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by Contributor on Friday Oct 16 2020

Small and medium sized businesses in the Kootenays do not need to navigate the digital world alone, thanks to a new program that launched recently by KAST (Kootenay Association for...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Oct 16 2020

RCMP said in a media release Thursday that human remains, positively identified as a missing Nakusp man, were found earlier this week by a couple walking along the shoreline of Upper Arrow Lake in the vicinity of Needles North Road, in Needles BC.

Police said both the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the circumstances surrounding this unexpected...

by BC Hydro on Thursday Oct 15 2020

The Navigational Lock at BC Hydro’s Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd until 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 31. This closure is necessary to undertake maintenance on the upstream and downstream gates. 

Regular hours of operation for the Navigational Lock are 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Oct 15 2020

Elections BC said in a media release that advance voting for the 2020 Provincial General Election opened today (Thursday, October 15), running until Wednesday, October 21.

Elections BC said the advance voting period is seven days this election, up from six in the last provincial election in 2017.

“An extra day has been added to give voters more opportunities to vote, and to help...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 14 2020

It’s easy to become cynical about provincial and federal politicians and governments. All one has to do is pay attention:  to the promises made pre-election, and what happens – or doesn’t happen – after the election. And, sometimes to see the lobbying efforts of industrial and corporate giants result in legislation basically...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 14 2020

To save wild salmon, Discovery Islands fish farms must go

During their miraculous but perilous journey from inland spawning grounds, down rivers, out to sea and back again years later, Pacific wild salmon often must pass open-net coastal salmon farms. Here they swim through waters that can harbour parasitic sea lice and harmful viruses and bacteria. 

In its 2012...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 14 2020

In a media release, Elections BC said it is busy processing an unprecedented number of vote-by-mail package requests this election.

Elections BC said as of October 13, 680,000 voters have requested vote-by-mail packages. In the 2017 provincial election, 6,517 voters voted by mail.

Elections BC said in total, 670,033 vote-by-mail packages have been...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

RCMP said in a media release that the female driver of a Ford Fusion vehicle was pulled from the water of Arrow Lakes by Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry workers on board a rescue boat early Tuesday morning.

RCMP said the rescue happened on October 13, 2020 at approximately 12:17 a.m. after that crews aboard the Upper Arrow Lake Ferry spotted the woman in the water, waving for...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

(With files from Linda Allis, for Black Jack)

Having great times in the snow:

We’ve seen our first taste of snow in Rossland already, giving hope to everyone who loves the stuff and can hardly wait to get out in it this winter. As always, fingers are crossed for a great snow year.  For those who love cross-country skiing and are thinking ahead...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 12 2020

Andrew Duncan of Rossland is running for election, hoping to represent our riding for the Green Party of BC as an MLA. 

Asked to explain his priorities and his reasons for running for office, Duncan apologized for being tired because he had been out until 3:00 am on a Search and Rescue mission, helping to get an injured mountain biker to medical care after a crash on the Flume trail. ...

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