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By Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

Katrine Conroy was sworn into the Legislature virtually Monday as the newly re-elected BC New Democrat MLA for Kootenay West following an historic election.  


By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

On Nov. 19, additional charges were sworn in relation to a 2019 fatal crash that took place on March 17, 2019, near the Waneta Dam, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Tuesday for Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

“A frontal system moving through southeastern British Columbia will bring snow to parts of the region today,” Environment Canada said.

“Snow will become at times heavy on Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass tonight before tapering off early tomorrow morning as the system exits the region.”

By Contributor on Monday Nov 23 2020

It started as an expedition to track down the elusive mountain caribou.

David Moskowitz - renowned photographer, writer and wildlife tracker - had never encountered caribou in the wild, and set off to look for them in the Inland Temperate Rainforest (ITR).

While he did end up spotting a few of the elusive caribou, what he took away was more than just some pretty pictures of wildlife.

“Seeing the rainforest coming down the road on logging trucks - old growth trees coming out of these places - it was really eye opening,” he says.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Nov 22 2020

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Orchard Manor after one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. No residents have tested positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms at this time.

The outbreak is contained to Orchard Manor, which provides long-term care services. Orchard Manor is connected by a common building to Hawthorn Park, which provides independent and assisted living services.

The entire facility includes 161 beds, none of which are health authority funded.

By Contributor on Friday Nov 20 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the KIJHL has made the health and safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers, billet families and fans our top priority. In doing so, we have closely observed all of the guidance and protocols outlined by the Province of British Columbia, the Provincial Health Officer, Viasport, Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, as well as our team’s home facilities.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

 The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) following a 911 incident near Mountain Station, south of Nelson.

In a media release Thursday, RCMP said the incident which has resulted in injury to one man.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

B.C.'s provincial health officer issued a host of new orders as the province looks to bring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) following days of record new cases.

In a media release Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, announced sweeping new measures to control COVID-19, including mandatory masks in indoor public and retail spaces and restricting social gathering to household members only for everyone in the province.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 19 2020

Interior Health said in a media release Thursday, the investigation into community cluster of COVID-19 cases in the broader Salmo areareveals in the past 14 days, there have been 23 cases identified in the region extending south from Nelson.

Interior Health said the majority of these cases are linked to several social events that occurred in Salmo.

However, at this time Interior Health said there is no evidence of widespread transmission in any communities and an outbreak has not been declared.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 18 2020

Selkirk College awarded excellence in instruction by Leesa Dean, Jane Green and Tim Thurston at a recent celebration held outside at the Mir Centre for Peace arbour on the Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College Faculty Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) Awards annually recognizes outstanding instructors who inspire students and each other through work in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Nominations are accepted each spring.