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By Contributor on Sunday Jul 14 2019

As climate conditions change, farmers in the Kootenay and Boundary regions will have more support with planning and preparing for growing crops and raising livestock and poultry.

This support follows development of the Kootenay & Boundary Regional Adaptation Strategies.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jul 12 2019

A press release by the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force is warning drug users to be aware of a pill being sold as fentanyl that includes a deadly synthetic cannabinoid.

In a release Thursday, the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force said Green tablets that have the letters CDN inscribed on one side and the number 80 on the other include fentanyl, caffeine and cannabinoid AMB-FUBINACA.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Jul 12 2019

Police have called off the search for a missing Salmo man, Cory McKay, but say they will continue the investigation into his disappearance, according to Salmo top cop Cpl. Darryl Orr.

He said the search was suspended on July 11 at 11 p.m., after search efforts failed to locate McKay.

Details of the search:

·         1,400 square km of airplane searching;

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 12 2019

The city will be looking to try out a temporary crash diet later this year in an attempt to wean Nelsonites off of single-use plastics.

A resolution has been passed in council chambers Monday night to work with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and other local groups in order to establish a single-use plastics free period, as well as defining what those plastics might be.

By John Horgan on Thursday Jul 11 2019

When I think about what child care means for families in B.C., I think of all the patchwork calendars stuck to fridges across the province telling the child care story of each household. The mother-in-law, the uncle and the best friend are on deck this week, and dad will have to leave work early next week. It’s a puzzle of names, dates and times that only the family can understand.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 11 2019

In a media release, the B.C. government said it has allocated another $1,413,349 in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to eight local governments and First Nations communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

Selkirk College instructor Doris Hausleitner finds happiness in discovering and recording the everyday patterns of mysterious creatures that dwell in the isolated terrain of our region.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

The rush to exploit and sell fossil fuels as quickly as possible before the reality of climate disruption becomes too great to deny or ignore has generated some Orwellian rationalizations. Somehow a bitumen pipeline has become part of Canada’s plan to tackle the climate crisis. Another fossil fuel, fracked gas, is being touted as a climate solution.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

Salmo RCMP continues the investigation to locateCory McKay. McKay has not been seen since June 18, 2019 at the Castlegar Shell gas station. Please see photo of Mckay, below, with the motorcycle he was believed to be driving when he was last seen.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

To The Editor:

I recently heard the difficulties of corner stores are experiencing in our city — some unable to keep doors open due to lack of business. 

Is it cost of goods or availability of product or the lack of information to the surrounding blocks of the availability of service?