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By Letters to the editor on Friday May 10 2019

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Dear Minister Conroy,

After 16 years of a government that constantly picked fights with teachers and underfunded public schools, many in BC’s education sector felt relief when your government was elected. Teachers heard MLAs like you congratulate us on our Supreme Court win and back us up on our fight for more funding. 

By Contributor on Friday May 10 2019

The all-party Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth is holding a public hearing in Castlegar on Thursday, May 23, 2019, to receive input on children and youth with neuro-diverse (e.g., ASD, FASD, developmental delay) special needs.

The committee invites parents, caregivers, service providers and advocates to share their experiences and challenges with assessment and eligibility processes, and their recommendations for improvement.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 09 2019

The city has drawn into the house for the curling club but it will be the regional partners that now hold the hammer on making sure the project to repair the ice plant is a complete sweep by October.

A request by the Nelson Curling Club (NCC) to the city for funding to help repair its ailing ice plant before the season begins in October has been met and raised to $30,000 by city council, after council passed a motion Monday night during its regular meeting.

By Contributor on Thursday May 09 2019

May is here, and so are the fish says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. The weather has been awesome for the past couple weeks and the waters are coming to life. So Kerry & Company have been on the water on a regular basis and things are looking up.

By Bob Hall on Thursday May 09 2019

The push to start high school students on a rewarding career in the trades has been bolstered with a program aimed at presenting the array of choices available at Selkirk College.

The Youth Explore Trades Sampler (YETS) is currently underway at Nelson’s Silver King Campus where seven students from L.V. Rogers Secondary and Mount Sentinel Secondary are immersed in activity on the trades-based Selkirk College facility. The students started their hands-on sampling of the trades in February and will wrap up with 16 high school credits by June.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday May 09 2019

Singer/artist River Arnott of Grand Forks received two significant achievements —Top Junior Voice Award' and a Certificate of Merit for 'Outstanding Performance' — during the recent Kootenay Festival of the Arts competition.

The 12-year-old Boundary City performer now advances to the Provincials in Chilliwack at the end of May where he'll not only be competing with others who have won in other locales of the province, but he will be representing the Kootenay Festival of the Arts, in his division. 

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday May 08 2019

Birds of a feather are flocking together in Nelson.

Over 80 per cent of the respondents to a non-sanctioned survey regarding backyard hens in Nelson have spoken out “very much in favour” or “moderately in favour” of a bylaw allowing the birds.

The Nelson Backyard Hen survey undertaken by Nelson resident Anne Simonen has added another layer of evidence in favour of amending the Animal Control bylaw which prohibits poultry in city backyards.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 07 2019

The Nelson Boxing Club Fight Night VI is set for Saturday (May 11) at the Rod and Gun Club.

Headlining the event is Nelson’s own, Elias Martinez, who is coming off a silver medal performance at the recent Canadian National Championships on Vancouver Island.

Martinez is up against Portland’s Santiago Franco in the main event.

There are 14 other fights matching boxers from Surrey, Nanaimo, Revelstoke, Cranbrook, Portland, Ore and the host Nelson Boxing Club.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 06 2019

Trail police are reminding residents never to give out personal financial information on the phone after an elderly resident was victimized by scammers, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Castlegar Source on Monday May 06 2019

On May 3, the body of a Castlegar man was recovered from the Kootenay River who has been missing since May 2018 after entering the river in his pickup truck, accordign to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner

"The recovery effort lasted several hours and required the assistance of several partners due to the difficult conditions and rapid flow of water in the river.