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by CBT on Thursday May 02 2019

The Columbia Basin Transboundary Conference: One  River, One Future is offering a limited number of scholarships of up  to $400 CAD to registered post-secondary students and non-profit professionals who plan to attend or have already registered for the conference.

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 01 2019

The City of Trail and the Trail RCMP Detachment are looking to its citizens to observe and report on suspicious activity taking place within city limits. The Citizens on Patrol (COP) program is ready to accept volunteer applications as of May 1, 2019 with the goal of having the volunteer patrollers on the ground by mid-June 2019.

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

With a growing deficit and a costly ammonia leak that closed the facility last winter facing them the curling club has informed city it needs a cash infusion in order to stay in existence.

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 30 2019

Some ask, “What’s so bad about those so-called invasive species?  Some of them are so pretty!”

Yes, they’re pretty. One example is Himalayan Balsam, also known as “Policeman’s Helmet.” It has beautiful flowers.  And it grows SO easily!

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 29 2019

Talk of “Oh, no, only the Balfour Ferry is running today,” by Kootenay Lake Ferry users or traffic delays at the Balfour or Kootenay Bay terminals due to seasonal avalanche control on the Kootenay Pass may soon be a thing of the past following significant announcement Monday by the BC and Federal Governments.

by Sara Golling on Monday Apr 29 2019

I’ve been amused, in past years, by signs posted here and there in Rossland that announce “WARNING:  BEAR IN AREA.”   I’ve suggested that the City should just post warning signs at the entrances to Rossland, announcing, “Rossland is bear country.  Please do not freak out if you see a bear.  Do not approach the bear. Remain calm and respectful and keep your distance.” 

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 28 2019

Given the increasing popularity of electric bikes, a new policy has been developed for the safe, appropriate use of electric bikes on designated trails managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC the BC Government said in recent a media release.

by Letters to the editor on Friday Apr 26 2019

To the Editor:

You may have heard in the news about a draft agreement on protecting BC’s endangered mountain caribou. Unfortunately, this recovery plan for herds in central BC has resulted in misinformed — and often racist — backlash.