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By Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

In a media release Friday afternoon, Interior Health said it has been notified of recent DAS Health Canada lab findings that have cause for concern in the City of Grand Forks.

The IH release said:

By Contributor on Friday Dec 06 2019

A new way of using GPS tracking data will help minimize interactions between a herd of caribou and snowmobilers in the British Columbia Interior.

By tracking the herd's location using data transmitted by GPS collars worn by some of the caribou in the Central Selkirk herd, provincial biologists can now keep some parts of the Central Selkirk Snowmobile Management Area closed to snowmobiling, while keeping other parts that contain no caribou open.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Nelson Police is asking the public for assistance in finding a 35-year-old Nelson woman.

Police said Heather Gunderson has not been heard from since the afternoon of Sunday, December 1, 2019. 

Gunderson, known to occasionally wear glasses, is 5’3” and weighs approximately 110 pounds with dark hair and blue eyes. 

She was last seen wearing a grey hooded jacket and dark pants.

Nelson Police and friends are concerned for the well-being of Gunderson and wish to locate her as quickly as possible.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 04 2019

Well, Old Man Winter finally arrived.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall Wednesday for some parts of the Boundary and most of the West Kootenay region, including Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — with total accumulation of about 20 cm.

“Heavy snow continues today,” the Environment Canada website said. “A further 10 to 15 cm of snow will fall before ending this evening.

Environment Canada said the public should be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 02 2019

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend where the team hopes the holiday spirit will be on their side as they wrap up the first semester of play against the Simon Fraser University Clan.

Winless in their last four British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) games, the Saints head into the two-game set against Simon Fraser tied for third place with the Burnaby-based Clan. The Saints are 4-4-0-2 so far this season.

By Bob Hall on Monday Dec 02 2019

The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI) at Selkirk College has just released the 2019 Snapshot Report, a region wide check-up that investigates economic, social, environmental and cultural indicators for the Columbia-Basin Boundary.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 28 2019

In a media release Thursday, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) said ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine reached a tentative agreement in a contract dispute that caused disruptions to communities on both sides of Kootenay Lake for the past three months.

The union said the tentative agreement was arrived between the two parties on Tuesday, November 26th after 13 days of intensive bargaining and more than five months after the negotiations reached an impasse.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 28 2019

RCMP would like to remind the public that, while everyday drivers should not operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police will be out in full force beginning Sunday, December 1 as part of month-long provincial CounterAttack program to stop impaired drivers this holiday season.

The CounterAttack program includes the National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day and a one-day provincial blitz (Friday, December 6th) when motorists can expect to see a heightened police presence in many areas of the province targeting impaired drivers.

By Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Nov 28 2019

Today, in Ottawa, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that MP Richard Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) would return as Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet. Cannings has also been appointed Deputy Critic for Transport.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 28 2019

The roof of Selkirk College’s main building on the Castlegar Campus has been transformed as the regional post-secondary focuses on a future less reliant on non-renewable energy sources.

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