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Eco Society set to lock horns in court with the province next week over Jumbo Resort Municipality

The picturesque scenery in and around Jumbo is set to be the number one topic in a BC Supreme Court beginning Monday in Vancouver.

The West Kootenay Eco Society (WKES) is heading to court early next week to challenge the provincial government’s 2012 decision to establish the Jumbo Glacier Resort (JGR) Municipality.

On Feb. 23, the WKES will be in Vancouver at BC Supreme Court to ask a judge for a judicial review of a decision by the Minister of Tourism, Sport and Community to recommend the auditor general approve the JGR Municipality, and also the auditor general’s decision to approve the municipality.

Pass Creek crash sends local to hospital

Pass Creek crash sends local to hospital

A local man has been released from hospital after a serious accident on Feb. 17, according to Castlegar Deputy Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"Castlegar Fire responded to a MVI (motor vehicle incident) at (roughly 9:10 a.m.) on Tuesday, at 1846 Pass Creek Road," Lattanzio said.

"The Jaws of Life were used to free a lone elderly male trapped in a rollover. Castlegar Fire in conjunction with Pass Creek Fire and BCAS personnel worked collaborately to free the man.

Comment: B.C. budget pushes dream of white picket fence further out of reach

Finance minister Mike de Jong once again used his black dress shoes to bring down the latest BC Budget.

Government policies are normally designed to help citizens as they try to move up the economic ladder, not penalize them for trying. And on that one count alone, this week's budget from Finance minister Mike de Jong is an abject failure.

In its budget highlights, the B.C. government presented four scenarios to bolster its case that “British Columbians continue to have one of the lowest overall tax burdens in Canada.”

SEEDY SATURDAY -- February 28!

Photo by Sarah Flood

Get Ready for Gardening:  Rossland Seed Swap and Sale

Rossland Real Foods Seedy Saturday will take place Saturday February 28th from 1-4 pm at the Rossland Miners Union Hall.   Gardeners will find lots of great seeds at the seed swap and sale,  as well as seed starting flats, pots seed starting soil and soil amendments.   

Best-selling author to offer solutions to the climate crisis

Tom Rand . . . to speak in Nelson March 16

Best-selling author and cleantech investor Tom Rand will give a public talk on the solutions to climate disruption at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson on March 16.

The first 100 people to arrive for the talk will receive a free copy of Rand’s latest book Waking the Frog, a $30 value. Admission is $10 and all students will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the Capitol Theatre box office and website.

A local panel discussion and question period will follow Rand’s address which will start at 7 p.m.

Friends, family raise money for displaced Pass Creek resident left homeless by mudslide

The home of Winnie Watson was severely damaged after the bank above the house gave way last week. — The Nelson Daily photo

Editor's Note: Story has been updated with comments from Winnie Watson.

Family and concerned friends are putting their heads together to raise money for a displaced resident on Pass Creek Road in the Slocan Valley.

Wildcats win gold

Wildcats win gold

The West Kootenay Pee Wee Wildcats female hockey team (based out of Trail) came out on top at the Surrey Superheart Tournament this past Feb 2-8 in Surrey.

The tournament is the biggest female event hosting 43 teams (novice to midget). The Wildcats entered the Tier 2 Pee Wee division going up against Langley, South Delta, Tri-Cities, and Meadow Ridge. Round Robin play went 3-0-1. The tie was against Langley, who the Wildcats would end up facing in the finals.

Innovative Radon Training Coming to the East Kootenay

 Jenny Byford, Health Promotion Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, Herbert Antil and Winnie Cheng, Regional Radiation Specialists, Health Canada.

This February, Cranbrook will be visited by building industry professionals from British Columbia, Alberta, and the United States for the Kootenay region’s first-ever radon measurement and mitigation certification course. With the support of Health Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society is organizing the training for building and construction professionals to help ensure that there is capacity to address elevated radon levels in the Southern Interior of BC.

Trail RCMP arrest alleged drug traffickers

Trail RCMP arrest alleged drug traffickers

On Feb.12, at 8:30 p.m., a member of the Trail RCMP stopped a vehicle on Columbia Avenue in Trail. Shortly after stopping the vehicle, two of the occupants exited the vehicle and started leaving the scene on foot. The RCMP member directed the occupants back to their vehicle and both were arrested for drug releated offences. Several types of drugs were seized from the vehicle, along with approximately 12 grams of cocaine and $800 in cash.
The suspects, aged 43 and 37 years, are well known to the police and were remanded in custody to appear in Rossland court today.

Crowds Show Their Support For Missing & Murdered Women Memorial March

 A large crowd of supporters paraded through Nelson Saturday as part of the memorial march to bring awareness to the 1,200 aboriginal women nationwide who have been murdered or are missing. — Eva Brownstein photos

by Eva Brownstein, The Nelson Daily

A large crowd gathered Saturday outside the Nelson City Hall to honor and bring awareness to the 1,200 aboriginal women nationwide who have been murdered or are missing.

Waving banners reading, "No More Stolen Sisters" the crowd marched Baker Street holding a knotted rope, which organizer Leah Lychowyd said represented "that every life is sacred and that we need to hold each other up".

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