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Six homes remain on Evacuation Alert near Zwicky Road Landslide

The map shows the area under Evacuation Alert for the Zwicky Road Landslide.

In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has rescinding the Evacuation Order for six homes below the Zwicky Road Landslide.

However, the RDCK said the six homes will remain on Evacuation Alert.

“The Evacuation Alert on the surrounding 41 homes has been rescinded,” the release said. “Residents are asked to stay alert for signs of slides.

No one injured after young grizzly charges man on Great Northern Trail

The public is being asked to use extra caution while walking the Great Northern Trail.

Nelson Police Department is asking the public to take extra caution when walking the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail after a local man was charged by a young grizzly bear Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 26) on the Great Northern Trail between Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery.

The man was walking along the trail talking on a cell phone when a young grizzly bear charged at the man.

The man stopped as the bear charged again.

The bear stopped before running off into the bushes.

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Failed referendum sparks new approach; your input required

Castlegar and area residents are going to get another hands-on opportunity to help shape the future of the Complex, and of local recreation in general, at a public open house slated for next week.

This, after a $25-million recreation referendum in November 2010 was overwhelmingly defeated (roughly 40 per cent of registered voters weighed in, with 20.94 per cent voting in favour and 79.06 per cent voting against).

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff scoring, registering 14 points as the Cougars captured the BCMML League title. Dubois is currently preparing for the Midget National Championship (Telus Cup), being hosted by the Cariboo Cougars, from April 24 to 30.

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Growing, Shrinking, and Aging - Columbia Basin-Boundary Regional Population Update

Demographic information is critical for planning – whether you are a non profit, a local government, business, or any other type of organization. “Understanding your population, from numbers to gender to age and beyond, can help inform what services and programs are needed, as well as what challenges may be on the horizon”, says Dr.

Daffodil Dash to use flower power to fight childhood cancer

Trail's Lynn Gould is encouraging everyone to participate in this year's Second Annual Daffodil Dash this Sunday.

Honouring a promise she made to her late granddaughter, Trail resident Lynn Gould lights a candle every Thursday for all the children who are living with cancer and for those who have passed on.

Lynn also continues the advocacy work started by Natasha Rose Gould, an incredible 12-year-old girl who lost her battle with an incurable brain tumour, DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma) in 2016. In the last year of Natasha’s life, she became a North American spokesperson for children battling cancer and inspired everyone around her, including Lynn.

West Boundary Residents to Receive Green Bin Collection Service

This is an opportunity for West Boundary residents to divert 40% of their garbage from the landfill.

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is bringing the successful green bin organic waste diversion program to West Boundary residents starting July 1st, 2017.

The RDKB Board of Directors have approved a 5-year contract to Alpine Disposal and Recycling to provide weekly garbage and green bin collection services to nearly all residents from Christina Lake to Carmi.

UBC Healthcare Travelling Roadshow stops in Grand Forks Monday

There will be 10 health profession students on this year’s trip.

Grand Forks Secondary is the place Monday students have a chance to learn more about jobs in healthcare as the University of BC hosts its Healthcare Travelling Roadshow.

The roadshow brings together a diverse group of healthcare students to showcase career options to high school students in hopes of inspiring the next generation of rural healthcare professionals.

There will be 10 health profession students on this year’s trip representing medicine, nursing, licensed practical nursing, respiratory therapy, midwifery, pharmacy, and optometry.

Selkirk College Saints Add Experience at Both Ends of the Ice

Defenceman Parker Wakaruk will join the Selkirk College Saints this September after three seasons of Junior A hockey which concluded in 2016-2017 where he played with the Humboldt Broncos in the SJHL. — Photo courtesy Chris Lee/Humboldt Journal

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the season begins in September.

“Both Michal and Parker have excellent junior hockey resumes,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Mineral Mountain Ziplines Breaks Ground at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort

The crew building Mineral Mountain Ziplines at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort stopped for a photo before commencing work Monday. — Submitted photo

After nearly a year of planning, Todd and Jay Manton with their ziplining company and the team at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort are excited to announce breaking ground on their newest ziplining operation — Mineral Mountain Ziplines.

“After the overwhelming response to our first zipline in Nelson, Jay and I were looking for an opportunity to expand our business,” says Todd Manton, co-owner and operator of Kokanee Mountain Zipline located north of Nelson.

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