Changes coming to identification required for cannabis, liquor purchases

The requirement for identification for liquor or cannabis purchases in B.C. is slated to drop from two pieces to one. Currently, anyone who purchases liquor or cannabis must show two pieces of identification (ID) if requested by the licensed establishment. The proposed regulatory amendment to section 158 in the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation and […]

Civic Centre revitalization project takes step back after being stalled by escalating costs

Escalating costs and scope have dampened the enthusiasm and momentum of the Civic Centre project causing the City to head back to the drawing board for solutions. City manager Kevin Cormack said the City is still “working through that one” as it tries to match the needs of the heritage facility with the dollars to […]

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson

RCMP said a 63-year-old man died Monday afternoon as a result of a traffic accident near Bonnington Road west of Nelson. RCMP said the fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV happened at approximately 1 p.m. Monday, September 18th. “Initial investigation determined that the motorcyclist struck an SUV which was stopped in the passing […]

UPDATED: Village applauds efforts of local fire departments in battling Salmo Hotel blaze

Salmo Chief Administrative Officer Ange Qualizza said the Village is overwhelmed with the response of local fire firefighters after fire engulfed the top floor of the heritage building Friday afternoon. “We pleased with the response of volunteer fire departments,” Qualizza said. The local Salmo Fire Department with mutual aid assistance from the Regional District of […]

Annual Cops for Kids Ride through southeastern B.C. makes stop in Nelson

Monday there was a long line of blue cyclists that cruised through Nelson as the 2023 Cops for Kids Ride continued its trek through the Southern Interior of BC. Since 2001, Cops for Kids, presented by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation, have raised over $6.1 million in support of local children in medical, physical, or […]

Nelson SAR hosts Inter-regional Search, Rescue Training Exercise at Kokanee Creek Park

Nelson Search and Rescue is hosting a large inter-regional SAR exercise at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park approximately 20 kilometers north of the Heritage City on Highway 3A on Saturday, September 16. There will be more than 100 SAR members from all over the southeast and central regions of BC for workshops and training exercises beginning […]

Calls for service over summer months decrease — RCMP

September has arrived — the unofficial end to summer — and Grand Forks RCMP have seen a decrease in the calls for police assistance a police media release said Wednesday. “Calls for service can range from noise complaints and missing license plates to break and enters, thefts, serious assault calls, impaired driving and much more,” […]

It's that time of year again as Nelson Road Kings host Queen City Cruise

The Nelson Road Kings will bring style and automotive showery to the streets of Nelson again, coming this weekend — September 8th and 9th — for the annual Queen City Cruise. Jack Chambers of Nelson Road Kings says this year’s show is sure to be a great success. “Every year we get locals that bring […]

Interior Health report informs ongoing efforts to save lives at risk from poisoned drugs

On International Overdose Awareness Day, Interior Health has released the 2022 Medical Health Officer (MHO) report, The Toxic Drug Crisis in BC’s Southern Interior Region (Part 2). Authored by MHO Dr. Carol Fenton, the report updates on the impact of the unregulated substance poisoning emergency since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the various reasons […]

Program expanded for proper emergency preparedness for RDCK neighbourhoods

The movement of emergency preparedness is spreading throughout the regional district. An approval has been given to advance the Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP), a pilot program run one year ago in the regional district. With the potential of for severe flooding, wildfire, extreme weather conditions, avalanches, landslides and power outages continually surfacing, the Regional […]
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