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by Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

While the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned is a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The Village of Salmo is honoured to receive two prestigious awards as the 2017 conference of the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

The first award was the BC Wood Council award for excellence in the use of lumber in municipal construction for the new 6th Street Pedestrian bridge opened on July 1st...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The trend of warm weather continued over the region for the month of September said Ron LakemanWeather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar in the monthly synopsis.

“As was the case during the past two months a strong upper ridge of high pressure maintained unseasonably warm and generally dry conditions during the initial 12 days of September,” Lakeman said.

“A...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 02 2017

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement about a violent attack in Las Vegas, Nev., where more than 50 people were killed and hundreds more were injured:

"The senseless acts of violence in Las Vegas are horrifying and incomprehensible. Our hearts are with all those affected by last night's shooting.

"Jordan McIldoon of Maple Ridge was among those who lost...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 01 2017

The Village of Salmo, located on the Crowsnest Highway, was founded as a small mining town near the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway during the gold rush of 1896.

For years, the village has been the butt of jokes, but like a fad that was once thought to be out of the mainstream, staff is using its ironic piece of clothing to showcase Salmo to the world.

The Salmo Dinner Jacket, a...

by Contributor on Sunday Oct 01 2017

To celebrate National Seniors Day, transit users 65 years of age or over will be able to ride the bus for free in the West Kootenay Transit System on Monday, October 2.

While National Seniors Day (October 1) falls on a Sunday this year, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary,...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 28 2017

With the days getting shorter and the fall ushering in cooler weather, motorists are reminded that winter tire regulations will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2017.

Drivers are required to have winter tires installed on their vehicles if they are travelling on designated highways around the province.

“People may experience sunny and warm conditions when they set out, but run into...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

There was an impressive water rescue of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman from the Columbia River last night, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

Orr had nothing but praise for KBRFR (Trail Company) for helping a woman with potential mental health issues who waded into the water near the Trail boat dock and was swept away by the current.

“I don’t care what kind of boat you are...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

WNS is a devastating fungal disease that has wiped out millions of bats in eastern North America,...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

The people who run sawmills and forestry operations in the BCs Southern Interior launched a charm offensive at the Regional District of Central Kootenay meeting last week.

The Interior Lumber Manufacturer’s Association gave a presentation on its operations and told directors they wanted to address people’s concerns about protecting local watersheds.

“Every ILMA member is...

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