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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users in the BC Interior.

This special warning is in effect immediately and will apply through the end of Monday, January 2.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 29 2022

The Nelson Polar Bear Swim is back, ready to host participants for the High Noon dip on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

The event is a fundraiser for Kootenay Co-op Radio — the locally powered community radio station — and FoKLSS (Friends of Kootenay Lake Society) — which runs important stewardship projects needed to improve the health of Kootenay Lake.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 28 2022

It may not be War of the Worlds, but the response to the invasion has been delivered.

The regional district has devised, deliberated and now delivered a new Regional Invasive Species Strategy to deal with invasive plants on Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)-owned or leased properties.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 23 2022

Nearly $2 million in provincial grant funding could be coming to the slopes of Whitewater Ski Resort for the completion of two major projects.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 22 2022

Nelson Cares said that cyber-security attack that removed more than $550,000 from one of the society’s bank accounts has had minimal impact on our front-line care.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 22 2022

Nelson Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a Nelson man who was last seen at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022, near Safeway in Nelson.

Nelson Police said that 44-year-old Mr. Mahoney went missing near the grocery store located at 211 Anderson Street in Nelson.

Mahoney’s description is:

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 22 2022

The application period for Columbia Basin Trust grants is near and the two former programs have combined forces into one new grant program.

The CBT has combined the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs into one, noted CBT president and chief executive officer Johnny Strilaeff recently, with the Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) program replacing them both.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 21 2022

One of the most active bear seasons in some time in 2022 in Nelson could prompt city council to dive into the dumpster of how to handle waste management in the new year, but it comes at considerable cost.

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