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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 11 2017

All of the social media platforms were buzzing in BC after the provincial government confirmed it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important infrastructure...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Dec 11 2017

There's nothing like a few Christmas lights to brighten anyone's spirit.

Down at City Park, Christmas lights light up the night sky for everyone to enjoy.

Check it out, if you get a chance.

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Dec 11 2017

Grand Forks officially opened its dog park last week when with a ribbon cutting.

The park is located directly behind Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Forks.

This is a small dog park, off the beaten path in a residential area and behind the cemetery.

There are poo bags and a picnic table.

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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Dec 11 2017

Sutco Transportation Specialists of Salmo recently returned from the Trucking HR Canada ceremony with a major recognition said a company spokesperson.

Sutco is proud to announce they have been recognized as one of the five companies in all of Canada to receive a Trucking HR Top Fleet Employer award for 2017.

Sutco received the award for “Employment Engagement” Sutco...

by Dermod Travis on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't the word itself so much, as it was the tone some used saying it that suggested you were getting flipped off more than you were communicating.

Fast forward to 2017 and I'm happy to report that...

by Dermod Travis on Saturday Dec 09 2017

Risky to confess such things – especially publicly – but there are a few things that get under my skin fast.

Eons ago, when I was in high school, it only took a single word.

It wasn't...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

A former L.V. Rogers graduate is the person who is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a young Richmond woman earlier this week on the Canada Line rapid transit system in Vancouver.

Jake Taylor, 21, rushed to the aid of Noor Fadel, 18, after the young Muslim woman was verbally assaulted by a middle-aged man.

“It was pretty autopilot,” Taylor told a Vancouver...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 07 2017

People, opposed to the completion of the Site C dam, are lining up to urge the NDP government to pull the plug on construction of the hydro mega project.

And now the West Kootenay EcoSociety is joining the “no” side after passing a resolution opposing the Site C dam.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety has also made their views known to Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall, who is also...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Ed. Note: It’s literally impossible to overstate the importance of this community’s volunteer fire department. Not only do they attend fires, as their name would suggest  . . . they are also first responders at any emergency call, from a gas leak to a heart attack to a car accident. They provide building inspections, public safety education for everyone from school children to senior...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Dec 07 2017

Quick action on the part of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue may have prevented serious damage to a local home last night in Fruitvale.

Captain Jason Milne said a 9-1-1 call reporting a shed fire at 25 Kootenay Ave. North was received at 11:06 p.m., and crews arrived nine minutes later to find a shed fully engulfed in flame.

“KBRFR ... accomplished fire control within seven...

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