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By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 26 2018

Nelson Fire and Nelson Police released a joint media release Friday, documenting the dramatic rescue of a dog that had fallen off an anchored sailboat into Kootenay Lake near the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

According to the release, Nelson Police Department officers and firefighters from Nelson Fire Rescue responded to the call around 5 p.m. after a women contacted NPD dispatch of a dog in distress on Kootenay Lake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 26 2018

Environment Canada has issued an Alert for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass due to a pending snowstorm expected to hit the West Kootenay Boundary region beginning Monday afternoon.

Environment Canada is calling for snowfall amounts in the range of 20 to 25 cm.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Nov 25 2018

“Life isn’t perfect, of course, but we all know it’s how you react to things that counts.” –     Landon Donovan

The story of climate change needs a rewrite.

The narrative we’ve been hearing and reading about since the late 1980s has fallen on too many deaf ears and blinkered eyes.

Despite warnings of increased drought, heavy rainfall, forest fires, melting ice, species relocation, rising seas, and declines in food production, the climate change chronicle is perceived by many as fiction.

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Nov 22 2018

Every day we make decisions to protect our health. Whether it’s choosing fruit and vegetables, taking the stairs, or biking to work, we’re constantly making choices to live a longer and healthier life.

One simple choice you can make today is to test your home for radon gas.

Radon is a gas found in the ground throughout the world. It’s colourless, odourless, and tasteless, and most homes that are in contact with the ground will contain some amount of radon gas.

By CBT on Monday Nov 19 2018

Much of life today revolves around technology. More and more people are seeing new opportunities in the areas of video and music production, creating digital art and animation or recording their own podcasts. Yet not everyone has access to the technology required to participate or thrive in this digital world. Soon, more Columbia Basin residents will be able to access digital equipment and software, with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s new Community Technology Program.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Nov 19 2018

A local 51-year-old tow truck driver has died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to help another motorist, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry, of West Kootenay Traffic Services.

“On Nov. 17, just after 5:30 p.m. Castlegar RCMP were called to a collision between a vehicle and a deer on Hwy 22, from Castlegar from Trail,” Badry said in a press release today.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 19 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary held a light meeting in regards to business as the new board was sworn in during the inaugural meeting following the recent civic election.

Six returning directors, seven new directors sworn in

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 19 2018

Not since 2013 when current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled through the Kootenays has a leader of a Federal Party stopped in Nelson.

Saturday, Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP toured the Heritage City before holding court in front of a crowd of supporters during the Kootenay-Columbia nomination meeting for MP Wayne Stetski at the Nelson Curling Club Lounge.

“We have so much in common . . . there’s so much that links us all,” Singh said to the large crowd of supporters, adding that everyone needs to work together to build a stronger Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 17 2018

The provincial government was on the move this week, making announcements throughout the province regarding plans to fund 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes.

When the final microphone was unplugged, and the last MLA departed, 42 communities across British Columbia received a cash infusion as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund — including $4.5 Million for a new Nelson Cares project at the corner of Hall and Front Streets in Nelson.

By Trevor Miller on Friday Nov 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Friday the team has acquired forward Chase Stevenson (’99) in a three-team trade involving the Surrey Eagles and Powell River Kings.

The Smoke Eaters have traded the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Ethan Martini (’00) to the Kings while defenseman Jeremy Smith (’98) and Powell River goaltender Hayden Missler (’99) have been acquired by the Eagles. 

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