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December 2018
By Contributor on Thursday Dec 13 2018

By Mike Farnworth, 

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General

Cannabis is now legal - but if you choose to use, don't drive.

You've probably heard this message in a new ad from government and ICBC. As public safety minister, I want you to understand why it's vital to take it seriously.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 12 2018

RCMP is asking for public support following the violent sexual assault of a 47-year-old Creston woman Tuesday evening, a media release Wednesday said.

Creston RCMP said police are actively investigating the incident involving a woman being forced into her vehicle and sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The morning commute on Highway 3A west of Nelson was slowed Tuesday following a two-vehicle accident meters from Taghum Bridge.

At approximately 8 a.m., two vehicles collided near the bridge sending both drivers into the ditch on the south side of the highway.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

The Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is helping Christmas come a little early this year for 19 different Kootenay-area non-profit organizations and service clubs.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 11 2018

To The Editor:

The advent of legalized marijuana has brought up an important issue to government and private sectors alike: the possibility of marijuana impairment in the workplace causing damage, financial loss, personal harm, or even death.

By Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

November now in the books. So, it's time to shift to December with Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing to get the straight goods what to expect on the lakes and rivers for  fishing.

Kootenay Lake:

Another fun month of fishing in November was had by all. And so far December has started out the same.

By Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018
By Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

By Michael Jessen, The BC Lung Association

The JUUL has invaded the school.

A wildly popular vaping device, the JUUL has become the go-to e-cigarette for school-age young people.

By Dick Cannings MP on Monday Dec 10 2018

Cannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn’t include one important piece in that legislation:  expungement of the records of a half million Canadians with criminal records for simple possession of cannabis. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 09 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters opened the scoring but couldn’t build off of that momentum as they fell by a 3-1 score to the Langley Rivermen on Saturday night at George Preston Arena.