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by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

The BC Supreme Court has ruled against the BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC), and overturned the approval of a natural gas pipeline north of Fort Nelson.  In an oral decision on December 15, 2017, Madam Justice Gerow found that the OGC’s conduct was “unreasonable” and described the Commission as being “intransigent” (or uncompromising) for refusing to discuss issues of importance to Fort...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 18 2017

Reaction appears to be positive after the British Columbia government announced Monday it is ending the hunting of grizzly bears throughout the province.

Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy made the announcement Monday.

 “Through consultations this...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Dec 18 2017
Police issued a press release this afternoon relating to a vehicular incident this morning:
 
The Castlegar RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m in which a vehicle drove into the CIBC bank at 1801 Columbia Avenue causing extensive damage to the bank.

 

No one was injured during the event.  It appears that the...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Environment Canada has advising the public that hazardous winter conditions are expected, with heavy snow expected Tuesday through Tuesday night.

"An approaching moisture-laden warm front will bring heavy snow to the Boundary, West Kootenay and Elk Valley regions on Tuesday," the Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning statement said.

"The snow will start...

by Dan Kraus on Sunday Dec 17 2017

One of Canada’s well-recognized raptors, the peregrine falcon, has made a remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. 

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it is a positive sign that conservation efforts are working and that maintaining habitat is now crucial in their continued recovery.

The conservation status of the peregrine falcon has been assessed as “not at risk” by...

by Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

Warning: In the afternoon of December 15, a thief smashed windows in several cars parked in the roadside parking lot at Strawberry Pass and stole items from them. One man admitted having left his wallet in his vehicle; a window was broken and the wallet was stolen. He reported that, when he arrived at the parking lot from his task in the woods, there were six other vehicles with broken windows...

by Sara Golling on Friday Dec 15 2017

In Rossland City Council Chambers on Thursday evening, December 14, well-known Rossland resident Kim Deane modestly received a medal awarded to him by Senator Nancy Greene Raines, honouring his volunteerism and involvement in developing local trail systems and other recreational opportunities in the Rossland Range.  With the public gallery packed and overflowing into the hallways, Mayor...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 15 2017

A pedestrian was sent to Trail hospital after an accident outside Castlegar Tim Horton's this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:56 a.m., and crews arrived at 10:02 a.m. to find RCMP already on scene and detouring traffic off Columbia Avenue.

Columbia Avenue was reopened at roughly 10:30 a.m.

He said an older gentleman was struck...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Selkirk Paving Ltd. of Crescent Valley was recently recognized with an award at the recent Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards in Nelson.

Selkirk Paving won the Recognition of Excellence in Paving for its Highway 6/31 and local area side roads in the West Kootenay this past summer.

“Selkirk Paving faced considerable challenges with this project due to the...

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 14 2017

When most costs are rising in the New Year, natural gas and electricity bills will not; in fact, natural gas rates are decreasing. FortisBC delivers energy at the lowest reasonable rate, and on January 1, customers will receive just that. For natural gas customers...

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