by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:33am

by Brendan Quinn on Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 2:15pm

At least two people in Nelson have overdosed on a green powder that is likely Fentanyl an ANKORS representative told The Nelson Daily.

The ANKORS rep said one person was taken to...

by Contributor on Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 2:30pm

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a motor vehicle incident near Rock Creek on Oct. 3.

He was Douglas Lawrence Leighton, aged 50, most recently of...

Recent News

Snow starting to accumulate on Kootenay Mountains

The October snow accumulation on Glory Ridge Chair cam looks good for a great early season start for Whitewater Ski Resort. —Photo courtesy Whitewater Ski Resort webcam

It's looking a little white on top of Kootenay mountains Thursday morning after another storm passed over the West Kootenay/Boundary region.

The Kootenay Pass between Salmo and Creston received a dusting of the white stuff as did the Blueberry Paulson stretch between Trail/Castlegar and Christina Lake.

As for the ski hills, Whitewater is enjoying an early season dump with the resort enjoying a 56 cm (22.1 inches) accumulation in the past 48 hours.

Pet owners warned of poisonous substance in Cranbrook community forest

Two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance near Cranbrook.

The Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Recreation Sites and Trails BC is warning residents and visitors to keep pets on leash in the Cranbrook Community Forest, or avoid the area altogether, after two dogs died recently from ingesting a poisonous substance.

Warning signs have been posted at multiple access points to the community forest.

The two dogs were observed eating a white fatty-like substance. Local RCMP are investigating the incidents.

Regional News

‘Wishes for Annabelle’ raises funds for Nelson family

Its likely brave and beautiful Annabelle will be in Vancouver for the next five months receiving treatment. — Photo Facebook

Through online auctions and a crowdfunding campaign  friends and family are pulling out all the stops to help a little Nelson girl facing a life-threatening illness.

In August eight-year-old Annabelle Edl started feeling fatigued, pale and feverish. In September, she was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She’s been undergoing treatment at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital since.

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

Police dealing with multiple clown sightings

The "creepy clown craze" is continuing to create concerns for cops, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Darren Oelke.

In a press release today, Oelke said Trail RCMP continue to receive reports of clown sightings in Trail and Fruitvale.

"Since last Friday there have been seven reports made to the police," he said. "Some of the reports have been proven to be false. No individuals dressed as clowns have been located or identified by the police.

Provincial & National

Ranked ballots would weaken the competitiveness of Canadian elections

 The book also features essays that highlight first-past-the-post as the best electoral system to keep governments accountable.

Replacing Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system with an alternative vote model — also known as ranked ballots — could severely weaken the competitiveness of federal elections, according to a new essay released as part of a book on electoral reform released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Report shows growth in B.C.’s small business sector

Report shows growth in B.C.’s small business sector

There’s nothing small about the continued growth of B.C.’s small business sector as outlined in the Small Business Profile 2016: A profile of small business in British Columbia.

The 2016 Small Business Profile includes updated key economic indicators such as job growth (including self-employment) and exports, trends by industry, regional breakdowns and cross- jurisdictional comparisons to report out on the health of the sector throughout the province.

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