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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 04 2022

The City of Nelson could be threatening a service review of the Kootenay Lake West Transit Service if its questions and demands over the cost apportionment of regional transit are not met.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 03 2022

Interior Health said Monday the Kootenay Lake Hospital welcomed its first baby of the New Year at 5:39 p.m. on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The baby boy was born to Sarah and Brad Wick of Riondel.

The Wick baby was 9 pounds, 13 ounces at birth.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 03 2022

Search and Rescue teams from Nelson and Castlegar were kept busy over the New Year’s holiday, responding to a pair of calls for service near Evening Ridge near Whitewater Ski Resort and Kootenay Pass a Facebook post by Nelson SAR said.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 31 2021

The remains of old growth forests in the region are protected, for now.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 31 2021

 

Environment Canada upgraded its Weather Alert to a Snowfall Warning Sunday for the West Kootenay region, including Kootenay Lake.

A Weather Alert remains for Boundary region, including Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — that could see upwards of 60 cm hit the pavement.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 31 2021

The cost of curbside waste recovery in the city is likely to be going up in the new year.

In its budget discussions Dec. 17 it was revealed that city council will likely be bumping the cost for curbside waste recovery in 2022 by $25 to fund the organics diversion program.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 30 2021

Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the Nelson area after a sample believed to be cocaine tested positive for fentanyl. 

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday, the overdose risk is very high when stimulant samples are contaminated with fentanyl.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 30 2021

More power generation must be made in-house in Nelson and to develop more hydro-electric possibilities around city sooner, rather than later, says one city councillor.

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