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By Letters to the editor on Thursday Feb 28 2019

To The Editor:

Our Provincial Government has notified us that invasive species of plants are the intended target of 24 chemicals to be used throughout our lands.

It is ironic that the company responsible for the use of these chemicals is known as Drinkwater.  Indeed, the water and air will not be any better because of the planned use of these chemicals.

What are we thinking? How can plants from another place on Earth become so threatening, that we choose to use chemicals designed by profit-based science to 'manage' them?

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 26 2019

On Tuesday February 26, 2019, a low pH incident occurred at an outfall at Teck Trail Operations. Regulatory authorities including Emergency Management BC, the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, and Environment and Climate Change Canada were immediately notified. An investigation was started immediately following the incident to determine the cause, and initial actions have been taken to prevent a reoccurrence.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 25 2019

RCMP said a Nelson man suffered serious injury following head-on collision on Highway 3A Friday afternoon, near Grohman Narrows.

The accident happened at approximately 4:50 p.m. a few kilometers west of Nelson.

RCMP said members of the West Kootenay Integrated Road Safety Unit attended the two-vehicle head-on collision. Investigators have completed a preliminary investigation and confirmed that a westbound Honda CRV occupied by only the driver crossed over the centre line and collided head-on into an eastbound Toyota Rav4 also occupied by only the driver. 

By Trevor Miller on Monday Feb 25 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Monday the schedule for their Interior Division Quarterfinal matchup against the Merritt Centennials which begins on Friday, March 1.

The Smoke Eaters and Centennials play in the playoffs for the second time in each team’s storied history with Merritt winning the best-of-seven set four games to one back in the 2006 playoffs. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Feb 24 2019

This is a short story about things that go bump in the parking lot. The outcome could have been a lot simpler with a bit of courtesy and the sharing of required information but it didn't happen that way. I wonder what the ultimate cost will be when all is said and done.

I was waiting to turn left from the main access into a parking aisle at the mall along with a car opposing me and traffic behind me. There was a vehicle further along the aisle backing out, so we all waited.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 24 2019

Students in the West Kootenay will join hands with others around the world during a school climate strike, Monday, March 4 outside City Hall on Ward Street.

Inspired by 16-year old Greta Thunberg of Sweden, local students will be joining the tens of thousands of youth around the world who have been striking in recent months.

“I felt compelled to do something because I think it is time, we start seeing larger and more immediate changes within our local communities,” said Daniela Sirois Ennis, 16, who is one of the organizers of the event.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 24 2019

In a media release, the Nelson Police Department said officers were recently sent to San Diego, California, to attend a two-day intensive training course on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC).

Police Chief Paul Burkart said the two officers were Constables Jay Noppe and Matt Caldwell.

Burkart said Noppe and Caldwell were accompanied by a third police officer, Dr. Nic Sparrow of the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association and Jason Lin, a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service nurse and Rescue Trauma and Casual Care instructor. 

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Feb 23 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters came from behind three separate times but could not find a way to push past the West Kelowna Warriors as they fell by a 4-3 overtime loss on Friday night at Royal LePage Place. 

Trail started the game with a couple of good looks but couldn’t cash in including a strong net drive from Chase Stevenson down the right side as he cut to the net before being stuffed on the glove side of Warriors netminder Connor Hopkins to keep the game scoreless before West Kelowna found a way to open the scoring as the period went along. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Feb 21 2019

Police have not yet located the two van occupants who pulled ap alongside a young girl on her way to school in Fruitvale yesterday, according to Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich, but they did get a more detailed description for which residents can watch.

"We obtained these further details from the 11 year old student:

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Feb 21 2019

One of the worst kept secrets in Nelson and Trail is finally out of the bag.

In a media release Thursday, RONA, a banner of Lowe’s Canada, said it is proud to announce that its affiliated dealer Fraser Valley Building Supplies is acquiring two new stores in British Columbia.