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By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

Teck Resources Limited recently announced increased zinc production guidance for its Red Dog operation and recent results of exploration in the Red Dog District in Alaska.  
 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

The trend of warm weather continued over the region for the month of September said Ron LakemanWeather Forecasterfor the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar in the monthly synopsis.

“As was the case during the past two months a strong upper ridge of high pressure maintained unseasonably warm and generally dry conditions during the initial 12 days of September,” Lakeman said.

“A new record daily maximum temperature of 32.1 degrees was set on the 8th. The warmest temperature of the month (36.2 degrees) occurred during the afternoon of the third.”

By Chris Fields on Monday Oct 02 2017

Are we learning anything? Are we trying to solve underlying problems? It's what I've been thinking about as the rinse and repeat cycle of terrorism and mass shootings continues. So many good, innocent people lost. Dreams and legacy unrealized.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Oct 01 2017

The Village of Salmo, located on the Crowsnest Highway, was founded as a small mining town near the Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway during the gold rush of 1896.

For years, the village has been the butt of jokes, but like a fad that was once thought to be out of the mainstream, staff is using its ironic piece of clothing to showcase Salmo to the world.

The Salmo Dinner Jacket, a plaid lumberjack shirt/jacket, has turned the quiet village into the talk of the province.

By Contributor on Friday Sep 29 2017

Interior Health (IH) said in a media release Friday the Authoity has enlisted the support of external security and privacy experts as it investigates information breaches involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees.

IH said the information was found in the possession of two separate individuals arrested by Lower Mainland RCMP on two separate occasions in the last three months. 

“The protection of our employees’ personal information is extremely important to us,” says Mal Griffin, Vice-President for Human Resources in the media release.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 28 2017

Nelson Police said the driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday (September 28) morning at the intersection of Highway 3A/6 and Government Road.

Nelson Police received the call at 1:10 a.m. of a report of an accident just east of Nelson on the edge of the city boundary.

Police said a black SUV was travelling eastbound into Nelson when it crossed the westbound lane before colliding with the rock embankment.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

There was an impressive water rescue of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman from the Columbia River last night, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

Orr had nothing but praise for KBRFR (Trail Company) for helping a woman with potential mental health issues who waded into the water near the Trail boat dock and was swept away by the current.

“I don’t care what kind of boat you are in, with that current, the cold and the dark, you are in danger. That is an incredibly treacherous river,” he said. “They did amazing work.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

A 60-year-old Trail woman is facing a handful of charges after police executed a warrant at her Columbia Heights home, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22 (Friday), the Trail and Greater District Crime Reduction Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant … and seized what are believed to be cocaine and fentanyl,” Orr said.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

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.

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