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by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

A couple of weeks ago, students returned to colleges and universities across Canada after a long summer break.  They have been working hard for months to earn enough to pay for their education, but these days those summer wages don’t go very far.  Housing costs have been skyrocketing across the country in recent years, especially in urban centres where most post-secondary institutions are...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 19 2017

They may be big companies looking for high-tech solutions to high-tech problems, but there’s still nothing that beats talking to people face-to-face.

That’s why the BC Innovation Council is travelling the province with its BC Growth Opportunity Tour. The “showcase of challenges” arrives in Nelson on September 29 at the Best Western on Baker Street.

“What we found is by bringing...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

  • Effective at ...
by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Sep 18 2017

Two marihuana grow-op busts have police in the region reminding locals that large-scale grow-ups create concerns well beyond the legalization controversy, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On Aug. Central Kootenay RCMP, New Denver Detachment, executed a search warrant on a property on Hwy 6 near Winlaw,” Oelke said in a press release issued today. “One female was arrested at the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 18 2017

RCMP put a stop to a pair of significant marijuana grow-ops last month in the Slocan Valley police said in a media release Monday.

The two busts came within a few days during mid-August.

The first seizure happened on (Tuesday) September 12 when police executed a search warrant at property on Highway 6 near Winlaw.

“One female was arrested at the property and more that 400...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

With more than $150,000 in prizes on the line, the ...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 17 2017

This can't be happening.

But Environment Canada is not mincing any words when it issued a Special Weather Statement Sunday for Highway 3, the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

"We expect the first taste of winter at higher elevations tonight and Monday morning in central and southern BC," the Enivronment Canada Weather Statement said.

"A cold front will arrive tonight over...

by John Boivin on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Water managers across the region say despite the two-month-old drought that’s gripped the Boundary and Kootenay areas, community and regional water supplies remain stable.

“Surprisingly, we’ve had no problems yet,” says Uli Wolf, the general manager for environmental services with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. “The creeks we are monitoring for water supply have held up...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 14 2017

In an effort to mitigate some of the growing problems with “anti-social behaviours” seen in parks and public spaces in Grand Forks the city is now considering legislation to deal with persistent temporary shelters in public spaces.  

A proposed amendment bylaw on park access passed three readings on Sept. 5 in Grand Forks city council chambers, with final adoption set to come...

by Contributor on Thursday Sep 14 2017

Invasive plants are everywhere and slowly choking out the ecosystem. Today, Jen Haynes, Education Coordinator for the Boundary Invasive Species Society writes about Scotch thistle and how to control this plant native to overseas.

Scotch thistle is native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. 

It has several names including Cotton thistle and Spear thistle. Its Latin name...

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