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by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

Late last Friday night and into early Saturday morning, one of Rossland’s oldest continually operating businesses suffered a fire on its property. Paterson Pole ltd.--better known as the old Jones sawmill--had its planer room burn to the ground in the event. Terry Martin, the regional district’s fire chief, was the first to arrive on scene at 11:30 PM.

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 16 2011

The Scotiabank MS Walk is the largest fundraiser of the year for the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society. The Chapter, now in its 11th year, relies on donations and fundraising to provide services and programs to people living with MS and their families throughout the West Kootenay & Boundary. They are also an invaluable resource for caregivers and service providers.


by Teralee Trommeshauser on Tuesday Mar 15 2011

It seems we're always looking for the new great thing that's going to get us fit, shed the pounds, and motivate us. Many of us put in a half-hearted effort of working out, decide that those particular exercises don't work, but wait... what's that? Jennifer Aniston uses what? Well, then! That's my ticket too!

by Andrew Zwicker on Wednesday Mar 09 2011

It’s not every night that you get to take part in mass sing-alongs to Disney songs and witness public swapping of clothes between male and females in front of a crowd in the Miners' Hall, but this weekend--for the third time--one of Rossland’s most fun annual fundraising events will once again provide just that mix. And more.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

If you spot a fire in Syringa Provincial Park this month, it’s likely due to a prescribed burn.

The Ministry of Natural Resource Operations and BC Parks are planning a 20-hectare prescribed burn near the campground and day-use area to reduce the wildfire risk and maintain local ecosystems.

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Mar 08 2011

The term “accessibility” means many different things to many people in our society.  Often, it is seen as simply providing a convenience of accessible entrances and washrooms.    However, “access” goes far beyond these important aspects.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

The RCMP and the Integrated Road Safety Units from across BC announced they have caught over 3,000 people using electronic devices while driving during February’s Distracted Driving Campaign. 

“Last year, distracted driving was a contributing factor in 104 collision fatalities in British Columbia," said RCMP superintendent Mike Diack, “E” Division Traffic Services.

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 02 2011

In order to continue the momentum fostered by participants at the 2010 Columbia Basin Symposium, Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is inviting Basin residents — those who attended the event and those who didn't  — to review the summary reports and videos of the Symposium sessions, now available at