by Contributor on Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:19pm

The board of directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has directed staff to close the Reuse Centres at RDKB landfills.

The Reuse Centres which have been in place at...

by Contributor on Monday, February 29, 2016 - 1:56pm

The Honourable Mr. Justice Greyell of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled today in the City’s application to have the office of Councillor Julia Butler declared vacant on the...

by Contributor on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Midway (BC) RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Rock Creek resident.
Colleen Sylvia Smith was last seen Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Colleen Smith is...

Recent News

No serious or fatal accidents during Victoria Day weekend

Police charged 19 drivers with excessive speed during the Victoria Day weekend. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Sergent John Ferguson, Acting OIC for the South East District Traffic Services-East said in a media release there were no serious or fatal accidents in the Kootenay Boundary during the Victoria Day Holiday weekend.

"The roads were very busy but with a large presence of enforcement and the rainy weather, the motoring public stayed safe," Ferguson said.

Kootenay Boundary highways are patrolled by West Kootenay Traffic Services and Nelson IRSU.

Council to hear plan to mitigate problems with proposed parcel tax

Council to hear plan to mitigate problems with proposed parcel tax

City council will be hearing about a Lot Line Consolidation Plan to address issues some residents are having with a controversial new 10-year parcel tax proposed in the city's 2016 budget.

The concern stems from an area in the city in which parcels were designated according to subdivision plan 650, which was completed in 1897. As a result of small parcels in that area, it was, according to a city report, 'common practice' for residents to purchase two adjacent parcels and build a home straddling both, so as to have adequate space for a home.

Regional News

Teen in Mount Sentinel evacuation charged with two counts of uttering threats

Denver Skey appeared in BC Provincial Court in Nelson Wednesday.

The teenager accused of making threats last Friday at Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan made an appearance Wednesday in BC Provincial Court in Nelson.

Denver Skey, 18, was in court to hear charges of two counts of uttering threats.

The threats resulted in administration locking down the high school as well as sending students home from the Brent Kennedy Elementary School.

The incident also forced cancellation of Grad Ceremonies at Mount Sentinel Friday, which is located 20 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 3A.

Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast District

Category 2 open fires to be prohibited in Southeast District

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Monday, July 4, 2016, Category 2 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This prohibition is in addition to the Category 3 open fire prohibition that came into effect in the Southeast Fire Centre on June 3, 2016. A poster explaining the different categories of open burning is available online.

Provincial & National

Mail disruptions loom as Canada Post rejects CUPW proposal

Canada Post Nelson location will be behind picket lines after the company rejected a proposal from CUPW to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks. — The Nelson Daily

There appears to be no turning back on a potential disruption to mail delivery after Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra officially rejected a letter from postal workers asking him to extend the July 2 deadline for a lockout by a period of two weeks.

Mike Palecek, national president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says in a media release this could mean Canada Post is indeed preparing to lock out its workforce in the middle of a public postal review, spoiling the process.

6,100 boats inspected as B.C. leads the fight against invasive mussels

The stations in the Columbia Basin are located near the communities of Golden, Radium, Sparwood, Castlegar and Valemount.

British Columbia remains free of invasive mussels, thanks to ongoing efforts that have seen more than 6,100 watercraft inspected so far this year – already surpassing the number of inspections in all of 2015.

Through the Invasive Mussel Defence Program, a crew of 32 trained mussel inspectors are working seven days a week, 10 hours a day, at eight permanent inspection stations along B.C. borders to prevent the spread of invasive mussels.

The stations in the Columbia Basin are located near the communities of Golden, Radium, Sparwood, Castlegar and Valemount.

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