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By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Dec 03 2017

The regional district has come to the aid of the Sinixt people as they continue to battle to avoid the “extinction” label the federal government has placed on them in Canada.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors has sent a letter to the federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development (AAND) on behalf of the Sinixt people, the indigenous peoples who have lived primarily in the West Kootenay for at least 10,000 years.

By Contributor on Friday Dec 01 2017

In a media releae, Interior Health (IH) it is undertaking a review of hip and knee total joint replacement surgical processes for patients at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) in light of slight increase in the number of surgical site infections in elective (scheduled) total joint replacement surgeries.

The release said KBRH surgeons, who provide joint replacement surgeries, are postponing elective total hip and knee replacements while this review takes place.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Dec 01 2017

The shoe appears to be on the other foot for Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall now that the NDP hold the power in the BC Legislature as special interest groups line up for a piece of the financial pie.

Tuesday, in Nelson, more than a dozen seniors staged a rally outside the office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, attempting secure additional funding for home care in the Heritage City — funds organizers said were promised by the former Liberal government.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the Nov. 20head-on collision which occurred on Hwy 22 between Blueberry and Fairview.  

Castlegar Top Cop Sgt. Laurel Mathew said they don't have reason to believe alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor, but they would like witnesses to help them determine exactly what happened..

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 30 2017

The Calgary Flames Foundation and NHL is coming to the aid for the City of Fernie.

In October, a deadly ammonia leak, that killed three workers, closed the Fernie Memorial Arena.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Nov 29 2017

The fentanyl crisis in B.C. has hit home in Nelson, and it’s only going to get worse, says the city’s fire chief.

Len MacCharles said there were 914 illicit drug overdose deaths from fentanyl detected in B.C. from January through September 2017.

This is a 147 per cent increase over the number of fentanyl-detected deaths (370) occurring during the same period in 2016.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Approximately 20 residents, a near record crowd for an event of this type, attended Monday's Grand Forks City Council meeting to express interest in proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw, most notably, changes that could allow garden suites and tiny houses on wheels that meet certain criteria.

In a media release, City Council said it recorded input from residents and clarified questions on the proposed changes. 

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Recently, the Auditor General of Canada released a report that addressed the Phoenix payroll that has seriously affected the lives of thousands of civil servants across this country. More than half of the public service sector is caught up in this -- many are being paid well below their proper salaries, some are not being paid at all, while others are being paid too much, all of which creates complications when reporting income tax.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

The provincial government, ICBC and police are launching two pilots to explore how technology can help combat distracted driving in our province a press release said Tuesday.

The decision comes as insurance rates in B.C. continue to escalate in part from the rapidly increasing number of crashes occurring on our roads.

"Distracted driving is a high-risk behavior that jeopardizes the safety of drivers and pedestrians alike,” said David Eby, Minister responsible for ICBC and Attorney General.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Environment Canada has ended its Snowfall Warning for the Boundary, West Kootenay, but continues to advise drivers of an alert from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"A frontal system will move across the B.C. interior this evening bringing up to 20 cm of snow to higher elevations of Highway 3 from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. The snow will ease late this evening as the front moves further east."

Snowfall total amount of 15 to 20 cm is expected.

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