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by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.

Imagine what an impact we could have...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

Previous coverage:

A 91-year-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.

However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.

Environment Canada issues Freezing Rain Alert for Boundary, West Kootenay...

by Timothy Schafer on Thursday Jan 11 2018

A moratorium has been placed on the creation of recreational cannabis businesses in Nelson in order to buy some time for the city to craft legislation to regulate them in anticipation of legalization.

City council passed a zoning amendment bylaw to regulate recreational cannabis sales on Monday night during its first regular meeting...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 11 2018

Avalanche Canada and Parks Canada are issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of day Monday, January 15.

The warning applies to the following forecast regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Glacier National Park and the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 09 2018

Environment Canada has updated its Snowfall Alert, ending its warning for most of the West Kootenay but continuing it for the Boundary Region with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm expected.

(Wednesday) night, computer models shifted the track of the incoming Pacific front to the south, such that snowfall amounts will be a little lower than forecast yesterday," Environment Canada said...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jan 07 2018

A skier from France sustained life-threatening injuries after being engulfed in an avalanche near Whitewater Ski Resort Thursday Whitewater staff said in a media release.

The release said the avalanche occurred in surrounding backcountry area known as Evening Ridge, located near of the resort.

“On January 4, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. a member of the public informed Whitewater Ski Resort...

by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Recently, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Sewell affirmed a spring 2017 lower court decision that a Sinixt man living in Washington State has an aboriginal right to hunt in British Columbia. According to the original finding, Richard Desautel possesses this right by virtue...

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