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by Contributor on Friday Jan 20 2023

The next time Carl Johnson’s grandchildren come to town, there will be plenty of new gear to take fishing after the Argenta retiree reeled in $1,000 in prizes from the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

With a little help from his grandchildren, Carl has caught “50 or 60 trout” this season. 

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jan 20 2023

Although avalanche conditions remain considerable in the West Kootenay backcountry there are reports that show a ‘slowing of avalanche activity,’ according to an Avalanche Canada forecaster.

by Wildsight on Thursday Jan 19 2023

Acclaimed author, naturalist and biologist Douglas Chadwick is touring the Kootenays this February to share his latest book,

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 19 2023

Despite a steady deluge of precipitation, the West Kootenay currently sits at only 93 per cent of its average annual snowpack and is down 32 per cent from last year, according to a provincial report.

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 18 2023

Family, friends and colleagues of Nelson Police Department Const. Wade Tittemore gathered Wednesday at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson to celebrate the life of the police officer.

Const. Tittemore was killed in an avalanche Monday, January 9, located in the mountains near Goat Range Provincial Park, northwest of Kaslo.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Jan 18 2023

Salmo RCMP said two people were taken to hospital, but no students were injured, following an accident involving a School Bus Wednesday morning on Highway 3.

RCMP said that at 8:44 a.m., officers received a call reporting a two-vehicle collision on Highway 3 just outside of Salmo.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jan 16 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release Monday that officers have charged Raven Chan, a 24-year-old woman from Grand Forks with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Assault with a Weapon.

On January 14, 2023 at just after noon, officers attended to a complaint of a stabbing at Gyro Park, located in the downtown core of Grand Forks.

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 16 2023

In a media release Monday, the City of Nelson announced that a private funeral service is planned for Nelson Police Constable Wade Tittemore on Wednesday, January 18th at the Capitol Theatre at Noon PST.

The media release said that the service is for invited guests only and not open to the general public.

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