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by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Winter Storm Warning.

The storm that dropped as as much as 45 cm of snow on the Kootenay Pass has passed on to the East Kootenay.

Environment Canada said the snow should end this morning. More snow is expected sometime Thursday before a cooler, dryer period with temperatures dipping between minus 9 and 11 during the weekend.

Drivers should...

by Dermod Travis on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Difficult to imagine them getting caught dead in the same room a few weeks ago, but to paraphrase William Shakespeare, “Site C acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

The list of supporters includes the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, B.C. Building Trades, Christian Labour Association and...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

We have more fatal crashes than any other region.

Are more drivers in the Southern Interior region of BC notably more stupid than drivers elsewhere in BC? Do so many of us here just not have a clue about winter driving? Or are we so much unhealthier that we have that many more medical crises causing car crashes?...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Staff at Kalesnikoff don't mind going the extra mile to make Christmas extra special for families in Nelson and Castlegar.

The Shoreacres-based company is making 40 families Christmas happier this year, with food for a traditional dinner, a hamper of groceries to take them through the next week,and gifts for the kids right off their wish-list, thanks to the generosity of Kalesnikoff...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

The BC Supreme Court has ruled against the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC), and overturned the approval of a natural gas pipeline north of Fort Nelson.  In an oral decision on December 15, 2017, Madam Justice Gerow found that the OGC’s conduct was “unreasonable” and described the Commission as being “intransigent” (or uncompromising) for refusing to discuss issues of importance to Fort...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 18 2017

Reaction appears to be positive after the British Columbia government announced Monday it is ending the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province.

Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy made the announcement Monday.

 “Through consultations this...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
 
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.

 

No one was injured during the event.  It appears that the...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Environment Canada has advising the public that hazardous winter conditions are expected, with heavy snow expected Tuesday through Tuesday night.

"An approaching moisture-laden warm front will bring heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions on Tuesday," the Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning statement said.

"The snow will start...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Dec 17 2017

One of Canada’s well-recognized raptors, the peregrine falcon, has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is a positive sign that conservation efforts are working and that maintaining habitat is now crucial in their continued recovery.

The conservation status of the peregrine falcon has been assessed as “not at risk” by...

by Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

Warning: In the afternoon of December 15, a thief smashed windows in several cars parked in the roadside parking lot at Strawberry Pass and stole items from them. One man admitted having left his wallet in his vehicle; a window was broken and the wallet was stolen. He reported that, when he arrived at the parking lot from his task in the woods, there were six other vehicles with broken windows...

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