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April 2019
By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Premier John Horgan has announced that the Province has appointed Blair Lekstrom as community liaison tasked with engaging residents of the Peace region on draft partnership agreements on caribou recovery.

Premier Horgan has also extended the engagement period to May 31, 2019, in order to give Lekstrom time to work with local leaders.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Cannabis stakeholders and government officials convened to discuss the future of the regulated cannabis market at the inaugural Kootenay Cannabis Symposium, hosted recently at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Ryan Bedard scored three times to pace Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion Revelstoke Grizzlies to the 2019 Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon in Campbell River.

The Grizzlies dumped Victoria Cougars 5-1 to claim the second Cyclone Taylor Cup title in three seasons for the KIJHL.

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

By Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Students from the Contemporary Music & Technology Program are ready to share their talent and passion as they take the stage at Spiritbar in downtown Nelson on April 18 for their year-end showcase.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Apr 14 2019

“For everything there is a season, and  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” – Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3

Elizabeth McCord, the fictional U.S. Secretary of State on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary, is practising a speech at the opening of Season 5’s Episode 18.

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Imagine being three years old, and accidentally banging your tummy – then having your whole world turned upside down.

Gabriel Negreiff did just that on April 3, 2018, according to his mom Brooke.

“He was having a lot of discomfort,” she said. “It just got worse and worse, and he was vomiting throughout the night.”

By Claire Dibble on Sunday Apr 14 2019

The Hidden Hero Project is a portrait series celebrating the everyday heroes who live and give in Castlegar. Community members were asked to nominate people as heroes back in the summer of 2018 and the exhibition celebrating a selection of the good folks of Castlegar will open at Kootenay Gallery on June 20, 2019.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Alexander Zacher was walking to work early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014 in Tsawwassen. He followed the walk signal on 12th Avenue at the intersection of 52nd Street using the marked crosswalk. When he was about two-thirds of the way across he was struck by a left turning vehicle driven by Glenn Prescesky and suffered serious injuries.

By Christine Esovoloff on Sunday Apr 14 2019

So I was recently asked to speak at a women’s conference. Now when I say I was asked to speak … I mean on stage, for almost an hour, all by myself … in front of 200 women (and women can be judgy!).

I know, I know. What the hell was I thinking?!