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by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 28 2017

It doesn’t seem to matter the time of the year or the fact that tax deadline has passed, scammers are continually on the hunt trying to steal money from the pockets of honest citizens.

Nelson Police report receiving numerous complaints from the public regarding telephone calls made by scammers pretending to be from Canada Revenue Agency and/or a collection agency.

“The caller...

by City of Castlegar on Saturday May 27 2017

Emergency officials and local government staff have responded to localized flooding on Bloomer Creek, near Meadowlark Lane, in the Oglow subdivision of the City of Castlegar. 

On the evening of May 26, a minor slide upstream on Bloomer Creek caused a temporary blockage on the downstream storm system which required City action to clean the system.

The City cautions that creeks and...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

Almost 50 swimmers dove into a new swim season with the Grand Forks Piranhas Swim Club on May 2. Registrations are little higher than last year with almost 50 participants aged four to adult. 

One of the biggest changes is the increase in young swimmers. The novice division has 11 children registered, compared to the less than five last year. Swim club president Laura Lewis, says it is...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 25 2017

The scholastic spelling bee notwithstanding, the keeping of domestic bees in the city has been forbidden for many years.

However, a plea for the keeping of bees is now being made for Nelson schools, launched by a Slocan Valley-based non-profit society that is requesting a change to the city's bylaws concerning the keeping of honeybee hives within the city limits.

The Bee...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 25 2017

A structure fire in Rossland yesterday is being hailed as “extremely lucky” despite having caused an estimated $50,000 worth of damage, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Glen Gallamore.

The call came in at 4:30 p.m. and crews arrived on scene at 4:35 p.m. at 2049 Happy Valley Road in Rossland. Thirteen Rossland firefighters and five Trail firefighters responded...

by Contributor on Thursday May 25 2017

This spring, Canadians and their four-legged “best friends” are preparing to walk together for the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides on Sunday, May 28th in Grand Forks.

This year’s Walk will be held in more than 240 communities across Canada. The largest fundraising endeavor of its kind, the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides helps to raise, train and place service dogs with Canadians...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday May 25 2017

Fees for a fourth Habitat for Humanity housing project in Grand Forks has been given fiscal support by city council.

Council agreed by resolution to waive $8,840 in development fees, after requesting a staff report last month on the total amount of fees and charges Habitat for Humanity Southeastern BC (HFHSEBC) was asking for.
 
Coun. Colleen Ross said that...
by Larry Hudema on Thursday May 25 2017

On Tuesday May 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gem Theatre, Spotlight Films will be presenting the Irish/Canadian film “CANADIAN/IRISH”, based on the life of Nova Scotian folk artist and Canadian art icon Maud Lewis (nee Dowley).

Quoting Chris Knight of the National Post: “This is a painter whose canvas was her life, and whose life was her canvas. “Maudie” is a celebration of both.”
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by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 25 2017

Water samples collected from the City of Nelson water system indicate that it is no longer necessary to boil water prior to consumption a media release on the website said.

However, the Water Quality Advisory originally issued on May 6, 2017 due to elevated turbidity is still in effect. 

"Recent hot temperatures and resulting rapid snowmelt from a historically deep snowpack...

by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

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