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by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 27 2021

The Global Day of Action didn’t attract the crowds of past years, but that didn’t stop a small group of activists from delivering a message outside City Hall in Nelson that the world is gripped in a crisis during climate strike over the weekend in Nelson.

Organized by Fridays for Future, a global youth movement for climate and environment, and the local chapter of Extinction...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 26 2021

The ravages of 2014 are still affecting current populations of Kootenay Lake salmon and are keeping their numbers low, but the land-locked fish’s future is looking much different.

Eight years ago the kokanee salmon population in the lake collapsed, from an average of about a million to “unprecedented low numbers,” averaging between a record low of 12,000 in 2017 to about 90,000 in 2020...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Sep 25 2021

Although the people on the frontlines in the Nelson service industry have braced and borne the burden of the dirty work in enforcing the B.C. Vaccine Card since it was required earlier this month, the transition so far has been without incident, noted the city’s chamber executive director.

Tom Thomson said the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Kootenay region went from one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment one year ago to dropping to nearly one third of that rate, according to recent labour force statistics.

Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey for August 2021 revealed that the Kootenay region — including Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and the Slocan Valley — improved its unemployment rate from a high of 15.8 per...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 22 2021

The weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map recently Wednesday shows most the West Kootenay on a decline.

The weekly report released by the BC Centre of Disease Control, between September 12-18, 2021, has Trail at 17 as the area with the highest case count in the West Kootenay.

Nelson is next with 11 new COVID-19 cases while Castlegar...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Two local adults are lucky to have only minor injuries after a car crash near Nancy Greene Park, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Sept. 19,Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident located on Hwy 3B, near Nancy Greene Lake Provincial Park." Wicentowich said. "A 2003 grey Volkswagen car had allegedly failed to negotiate a corner...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through video,...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

A nearly zero per cent rental availability rate in Nelson had troubled Jim Reimer for years.

The pastor of Kootenay Christian Fellowship (KCF) watched the door slowly shut on available rental accommodations and affordability in Nelson for working class people as the housing market transitioned traditional rental units to short-term offerings over the last 10...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Richard Cannings is heading back to Ottawa to represent the riding in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

In an election that mirrored one in 2019, the NDP candidate defeated Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party for the second consecutive time by more than 3,600 (24,759 total) votes.

The South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, which includes Castlegar, the Slocan Valley and Trail...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Two years later the song remains the same.

In the 2019 federal election the Liberals won a minority government — being declared before polls closed in B.C. — and Conservative candidate Rob Morrison edged NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for the Kootenay-Columbia seat.

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