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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 15 2018

Time is running out on the voters wanting to cast a say on how BC moves forward to determine who gets to sit in the Legislature.

Deadline to cast a vote in the Proportional Representation referendum is approaching quickly, and campus coordinators for ‘Pro Rep is Lit’ - Vote PR BC’s province-wide youth campaign are urging students who haven’t received their electoral reform ballot to order one online by Friday (November 16) and get it in the mail no later than November 23, to make sure their votes are counted.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 15 2018

As I get older, I find there are fewer and fewer things I’m willing to get upset about – hence the lack of editorial rants of late.

There is, however, one issue that has me so incensed, so appalled, so disgusted, so flat-out ashamed, that it’s taken me weeks to write about it without using some of the more colourful (and less socially acceptable) words in what I flatter myself to think is an extensive vocabulary.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal third-period and a late tally from Kent Johnson to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The Smoke Eaters got ahead of the game with a Carter Jones tally before the Vipers answered with a goal in the 2nd and 3rd period to get their first lead of the game. Hayden Rowan tied the game with a 3rd period power play goal before Kent Johnson scored the game winner with just over five minutes remaining to help the Smoke Eaters to a one-goal victory. 

By RDKB on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board of directors re-elected Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks Director Roly Russell as board chair and Electoral Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor as vice-chair at the November 14 board meeting a media release said.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received some good news regarding the aftermath of floods in the region last spring after BC Premier John Horgan gave written assurance from that the Province of BC is committed to flood recovery in the Boundary.

By Trevor Miller on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late shorthanded goal from Spencer McLean but fell once again in overtime, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Castlegar Fire Department had a busy afternoon yesterday (Tuesday), according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said they received a call regarding a gas leak at a construction site on Arrow Lakes Drive at just after 1 p.m.

“There’s a multi-family housing complex there, and everyone had to be evacuated to their mustering points until the gas was shut off,” he said, adding the process took roughly one-and-a-half hours. “Just as we were clearing that up, at 2:23 p.m., we got another call about a possible structure fire in the 2500 block of Columbia Avenue.”

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect who robbed a Trail liquor store at gunpoint Friday evening, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Nov. 9 ... at 6:45 p.m., a lone male entered the BC Liquor Store‎located at  1629 2 Ave. ... stole two bottles of vodka, and then approached an employee at the cash register brandishing a handgun," Wicentowich said. "The suspect demanded money from the employee; however, the employee did not give any money to him. The suspect fled the store and the scene on foot with the two bottles of vodka."

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

The Kootenays received a major contribution to support habitat conservation in the Selkirk Mountain Range between Nelson and Creston following a major announcement Wednesday in Victoria.

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced total $14.65 million ($7 million from the Government of Canada through the Natural Areas Conservation Program and $7.65 million from the Province of British Columbia) to be used to support the addition of 7,900 hectares (19,500 acres) to the Darkwoods Conservation Area between Nelson and Creston.

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 09 2018

Weather was the primary factor in two multi-vehicle MVIs this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

First was the “schmozzle” called in at 10:15 a.m. involving nine vehicles on Hwy 3 west just before 14 Avenue.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said there were actually two groups of vehicles involved in this.

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