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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

Investigators are seeking public assistance and ask anyone that travelled on Forest Crowne Gate (between Kimberley and Marysville) between 10 p.m. and midnight on Sunday, August 25, 2019, to contact police after woman was found unresponsive and died RCMP said in a media release.

“RCMP and BC Coroners Service are continuing their investigations into the Sunday evening death of a 38-year-old woman near Kimberley,” police said. “Although the woman has been identified, her identity is not being disclosed at this time to respect the privacy of her family.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

It must be getting close to the Federal Election.

Why else would NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh pay another visit to Nelson.

Singh, member of parliament for Burnaby South riding, was in the Heritage City Tuesday speaking to the electorate while offering up ice cream during an informal Meet and Greet outside Save-on-Foods in the Chalko Mika Mall.

“What’s your biggest concern,” asked one happy customer prior to receiving a cone filled with chocolate ice cream.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

Users of Kootenay Lake Ferries, BCGEU employees and Western Pacific Marine, ferry operators, are waiting for an expected ruling later this week by the Labour Relations Board.

The board is determining the service of levels during possible job action by the BCGEU.

“While ferry services are designated as essential, the Labour Relations Board is responsible for determining the service levels during a job action,” a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure told The Nelson Daily.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 27 2019

It’s full steam ahead for students pursuing a career in trades following the official ribbon cutting Monday of the new trades training facility at Selkirk College Rosemont Campus in Nelson.

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme was joined by Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, Melanie Mark, Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy as well as Millwright/Machinist Program student Kai Roenspiess and Elder Anne Jimmie inside the new building during the official opening Monday morning.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Aug 26 2019

By Corinne Dolman, Director, Substance Use, Interior Health

Getting “clean.”

“Junkie.”

“Addict.”

“Dirty” needles.

The language we use to refer to people with substance use disorders can elicit many negative stereotypes. Substance use disorders are more highly stigmatized than any other health condition.

By Contributor on Friday Aug 23 2019

Kootenay youth headed into the backcountry of Height of the Rockies Provincial Park this summer for a six-day wilderness adventure on Wildsight’s Go Wild! trip.

Deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, youth ages 14-18 visited some of the most rugged and remote wilderness of the region. Rich in history and wildlife, with soaring mountain peaks, beautiful river valleys and abundant forests and alpine meadows, they learned about the wildlife that the park protects.

By BC Hydro on Friday Aug 23 2019

BC Hydro has submitted a request for a rate reduction of around one per cent starting April 2020 in an update to its Fiscal 2020 to Fiscal 2021 Revenue Requirements Application with the BC Utilities Commission.

In its Revenue Requirements Application filed in February 2019, BC Hydro requested a net bill increase of 0.7 per cent starting April 1, 2020. In the update to the Application filed today, it is requesting that be amended to a net bill decrease of 0.99 per cent. This amendment is based on BC Hydro's audited fiscal 2019 results and its latest financial forecast.

By Bob Hall on Friday Aug 23 2019

Writing a book can be a lonely endeavour. That’s why this fall, a Selkirk College second-year creative writing course will focus on manuscript development.

Open to both full-time and community learners, writers will have the opportunity to share their books-in-progress with peers and receive professional feedback from course instructor, writer and editor Leesa Dean.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 22 2019

There’s a Federal Election happening in the fall that should be on the minds of all Canadians.

However, there is a bigger problem facing not just Canadians but everyone on the planet — Climate Change.

Wednesday, before a crowd of approximately 100 concerned citizens at the Nelson United Church, Kootenay Columbia NDP MP Wayne Stetski was joined by NDP colleague Peter Julian to discuss his Green New Deal legislation.

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 19 2019

 Join Robson Fire Fighters on and Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 as they host the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11a.m Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds!

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