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By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jan 24 2020

Organizers of Make A Change Canada Nelson got more than they bargained for when a sellout crowd took to the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena Thursday night to watch the Montreal Canadiens alumni in action against the Kootenay Patricks.

The game not only treated the more than 1,400 fans in attendance, but also raised money for Make A Change Canada Nelson, a local charity that provides online career assistance training as well as a web development and design program.

Make A Change Canada Nelson was the main organizers of Thursday’s charity contest.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 23 2020

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, from Grand Forks to Creston, which includes the Kootenay Paas and Paulson Summit.

Environment Canada said anyone traveling Highway 3 can expect a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm.

“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit (Thursday) tonight,” Environment Canada website said.

“Warm air moving into the interior will cause snow levels to rise tonight, and snow will change to rain at lower elevations.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

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RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect who is believed to be responsible for the theft of a package from the porch of a Castlegar home in mid-December.

By DriveSmartBC on Monday Jan 20 2020

One wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. With the poor compliance rate, we should ask is the stop sign the best form of traffic control for intersections that are not controlled by traffic signals?

Let's examine what making a proper stop means and where it has to be done. You may be surprised to learn that the stop sign itself simply tells you what you must do, not where you have to do it.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 20 2020

Whitewater Ski Resort is reporting a snowboarder died following an accident outside the ski area boundary Friday.

The RCMP and BC Coroners Service have taken over the investigation.

In a media release Monday, Whitewater Ski Resort said dispatch received a report from the public at 12:11 p.m. Friday, January 17, that that there was an unresponsive adult male in a tree well outside the ski area boundary.

A passerby, who made the discovery, immediately started CPR and called for support from ski patrol and emergency first responders.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 18 2020

The Jumbo Glacier area nestled in the Purcell Mountains, which has been a source of civil unrest, protests, blockades and court battles that reached the Supreme Court  of Canada during the past three decades, will now be protected, forever.

A media release said thanks to a collaboration between Ktunaxa Nation Council, the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, development rights in the Jumbo Valley located 55 kilometers west of Invermere, have been fully and permanently extinguished.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 15 2020

Enviromment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Boundary/West Kootenay.

Environment Canada said a Pacific storm is forecast to bring heavy snow to this part of the Southern Interior beginning Wednesday evening with snow continuing through Thursday before tapering off Thursday evening.

"Rapid accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations," Environment Canada said. "Visiblity may be suddenly reduced at times due to heavy snow."

Environment Canada said total snowfall accumulations of 30 to 40 cm are expected with this event.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 14 2020

Count’em up — Richard Sevigny, Keith Acton, Patrice Brisebois and coach Steve Shutt are just a few of the former Montreal Canadiens ready to take to the ice at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to play the Kootenay Patricks as part of the Make A Change Canada Charity Hockey Game Thursday, January 23rd.

The players are part of the Canadiens lineup announced for the Charity Game.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jan 10 2020

A family backcountry skiing near the Kootenay Pass Summit Tuesday was forced to spend the night on top of the Kootenay Pass Summit after a natural avalanche closed Highway 3 in both directions.

The part of the highway between Salmo and Creston had been closed for hours due to the recent winter storm that dropped huge amounts of snow on highways in the southern part of the province.

By Contributor on Thursday Jan 09 2020

British Columbia’s hunters and anglers have long been the vanguard of wildlife conservation efforts in our province. Over the years, many of us have raised concerns about declining wildlife populations, large-scale habitat fragmentation and deterioration of true backcountry wilderness. Members of the British Columbia chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers are therefore pleased to see our provincial government bring forward a plan to improve wildlife management and habitat conservation through the “Together for Wildlife” proposal.

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