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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Mar 31 2022

The intensive work to save 49 hectares of land near Cottonwood Lake is coming to fruition.

The intent to transfer the land acquired by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in 2021— as a result of the fundraising efforts by the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) — to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has begun.

With the intent to transfer now being published and all of the related expenses and stewardship endowment to be paid, the only parts of the process left will be to finalize the closing dates and sign the land donation agreement.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a serious blow to their Teck Cup Championship hopes Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

Will McPhee scored at 15:04 of triple overtime period to spark the Revelstoke Grizzlies to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the hometown Leafs.

The win gives the Grizzlies a commanding 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven Teck Cup Final.

The Grizzlies can capture the series, and a berth in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, when the teams hook up for Game five Thursday at the Forum in Revelstoke.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

A process is underway that could draw the entirety of electoral Area E into the Nelson Public Library service, delivering access that sustain both sides.

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) staff have been instructed to prepare a service establishment bylaw for electoral Area E’s library contribution service “subject to staff conducting a public consultation process.”

Support for the bylaw — that would allow Area E to help fund the Nelson Public Library — will be will gauged by means of alternative approval process, noted RDCK research analyst Tom Dool.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Mar 29 2022

Kootenay Lake School Board of Education has decided to pause its Proof of Vaccination mandate for staff and contractors.

In a media release Tuesday, the SD8 Board of Education said Superintendent Trish Smillie has been directed to pause the Proof of Vaccination Regarding COVID-19 Administrative Procedure pending further changes to public health orders and further information from BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).

The decision was made during Monday’s board meeting.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Mar 29 2022

Last year was a very active year for wildlife and human conflict in Nelson, with bear activity the highest it has been in six years, the WildSafeBC coordinator for the Heritage city says.

Rosie Wijenberg said the elements and human habituation drove the increase in Nelson.

“Which we think it was due to the kind of summer we had: there were floods; there was fire; there was also drought; and this led to bear activity to kind of spike locally,” she said in making her annual report to city council on March 22.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 28 2022

The flag of Kootenay Freedom flew in city council chambers during its latest meeting as people stepped up and petitioned the city to speak for the people on the fringe.

Council chambers in City Hall were filled to capacity on March 22 for the committee-of-the-whole meeting, with several people in attendance vying for the chance to speak to council during the public participation section of the meeting.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Mar 27 2022

There will be a significant increase to regional district taxation ask this year with a nearly seven per cent increase expected, according to the recent budget.

Total taxation across the regional district will rise to $35.1 million, up from $32.9 million, as the board of directors crafted and drafted its financial plan on March 17 in face of a 21 per cent average increase in property value assessments across the regional district.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Mar 27 2022

Time may be expiring on the Columbia River Treaty but a stream of issues to continue workability between Canada and the U.S. won’t be water under the bridge just yet.

Sixty years of Assured Flood Control is set to expire in 2024 but the two countries have been in talks to modernize the historical transboundary agreement since May 2018, covering a range of topics over the course of 10 rounds of meetings.

By Contributor on Saturday Mar 26 2022
On March 26, 2022, Fort St. John RCMP has grounds to believe that Jason DALRYMPLE has taken Dawn BELLAMY and her two children against their will from their residence in Fort St John and that they are in danger while in his presence. The mother and her children were last seen at approximately 11:00am on March 24. The suspect is believed to be headed east, possibly to Ontario.

Suspect

Jason DALRYMPLE

1986-02-24

5’11”

Approximately 200 lbs

Often wears Hats/toques as he is bald on the top of his head

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 23 2022

In a media release Wednesday, Interior Health said there will be temporarily closing the inpatient unit at the Boundary District Hospital (BDH) due to significant staffing challenges.

“This difficult decision was made in order to maintain safe patient care,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown in the media release.

“Our priority is to re-open these beds in Grand Forks as quickly as it is safe to do so and we are actively recruiting to stabilize staffing at the Boundary District Hospital.”

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