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by Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Bernie Mitchell knew right away that he wanted to buy an old church in Trail.

At first, his partner, Krista Humphrey, was daunted by the massive renovation of the church property; part of the building had been completely decommissioned and had no water or electricity. But Humphrey eventually fell in love with the building too.

by CBT on Thursday Apr 28 2022

These days, so many aspects of life rely on technology: a senior sends a message to her grandchild, a man checks in with his doctor online, an unemployed worker prints off a form to apply for Employment Insurance.

With a wide-reaching project, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is making tech more readily available to people in the region, along with the know-how to use it.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Apr 28 2022

The city won’t be jumping on board the banning of single-use plastics train any time soon, despite communities across the province already banning them ahead of provincial and federal government legislation.

A city official confirmed that Nelson is waiting for the federal government to pass Canada-wide legislation that would ban single-use plastic later this year.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

People are already standing together to stop a plan to log a section of old growth forest near Argenta.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

Three times is the charm for city council when it comes to presentations.

Or, at least it could be capped at three, according to a discussion over Council Procedure Bylaw at the April 19 committee-of-the-whole (COW) meeting.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The school district is facing a funding shortfall next school year, a direct result of a drop in projected enrolment, which could mean fewer teachers employed.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Apr 23 2022

Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the Nelson area after a sample believed to be methamphetamine tested positive for down (caffeine, mannitol, fentanyl, benzodiazepine). 

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, the overdose risk is very high when stimulants are contaminated/mixed with down.

by Trail Champion on Friday Apr 22 2022

On Wednesday, April 19, 2022, Cst Ryder Heim of the Trail and Greater District RCMP joined the South Columbia Search and Rescue team for a mock training exercise along the old Waneta Highway.

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