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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

Kootenay Chill Club Basketball is hosting tryouts for the upcoming Spring Hoop League beginning Thursday (April 4) from 5-7 p.m. at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium.

Now that coaches and gym times have been confirmed, the tryouts will continue April 9th and April 11th from 5-6:30 p.m.

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

The Boundary City has been listed as one of the sites where people across the province will join hands Saturday morning (April 6) at 10 a.m. to march in support of changing current forest management rules. 

Marches are being held in Peachland, Port Alberni, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kelowna, Kimberly, Johnsons Landing, Salt Spring Island, Nelson, Golden and Grand Forks.

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

Despite a seemingly low amount of snow this winter the backcountry snowpack levels should alleviate concerns of an overly hot and dry summer in the West Kootenay.

The snow pack in the West Kootenay region on average is right on track, sitting at around 90 per cent of normal. However, the Boundary region is around 36 per cent below its normal amount.

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Apr 01 2019

Rossland SAR member Murray Watt and his dog Alla have been accepted into “In Training” status.  Completing the training and getting certified as a search dog by the RCMP can take up to two years.   

by Contributor on Monday Apr 01 2019

The oldest pipe band in the Kootenays is celebrating 100 years of entertaining the community with a traditional Scottish Highland music concert held on (Saturday) April 13.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 30 2019

In a media release Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said effective Monday, April 1, 2019, the kokanee angling season on the upper west arm of Kootenay Lake will be reduced to four days in 2019.

The Ministry, adding the 2018 season was 28 days, said this measure is an effort to support long-term kokanee conservation.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 28 2019

There's a new cable ferry is now in service on Kootenay Lake, connecting residents to the local ferry-dependent community of Harrop Procter.