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by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 11 2011

If you ever wanted a bench in Kokanee Creek Provincial Park to have your name on it, now is your chance.

People will have an opportunity to make their mark on one of the stunning vistas in BC Parks like Kokanee through a new program celebrating 100 years of provincial parks.

by Contributor on Saturday Jun 11 2011

The Village of Midway and the City of Greenwood have been invited to jointly apply for a new community forest.

The community forest will have an allowable annual cut of up to 23,000 cubic metres within the Boundary Timber Supply Area with an initial term of 25 years. The area selection and agreement is subject to First Nations consultation.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Selkirk College is hosting a special reunion on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Castlegar campus to celebrate 25 years of International Education.

by Contributor on Friday Jun 10 2011

Supported by funding from the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) and led by the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (CKIPC), the students and other partners took action to remove the knotweed infestation east of Trail, along Casino Road.

by Nelson Daily Editor on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

The largest forest carbon project in North America has a Kootenay original at its heart.

The 55,000-hectare Darkwoods forest southeast of Nelson is helping the Nature Conservancy of Canada raise $4 million by selling carbon credits from it to protect the land.

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 08 2011

Construction of the new $2-million Arrow Fire Zone Primary Attack Base in Castlegar  is now complete, bringing wildfire staff and equipment into one location.

The two-storey, 540-square-metre (5,800-square-foot) fire base is strategically located near a major intersection on Highway 3A.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 06 2011

Local history will literally be unearthed this summer in the Slocan Valley.

A hands-on Archeology Field School will take place at Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village near Lemon Creek in the Slocan Valley from June 18 to July 29. 

by Contributor on Monday Jun 06 2011

Alex Atamanenko, MP, (BC Southern Interior) says he’s pleased he will be continuing in his efforts as one of the four members of the official opposition who will sit on the Agriculture Committee.