by Contributor on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:38pm

On Tuesday, 07 June 2016, 841 Grand Forks Boundary Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets held its Annual Ceremonial Review.  The cadets of 841 Squadron were led by Warrant Officer Second Class...

by Contributor on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:56pm

Nine British Columbia students have received $2,000 each this year through Interfor Corporation’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship to help them achieve their...

by Linda Larson on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:35pm

Editor's Note: Osoyoos' only secondary school was scheduled to be closed due to cutbacks. The 2015-16 school year was to be it's last. 

As the MLA for Boundary-...

Recent News

LETTER: Insurance Brokers Assoc exec rebuts article re: rural insurance

LETTER: Insurance Brokers Assoc exec rebuts article re: rural insurance

Ed. Note: This letter is in response to the following article: http://castlegarsource.com/news/rdck-director-pushes-rural-fire-insurance-change-42344#.WCSNKqIaG1s

Dear (Editor):

Local company raises $2,000 for Search and Rescue

Kristy Verigin, a photo contest winner, is showcasing how Kokanee Mountain Zipline keeps you safe while flying through the forest

Endless Adventures Fundraising campaign for the West Kootenay Search and Rescue Training weekend was a huge success. Endless Adventure  raised $2,000  to help support and alleviate the pressure on volunteers who occasionally need to use their own funds for training and equipment.

Regional News

UPDATED: Tentative agreement reached in City of Kimberley labour dispute

The final offer was rejected by a 93 percent margin.

A tentative agreement has been reached between the City of Kimberley and United Steelworkers 1-405 following a weekend of bargaining.

The agreement comes after an exhausting session which began Saturday evening and ended on Monday afternoon and saw both sides soften their positions.

“This has been a very difficult set of negotiations for both our members and the committee,” said Jeff Bromley, lead negotiator for the USW Local 1-405.

UPDATED: Woman rescued from ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park dies from injuries

A member of Nelson Fire Department is lowered into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park during a daring rescue in Nelson Friday night. — Photo courtesy Nelson Fire Rescue

The BC Coroners Services has confirmed the woman rescued by Nelson Fire Rescue after falling into the ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park died from injuries suffered in the accident.

Media spokesperson Barbara McLintock confirmed to The Nelson Daily Monday the woman died in Kootenay Lake Hospital early Saturday morning.

McLintock said the BC Coroners Services continues to investigate the accident.

Nelson Fire execute rope rescue in ravine above Cottonwood Falls Park

Provincial & National

A few common sense tips for bear safety

The public is urged to be bear smart — never approach a bear and do not run as bears can move very quickly.

Bear calls have been keeping Conservation Officers running for much of the past few weeks as a lackluster berry crop appears to have driven the annimals down to fruit trees in and around the communities of the West Kootenay.

Bears everywhere are out searching for available food sources as they fuel up for the winter months.

It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure bears don’t have to be destroyed for public safety.

What can YOU do in urban areas?

CUPW OT ban begins in Alberta, NWT; mediation continues

The mail should continue moving in Nelson as Canada Post and CUPW continue to bargain for a contract. — The Nelson Daily photo

Monday, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers released this statement regarding mediation talks with Canada Post.

"Despite our best efforts and the assistance of the two mediators, we have not yet managed to achieve agreements in principle for either bargaining unit."

"As requested by the mediators, the parties have agreed to extend the 72-hour notice under Section 87.2 of the Canada Labour Code for 24 hours. This means all job action is postponed until 00:01AM on Tuesday, August 30th.  

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