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By Bob Hall on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team has hired a new head coach with deep prairie roots and a foundational understanding of what it takes to be a student-athlete.

Dave Hnatiuk will guide the Saints into the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season after a three-year stint as assistant coach with the University of Regina Cougars. With a diverse resume as a player, Hnatiuk has transitioned to the coaching side of the game with a zeal for helping athletes succeed both on and off the ice.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jun 07 2019

The weather in May was a warm and very dry month said Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

In the monthly weather media release from the Southeast Fire Centre, Lakeman said the mean monthly temperature was 1.7 degrees warmer than normal. 

“The total amount of rain was only 23.7 millimetres or 34% of the normal May rainfall,” he said. “It was the third driest May on record.  Only May of 1970 and 1995 were drier with 17.0 mm and 21.2 mm of rain respectively.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 06 2019

In June?

You’ve got to be kidding.

But anyone driving highway passes in the Southern Interior should be prepared for SNOW!

By RDKB on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary participated in the Local Government Management Association (LGMA)Centennial Tree Planting Campaign this month by finding a choice spot for a mountain ash tree in beside the new First Nations arbour at Beaver Creek Provincial Park between Trail and Montrose in Electoral Area ‘A’.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.

By BC Hydro on Thursday Jun 06 2019

Play it safe when boating or swimming this summer. Our reservoirs can be enjoyable recreation destinations, provided certain common sense safety precautions are observed.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The rapid expansion of harm reduction services in response to B.C.’s overdose crisis prevented more than 3,000 possible overdose deaths during a 20-month period, suggests new research led by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The study estimates that without access to and rapid scale up of harm reduction and treatment strategies, the number of overdose deaths in B.C. would be 2.5 times as high.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the team has acquired forward Corey Clifton (’99) from the Surrey Eagles in exchange for defenseman Jimmy Darby (’01).

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 05 2019

Love 2 Play and Proud of My Dog are the two newest additions to the BC SPCA’s list of AnimalKind accredited dog trainers, the first accredited companies serving the Kootenay region. Love 2 Play offers classes in the Slocan Valley, Nelson and surrounding areas; while Proud of My Dog serves the North Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo and the Village of Slocan, in addition to online training classes.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 04 2019

The BC  Wildfire Service is reporting on its website a fire near Balfour.

The BC Wildfire Service said the fire, which was reported Monday afternoon at a logging operation on the mountainside above Balfour known as Balfour Face, is .30 hectare in size and is believed to be human-caused.