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by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Nov 07 2019

What has long been the calling card of the region’s underground economy is now looking for above-board validation in the budding of a new industry for Nelson.

Kootenay cannabis is the product ready to begin cultivation in the Heritage city as the Nelson Cannabis Collective has applied for an indoor cannabis operation use at...

by Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming funding to provide greater access to low and no-cost mental health and substance use supports in the Kootenays.

Circle of Indigenous Nations Society based in Castlegar is receiving a grant to add additional hours of direct services, including individual and group counselling, and support for Elders. Grants...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Trail City Council has approved in principle to include “Jason Bay Field” at Butler Park, per the request of a local coalition comprised of Trail baseball and sports enthusiasts. The group, spearheaded by longtime Trail baseball coach and high school teacher Luigi (Lou) DeRosa, has expressed the importance of acknowledging the successes of Trail native Jason Bay who successfully played...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

A city street sweeper mysteriously burst into flames yesterday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On Nov. 5, at 9:58 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP assisted Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Department after a City of Trail street sweeper caught on fire while travelling on Hwy 22 toward Rossland (Rossland Hill),” Wicentowich said. “...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

Yvonne Moore, born May 18, 1938,  passed away unexpectedly October 30 2019.

Yvonne was a lifetime resident of Trail. Yvonne had an enjoyment of living and always saw the positive in every situation.

Yvonne never stopped learning, loved playing scrabble and adored reading a good book. She became computer literate when she was in her 70s.

She was most proud of her three...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

By Paloma Raggo, for The Conversation

Whistleblowers put their careers, and sometimes their safety, on the line to protect democratic ideals and the public interest.

Canada, like its southern neighbour, is not immune to whistleblowing controversies at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

The fire at the Villa Motel has moved to the mop-up stage said Nelson Fire Rescue after confirming the blaze was extinguished as of 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Nelson Fire Rescue Chief Len MacCharles said fire suppression tactics continued throughout the day after initial reports came in early Wednesday morning.

The main fire was located in the pool building adjacent to the main...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 06 2019

 

Calling all Pot Growers.

Kootenay cannabis producers have been invited to attend a free workshop on operational compliance, offered by Community Futures Central Kootenay (CFCK) and the Vancouver-based developers of the CertiCraft software system for craft growers.

The session is set for Friday, November 15th from 4-7 p.m. at the Prestige Hotel in Nelson and will offer a...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

I want to start by saying that it’s a great honour and privilege to be re-elected as the Member of Parliament for South Okanagan-West Kootenay.  I’ll continue to work hard to live up to the responsibility of that position.

It was a hard-fought campaign, and the landscape of Canadian politics has shifted somewhat.  We have a Liberal minority government that received only a third of the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 05 2019

Hunters and guide outfitters now are able to do more business online.

Guide outfitter reports, permit to accompany reports, royalty payments and guiding territory certificate transactions can be submitted through BC Hunting Online.

“These changes are an important step toward meeting our commitment to improve services for rural British Columbians,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of...

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