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JA Company Program Spring Break Camp 2024, hosted by KAST

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) and JA British Columbia are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Spring Break Start-Up Camp. This free event is set to take place from March 18-22, offering an immersive experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to create their own start-up ventures and […]

Nelson Police stop chase of alleged stolen pickup truck

Nelson Police are pursuing charges against a driver who sped off from officers at a high rate of speed Saturday (February 24, 2024) afternoon in the 800 block of Hume Lane. Nelson Police said officers continue to gather evidence and anticipate charging a person known to police for Flight from Police Officer and Dangerous Operation […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptables of the Week - Special H Kitties

Applications are required prior to meeting cats in foster because they are in our private homes in Nelson.  Forms are found under “adopt” at kaap.ca . We may consider a reduced adoption fee for those who can be adopted together. **These cats need to be kept indoors either permanently, or for at least probably a […]

Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games begins Thursday

Minus three Provincial Sport, the Lhtako Quesnel 2024 BC Winter Games from February 22-25 is ready to light the torch Thursday at West Fraser Centre. Earlier this month the BC Alpine Ski, Freestyle BC, and BC Snowboard made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Winter Games due to unfavourable snow conditions in the host […]

Interior Health CEO mourns loss of Board Chair Dr. Doug Cochrane

In a statement Tuesday, president and CEO Susan Brown said Interior Health is mourning the loss of Interior Health Board Chair Dr. Doug Cochrane. Brown said as Chair of Interior Health Board of Directors, Dr. Cochrane demonstrated a deep commitment to continuous improvement of patient care, quality and safety knowing it would lead to improved […]

Castlegar RCMP investigating multiple thefts

The Castlegar RCMP are investigating multiple theft from vehicles, two break and enters to residences, and a theft of a vehicle which occurred over the February 17th, 2024 weekend. RCMP received complaints earlier Sunday morning after property owners discovered property missing and vehicles rummaged through. As of this date it appears the incidents are related […]

Solutions for Village of Silverton challenges making progress: Mayor

Progress is being made on a series of challenges that plague one of the smallest municipalities in Canada. The Village of Silverton, the second smallest municipality in Canada, had employed the services of a provincial government municipal advisor — for 12 weeks — in order to address several issues during a “difficult time” it had […]

Low snowpack expected to further impact water sources as drought conditions continue

The West Kootenay’s snowpack is falling below record-low levels as the warm, dry winter weather continues, prompting a call for a watershed management system. According to the B.C. River Forecast Centre’s snow survey (Feb. 1), the West Kootenay snowpack remains very low — averaging 33 per cent below normal throughout the region — but the […]

Kootenay Boundary plagued by low childhood immunization rates: Interior Health

Low childhood immunization rates continue to plague the Kootenay Boundary despite outbreaks in the region and major outbreaks in some parts of the world. Current immunization rates for Kootenay Boundary seven-year-old children sit at 54.8 per cent — Interior Health (IH) target is 70 per cent — while for two-year-old children it is 66.6 per […]

Columbia Valley school teacher charged with sexual exploitation, luring a child

A Columbia Valley teacher has been arrested following alleged dealings with a student at a high school in Invermere. RCMP said in January of 2024, Columbia Valley RCMP initiated an investigation involving allegations that a teacher at Invermere’s David Thompson Secondary School located had engaged in inappropriate communication with a student. Police said that based […]