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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 18 2021

The idea, that was originally spearheaded by the Castlegar & District Economic Development to move people through the region using the Kootenay Valley Railway tracks, was updated in a report in 2020.

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Sunday Apr 18 2021

A Kaslo area farmer has been given permission to plant mushrooms along a local trail as an unusual experiment in community gardening.

Robin Mercy was given the okay to “inoculate” (as planting mushrooms is called) logs along Kaslo’s Wardner Trail by council last month. He says the pilot project is a test of principles of both forestry and farming.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 15 2021

RCMP said Wednesday that a house fire in April of 2020 that the killed a woman south of Balfour at 6100 block of Sykes Road is no longer considered suspicious.

RCMP said a 45-year-old woman died in a fire, and the cause at the time of the blaze was being investigated.

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Pushing burgeoning skills to the limits, students in Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking Program had their design ingenuity and presentation abilities put to the test before an all-star industry panel of judges.

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 09 2021

Work to upgrade the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals begins in the coming weeks, with improved amenities, more parking and better access for people who rely on the ferries.

Construction on the new electric-ready ferry for the crossing will begin this summer.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Nakusp RCMP is asking for public assistance in the locating of occupant(s) following a serious late-night collision on Highway 6 three kilometers south of the Needles Ferry.

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program is designed to help the iconic kokanee salmon population recover after their collapse in 2013. In 2017, only 12,000 spawners were estimated in the main lake. Conservationists have been trying to reverse the decline by conducting kokanee egg plants and fry release for the past five years.