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January 2019
By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 31 2019

RCMP said the body of a man missing since (Saturday) January 26, 2019 has been located.

In a media release police said the body was found Friday (February 1).

No details were released, including if this is the body of missing Winlaw man, Ty Larstone.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Jan 31 2019

To The Editor:

While the focus is on the extravagant, and alleged illegal, spending  by two top minor officials at the BC Legislature, everyone is  overlooking the fact that according to the BC Comptroller General, the cost of running the Legislature and paying our MLAs has jumped  from $6.4 million per MLA in 2004/05 to $17.7 million per MLA in  2018/19.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 31 2019

The Kootenays region has all but been spared of winter thus far in 2019.

That all appears to be changing after Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake Thursday.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 31 2019

City council has asked to be given a comprehensive list of alternatives vis-a-vis local bylaw enforcement as part of the city's operational budget discussion at a meeting Wednesday evening.

Currently, the city has one half-time bylaw enforcement officer contracted through Commissionaires BC at a cost of $36,800.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 31 2019

A hot-button social issue arose in Wednesday night's operational budget meeting when city Director of Civic Works Lucas Pitts brought forward what would otherwise be a simple housekeeping issue.

The concern is creating a bylaw governing overnight camping in city parks – not by residents, but by homeless people who haven't anywhere else to sleep.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 31 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $185,000 in funding for four local not-for-profit organizations in the West Kootenays. The organizations, which offer important public safety services, are receiving the funds through the Community Gaming Grants program.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jan 31 2019

Last night was the first of three meetings intended to change the paradigm of how mayor, council and city staff present, not just the budget, but the budget process to the Castlegar public.

By The Narwhal on Thursday Jan 31 2019

By Sarah Cox for The Narwhal

BC Hydro has gone to court to avoid revealing the names of public employees who decide which companies are awarded lucrative Site C project contracts during construction of the $10.7 billion hydro dam.

By Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

We received a press release from Rossland-based company Thoughtexchange announcing the successful closing of about $4 million in convertible note financing from Yaletown Partners and existing angel investors, to fund further expansion. The press release material is included below.

Thoughtexchange has been going from strength to strength since its inception.

By Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

Extreme sport meets indigenous activism in The Radicals, a provocative film by Beyond Boarding, at the Miners’ Hall in Rossland on February 7, at 7:00 pm.