in the region.

At the same time, Category 3 open fires will once again be permitted in the Columbia Fire Zone. However, Category 3 open fires will remain prohibited in the Arrow Fire Zone, Boundary Fire Zone, Cranbrook Fire Zone, Invermere Fire Zone and Kootenay Lake Fire Zone.

A map of the affected areas is available online.

Costs to live in Nelson far exceed means of an average family of four: report

Living in the City of Nelson, with the low-income line set at $32,500, someone working full time at minimum wage — $10.45 per hour — would be $13,481 short of the line. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The city has become too expensive for a low-income family of four to live in, according to a new study conducted by the Nelson at its Best steering committee.

In drafting the city’s first poverty reduction strategy, the committee found it cost an average family of four a total of over $5,400 per month to live in the city — around $65,000 per year — costs far exceeding the amount two full-time minimum wage jobs would pay.

First Annual Doxie Fun Fest raises money for SPCA

Doxie Fun Fest was celebrated by some of the cutest and funniest hounds around. — Submitted photos

The 1st Annual Doxie Fun Fest was a rainy one, but that didn’t stop the hounds from gathering and having fun Saturday, Sept 17 at Gyro Park in Trail.

There was a total of 25 Doxie’s with their proud owners join together for Wiener racing and contests.  This event was a great success in raising donations for the SPCA.

Doxie Fun Fest was celebrated by some of the cutest and funniest hounds around. 

Congrats to the following Doxie contest winners. 

Kudos to Castlegar cops during crisis

Kudos to Castlegar cops during crisis

An immediate response by the Castlegar RCMP may have contributed to a man surviving a dire medical situation this past Saturday in Castlegar.

Let’s talk Elephant Feet - crosswalk bicycle rules clarified

Elephant feet are painted white squares, placed outside the painted white lines that mark the crosswalks, and are supposed to indicate places where cyclists would not be required to dismount.

The RCMP is clearing up a recent release regarding bicycle safety in cross walks.

"Firstly, thank you to all those who contacted us about our September 9 #FineFriday post," the RCMP media release said.

"We apologise for any problems or confusion the post may have caused. We realise in some cases, our photo may not have properly represented exemptions to the Motor Vehicle of BC."

NDP leader John Horgan — Government that puts people first

Leader of the NDP, John Horgan was in Nelson Friday at the invitation of Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall. — Brendan Quinn photo

There's going to be a provincial election next year in BC.

So is shouldn't surprise anyone to see the leaders of the provincial parties starting to rustle the bushes looking for votes.

First out of the starting gate in Nelson/Creston was John Horgan, leader of the provincial NDP who was at the Hume Hotel Friday night to meet Nelsonites and discuss his plans for the future.

Premier's statement on Terry Fox Day

Premier Christy Clark joined many other supporters at the Terry Fox Run Sunday.

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on Terry Fox Day:

“Today, people around the world remember Terry Fox. They honour him for his courage, vision and legacy. But here in British Columbia, we also remember Terry Fox the man. In B.C., we have the unique honour of calling him one of our own.

Highway 1 closure near Revelstoke to install avalanche mitigation technology

Highway 1 near Three Valley Gap, 19 kilometres west of Revelstoke, will be closed in both directions on Tuesday, Sept. 20  to facilitate the safe installation of the first four Remote Avalanche Control systems.

Drivers are advised that Highway 1 near Three Valley Gap, 19 kilometres west of Revelstoke, will be closed in both directions on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to facilitate the safe installation of the first four Remote Avalanche Control systems.

“It is important we get this technology installed before the winter season,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.

Armed robbery in Fruitvale prompts arrest of three locals

Armed robbery in Fruitvale prompts arrest of three locals

Three local people are in police custody after an armed robbery of the BC Liquor Store in Fruitvale this morning.

“A male entered the store at around 9 a.m., brandishing a handgun, and confronted the employee, making off with a great deal of cash,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

Later the same morning, police arrested three people, two men and a woman, in front of the Bank of Montreal in Trail's downtown core.

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