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By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Work is now underway on the BC SPCA’s new West Kootenay Community Animal Centre in Castlegar. The new 4,250-square-foot facility, to be located at 124 Heritage Way (west of the airport), is expected to open by June 2018.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Local RCMP would like to remind the public that Halloween is a fun time of the year.

However, if not done safely, the fun time can lead to some scary problems.

Here are a few Road Safety Tips:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Andrew Wilkinson believes he’s the right person to take on John Horgan of the NDP as the next leader of the BC Liberal Party.

The MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena was in Nelson Monday as part of a whistle-stop tour of the Kootenays to drum up support in the Liberal leadership race to replace former Premier Christy Clark.

Approximately 20 Liberal supporters sat in the Benwell Room at the Hume Hotel listening to Wilkinson answer questions from mining to the sitting NDP government to the importance each riding will play in the process of electing the next party leader.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 23 2017

Police are reminding the public on the eve of the holiday season of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The message comes after a 39-year-old Castlegar man was caught driving in Nelson with blood alcohol allegedly three times the criminal limit said Sgt Chad Badry West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit Monday.

Badry said the incident occurred (Sunday) October 15, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. when RCMP was advised by the public of a possible possible impaired driver headed towards Nelson from the Kootenay Lake Ferry.

By Bob Hall on Monday Oct 23 2017

The Selkirk College Saints turned the intensity notch up to another level Saturday night when they welcomed back four alumni and their new Vancouver Island University Mariners teammates to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre in British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) action.

In a game with several subplots, the Saints ran their regular season record to 4-0 with a 5-3 victory over the expansion Mariners in front of a raucous hometown crowd.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 22 2017

The City of Fernie said in a media release residents evacuated earlier this week were allowed to settle into their homes this afternoon as the focus at Fernie Memorial Arena now turns to the clean-up process and ongoing investigation.

“The ammonia specialists from Teck’s Trail Operations and Agrium in Calgary have returned home as there is no longer an ammonia hazard at the arena,” explains Fire Chief Ted Ruiter.   

By Bob Hall on Friday Oct 20 2017

The West Kootenay may be half a world away from Cambodia, but for Selkirk College Instructor Sarah Youngblutt the troubled Asian nation never escapes her thoughts.

For most of the year, Youngblutt can be found at Selkirk College’s Trail Campus helping inspire learners seeking a second chance through the Academic Upgrading Program. Outside the Selkirk College classrooms, the trained anthropologist is focused on working towards her PhD in Southeast Asian Studies.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The 2017 fire season is officially the worst fire season on record in the Southeast region, having surpassed the most hectares burned in one year just last week.

According to Southeast Fire Centre data, the total hectares burned this year bumped up to 88,911 heading into October, just over the previous worst year in history for the region in 2003 when 88,697 ha. were burned.

However, the Southeast season saw fewer fires (368) this year — 279 were lightning-caused and the rest were caused by people (89) — compared to 635 fires of 2003.

By Trail Champion sports on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters have added 19-year-old defenceman Trevor Zins to their roster.

Zins comes to the Trail Smoke Eaters after playing the past two seasons with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids Roughriders. The 6’0” defenceman is a commit of Umass-Lowell and will help to solidify the backend for the Smoke Eaters, who sit in second place overall in the BCHL. It is expected that Zins will see his first action during this weekend’s home games.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Wednesday evening in a media release the City of Fernie said the Emergency Response team has continued to work with hazmat and air monitoring experts RAM Environmental out of Kelowna and GHD from Calgary, Worksafe BC and Interior Health and have developed a strategy to gain safe entry to the building.

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