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By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Sep 23 2017

RCMP are advising the public the suspect involved in the fatal collision that claimed the life of a 35-year-old mother of four on Highway 3 near the Hope Slide has been arrested.

The suspect is allegedly involved as well in the early-morning jewelry store robbery in Nelson, is now in police custody.

“The suspect is now in police custody on an unrelated matter,” the RCMP media release said.

“No further assistance from public is requested.”

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing,” the release added.

By John Boivin on Thursday Sep 21 2017

Credit union customers in the south-east interior might soon have access to more services and more convenient banking if a proposed merger goes ahead.

Seven local credit unions in the Columbia Valley, Boundary and Kootenays are in talks to merge into one large regional banking institution.

The credit unions announced on Thursday they’ve been in talks since last fall.

By Michael Jessen on Thursday Sep 21 2017

British Columbians are facing a crucial test in the coming weeks – reaching an opinion on the planned Site C dam.

Currently estimated to cost $8.8 billion, the hydroelectric dam on the Peace River is the single most expensive public infrastructure project ever proposed in B.C. history.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 21 2017

The Chahko Mika Mall in Nelson was evacuated Thursday morning due to a bomb scare Nelson Police Department Chief Paul Burkart told The Nelson Daily.

Burkart said the call was received at NPD dispatch shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday from the store manager of the WalMart Store that a bomb scare had been received.

Burkart said the manager quickly evacuated the mall of customers and staff.

Nelson Police responded to the call as well as RCMP officers and locked down the entire mall.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 21 2017

In a media release Wednesday, Nelson Police said the officers are still investigating the disappearance of a Nelson man who was last seen at 9:30 p.m on (Sunday) June 4, 2017 in the 200 block of Anderson Street in Nelson.

NPD said Darwen Greyeyes is a 55-year-old First Nations male with brown, collar length hair and brown eyes.

Police said he has visible tattoos on both forearms and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and brown hiking shoes.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

To ensure individuals have access to the mental health and substance use (MHSU) services they need, no matter where they live, Interior Health is expanding access to a rural telehealth pilot project.

“Unless you’ve struggled with a mental illness, it is nearly impossible to understand the barriers and stigma that people face in trying to get the support they need,” says Judy Darcy Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. “If you live somewhere where you don’t have ready access to those supports, it can make you feel even more isolated and can sometimes lead to severe outcomes.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement Thursday morning for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass due to a cold airmass associated with an upper low has caused freezing levels to plummet this week.

"Snow has been observed on the Okanagan Connector, Rogers Pass, Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass on several mornings this past week," the Statement said.

"With the cold air mass remaining in place, the threat of snow will continue early this morning."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Wednesday that BC Wildfire Service feels the threat posed by the Harrop Creek wildfire has diminished enough to rescind the Evacuation Alert for all residents in the communities of Harrop, Procter, Sunshine Bay, and Kootenay Lake Village, effective immediately.

By John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing opportunity where people work, it opens up innovation immensely,” says BCIC President and CEO Carl Anderson. He says the personal connections are crucial.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

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