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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users in the BC Interior.

This special warning is in effect immediately and will apply through the end of Monday, January 2.

The SPAW region includes most of BC's Columbia Mountains, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke National Parks, as well as the Northern Rockies.

The SPAW extends from the southern boundaries of the Purcell Wilderness Conservancy and Kokanee and Valhalla Provincial Parks to Williston Lake north of Pine Pass and Mackenzie.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Dec 29 2022

The Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of a violent home invasion on Christmas Eve.

On Dec. 24, at 2:05 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a home invasion in which one man was shot with rubber bullets at a residence on the 700 block of Short Street in Trail.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 28 2022

It may not be War of the Worlds, but the response to the invasion has been delivered.

The regional district has devised, deliberated and now delivered a new Regional Invasive Species Strategy to deal with invasive plants on Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)-owned or leased properties.

Earlier this month the RDCK board of directors directed staff to enter into a sole-source agreement with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) for invasive plant management, up to a maximum cost of $48,230.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Dec 24 2022

Labour shortages have plagued West Kootenay Transit’s ability to deliver completely on all of its route commitments in the last two years, according to an RDCK staff report on the matter.

A report on the ongoing cancellations of trips in the West Kootenay Transit System — and the summary of efforts by BC Transit, NextGen and the RDCK to reduce the impact of those missed trips — was delivered Dec. 8 to the regional district board meeting.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 23 2022

Nearly $2 million in provincial grant funding could be coming to the slopes of Whitewater Ski Resort for the completion of two major projects.

The resort — located 10 kilometres south of Nelson — partnered with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) to apply to the B.C. Destination Development Fund, a program aimed at fostering resort destinations and building year-round visitor economies.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 22 2022

Nelson Cares said that cyber-security attack that removed more than $550,000 from one of the society’s bank accounts has had minimal impact on our front-line care.

“To date, the loss of funds has had minimal impact on our front-line care or any of the programming we deliver due to the use of internal reserve funds,” Nelson Cares Executive Director Jac Nobiss said in a media release Thursday.

“Our server system, client, funder, and donor information are completely protected,” Nobiss added.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 22 2022

The application period for Columbia Basin Trust grants is near and the two former programs have combined forces into one new grant program.

The CBT has combined the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas programs into one, noted CBT president and chief executive officer Johnny Strilaeff recently, with the Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) program replacing them both.

“While it has a new name the grants will still have the same purpose to support local projects that provide additional value to Basin communities,” he said.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 21 2022

One of the most active bear seasons in some time in 2022 in Nelson could prompt city council to dive into the dumpster of how to handle waste management in the new year, but it comes at considerable cost.

Acting on a notice of motion from Oct. 25 — brought forth by outgoing mayor John Dooley — the item appeared on the agenda Dec. 6 for council consideration, recommending a complete review of the waste management strategy in the city.

By Sarah Lord on Tuesday Dec 20 2022

Ever since surviving a brain tumour at age three, Paige Purcell has wanted to give back to other families going through challenging medical situations.

Paige and her mother Andrea have worked together for nearly a decade to meet their latest fundraising landmark: $100,000.

“Never in a million years did I think this is something that would happen,” Andrea Purcell told The Nelson Daily Daily Dose reporter Sarah Lord.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 19 2022

Larry Olson of the Balfour Golf Course was recent recognized by the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association.

Olson, born and raised in Kaslo, was acknowledged as the Syngenta Superintendent of the Year for 2022 during the BC Golf Course Superintendents Association awards ceremony earlier this month in Victoria.

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