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by Trail Champion on Friday Aug 16 2019

Two Calgarian motorcyclists were badly injured in a crash Sunday, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Aug. 11, at approximately 9 p.m., the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP attended a motor vehicle incident where two motorcycles that were travelling in the same direction collided as each other while on Highway 3B and Bear Creek Road in Trail.  A 55-year-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Aug 16 2019

Following a single-vehicle accident early Friday morning that sent the driver to hospital with minor injuries, Nelson Police has recommended charges of Possession of Methamphetamine against the 25-year-old male driver in this incident.

In a media release Friday, Nelson Police added that a female associated with the male driver is also facing charges.

“As a result of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 15 2019

A recent Stats Canada survey said men are more likely to consume cannabis that females.

The National Cannabis Survey, released Thursday, shows 16 per cent of Canadians over the age of 15 years reported using pot in April, May or June.

"Males use cannabis more frequently — they are also more likely than females to consume it for non-medical reasons and to purchase the cannabis...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 15 2019

Concern is growing for recreation groups in the Boundary, West Kootenay after Recreation Sites and Trails BC with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development proposed cancelation of trail designation for the former Canadian Pacific Railway line route between Castlegar and Christina Lake.

Recreation Sites and Trails BC is proposing to turn the 67...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 15 2019

This isn’t your typical mussel beach.

One of the greatest current threats to the region’s watersheds and beaches is the Zebra and Quagga mussels, according to the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS).

The mussels — only the size of a fingernail — are being monitored in approximately 750 lakes throughout the West Kootenay and across North America, said CKISS...

by Letters to the editor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

August 12, 2019

Dear Minister Heyman,

On behalf of the City of Rossland’s council, I am writing to you to express our support for dissolving the Jumbo Glacier Resort Municipality. The recent Court of Appeals ruling stating that no significant progress has been made on the development has given the Province a golden opportunity to re-assess the project and make some common-sense...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 14 2019

A coalition of Canadian science groups is launching a national non-partisan #VoteScience campaign to send the message that Canadians want decisions made that are supported by science and real evidence. 

“Science doesn’t usually get a lot of attention during election campaigns and we think that needs to change,” said Dr. Katie Gibbs, Executive Director of...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

Land and agriculture are critical components in the climate crisis. According to a new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, land use — including agriculture and forestry — accounts for 23 per cent of human greenhouse gas emissions, while “natural land processes absorb carbon dioxide equivalent to almost a third of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and industry.”

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by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 13 2019

The local Castlegar Air Cadets will be hosting an open house Sept. 3, at the Kiwanis Hall located at 216 8th Ave, Castlegar.  The open house will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be open to the public interested in the cadet program.

This is an ideal chance for prospective cadet recruits to meet with current and former cadets, speak with officers and learn...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Aug 11 2019

The Regional District of Central Kootenay issued a media release Monday afternoon regarding the mudslide at Morley Creek, north of Nelson.

Upon recommendation by subject matter experts (SMEs) from the Province, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is removing the Evacuation Alert issued yesterday for properties in the Morley Creek area at 10 Mile, north of Nelson on...

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