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by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

Avalanche Canada and Parks Canada are issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of day Monday, January 15.

The warning applies to the following forecast regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park and the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

My parents were born in Vancouver — Dad in 1909, Mom in 1911 — and married during the Great Depression. It was a difficult time that shaped their values and outlook, which they drummed into my sisters and me.

“Save some for tomorrow,” they often scolded. “Share; don’t be greedy.” “Help others when they need it because one day you might need to ask for their help.” “Live within your...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 09 2018

Environment Canada has updated its Snowfall Alert, ending its warning for most of the West Kootenay but continuing it for the Boundary Region with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm expected.

(Wednesday) night, computer models shifted the track of the incoming Pacific front to the south, such that snowfall amounts will be a little lower than forecast yesterday," Environment Canada said...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 07 2018

A skier from France sustained life-threatening injuries after being engulfed in an avalanche near Whitewater Ski Resort Thursday Whitewater staff said in a media release.

The release said the avalanche occurred in surrounding backcountry area known as Evening Ridge, located near of the resort.

“On January 4, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. a member of the public informed Whitewater Ski Resort...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia. According to the original finding, Richard Desautel possesses this right by virtue...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 04 2018

The owners of Castlegar’s Speedy Glass are holding a fun family event this Saturday to give back to the community as well as to fundraise for a local, volunteer-driven tourism destination.

Speedy Glass co-owner Stephanie Syme said their Second Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Salmo Ski Hill gives back to the community in two ways: first, skiers are only asked to...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

Assessed property value changes from 2017 to 2018

Revelstoke residents will see an average increase in property values of just over 21% -- the largest increase in the Kootenay-Columbia region.  The next largest increase in average assessed values is 17.2%, in Fruitvale.  Midway takes third place, with an average...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

The race for the top baby name for boys born in B.C. in 2017 is close. Benjamin is out in front so far, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary statistics from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2017.

Liam, Logan and Lucas are just as popular, with each name just a few places behind Benjamin in the current rankings. If Benjamin can keep its lead, 2017 will be the first year it is the top...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

The silly season is over and so is the month of December at the Southeast Fire Centre.

Weather Forecaster Ron Lakeman said in the monthly synopsis that temperature in December was “0.5 of a degree cooler than normal” and amount of precipitation — mainly snow — “was 78% of normal.”

“A Pacific system pushed across southern BC for periods of rain and wet snow during the initial two...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 02 2018

Property assessments are out, and as predicted, many homes in the West Kootenay/Boundary will notice jumps between 5.4 and 11.8 percent.

BCA Kootenay Columbia Assessment Region said in a media release Tuesday that during the next few days more than 143,000 properties throughout the Kootenay Columbia region will receive their 2018 assessment notices.

These assessments reflect...

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