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by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 18 2023
Approximately 40 cadets from 581 Castlegar Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron (RCACS), 561 Osprey RCACS from Nelson and 531 Trail RCACS spent the weekend learning about and practicing leadership and instructional skills.
The cadets receive instruction on being a leader throughout the training year, which runs from September through June. On this particular weekend, older cadets...
by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 18 2023

The Honour House Provincial Tour of Honour recently made a stop in the West Kootenay, including a presentation last week at the Royal Canadian Legion No. 51 in Nelson as well as other stops in Castlegar, Trail, Grand Forks and Greenwood.

The Tour of Honour, which began on April 3rd, will cover thousands of kilometers as it travels throughout BC and the Yukon.

The Tour...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Apr 17 2023

Avalanche Canada said that one person is dead following an avalanche west of Invermere Saturday.

Avalanche Canada said that three people were snowmobiling in the Thunderwater Lake area of Forrester Creek when the avalanche struck.

Two of the riders were swept up in the slide.

“One rider managed to ride off to the side, the other was caught and buried in approximately two...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Apr 17 2023

City of Castlegar is kicking off a project which will create a Community Plan to guide how the City will evolve over the next ten years and we want residents to have a say.

The best Community Plans set the vision for the type of community we want to be and how to get there. How do we do this? We will research, work with community planning experts on technical topics, and ask the people...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

Although regional district taxes are only increasing seven per cent for Nelsonites in 2023, compared to almost 24 per cent in some RDCK municipalities, the city still pays the lion’s share of regional district taxes.

The board of directors at the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) stamped the newest version of the 2023-2027 Financial Plan late last month and decreed that...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

Invasive plant species are going to be met head on this summer as the regional district has handed the reins of a strategy to eradicate them to a local environmental group.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has entered into a contribution agreement with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) for the development and coordination of the regional government invasive...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 17 2023

The West Kootenay region is staying steady when it comes to snowpack and now sits higher than the rest of the province.

The Ministry of Forests Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin (March) has the West Kootenay pegged at 90 per cent of normal, above the average of 88 per cent from across the province — a number which dropped by six per cent in March — and the region was the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Apr 15 2023

Over $17 million worth of capital projects are planned for 2023 as the City sets its sights on completing some of its biggest ongoing sites.

There will be a total of $17,749,078 spent on City of Nelson capital projects this year — with 63 per cent coming from reserves and 37 per cent coming from grants — and several multi-year projects are expected to be completed this year.


by RDKB on Friday Apr 14 2023

The Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service (KBRFR) is on the look out for new paid-on-call firefighters for the 2023-2024 training year. 

For the first time ever, the KBRFR will be hosting recruitment open house events at its fire stations in Rossland, Warfield, Genelle, Montrose and Fruitvale, for those interested in learning more.

“These events will give residents the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 14 2023

City council will continue to idle on the creation and implementation of an anti-idling bylaw in Nelson, despite a strong case for bringing it forward by one city councillor.

Leslie Payne’s notice of motion that city council direct staff to bring forward an anti-idling bylaw at the earliest possible timeframe, “understanding the urgency of our shared responsibility for reducing...


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