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By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Cannabis stakeholders and government officials convened to discuss the future of the regulated cannabis market at the inaugural Kootenay Cannabis Symposium, hosted recently at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

By Contributor on Sunday Apr 14 2019

There’s music as well as words in the air at the 8th annual Elephant Mountain Literary Festival, July 11-14 in Nelson.

This year singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing joins 2019 EMLF writer-in residence Marilyn Bowering, along with literary luminaries William Deverell, JG Toews, Ian Weir, and Iona Whishaw.

“New for 2019 are workshops in songwriting and screenwriting,” said EMLF Executive Director Robyn Lamb. “That’s in addition to our roster of readings, talks, Blue Pencil critique sessions, and panel discussions.”

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Apr 14 2019

“For everything there is a season, and  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” – Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3

Elizabeth McCord, the fictional U.S. Secretary of State on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary, is practising a speech at the opening of Season 5’s Episode 18.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 14 2019

Alexander Zacher was walking to work early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2014 in Tsawwassen. He followed the walk signal on 12th Avenue at the intersection of 52nd Street using the marked crosswalk. When he was about two-thirds of the way across he was struck by a left turning vehicle driven by Glenn Prescesky and suffered serious injuries.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Apr 13 2019

Environment Canada said motorists driving higher elevation highways in the Southern Interior to be aware of hazardous conditions Saturday as a spring snowfall is expected for southern mountain passes.

“Snow will develop over the highway passes beginning this morning, as a Pacific frontal system moves across southern BC today,” Environment Canada website said. “Snow levels near 1000 metres this morning will rise to 1300 metres today.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 11 2019

Out with the old, and in with the politically correct — or something like that.

The administration at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson is considering the idea of changing the nickname used for its sports teams, getting rid of its “Bombers” branding that has been part of the school since the doors opened in 1956.

Principal Tamara Malloff said the conversation began during a staff meeting when the Athletic Director raised the issue about the Bomber logo in discussion about athletic and staff apparel.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 11 2019

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall joined with fellow NDP member George Heyman to announce new legislation that will help reduce climate pollution by phasing out gas-powered light-duty vehicles and making zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) more available and affordable for British Columbians.

If passed, the zero emission vehicles act will require the sale of all new light-duty cars and trucks be zero-emission vehicles by 2040.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

What does famous actor/comedian Seth Rogen have to do with Castlegar and Trail?

Quite a bit, according to Dave Streloff, co-owner of The Higher Path cannabis stores in Castlegar and Trail.

“He (Rogen) has developed his own strain of cannabis – he’s quite a connoisseur,” Streloff said. “He’s really specific about everything he does – he spent five years developing a strain of cannabis called Houseplant. He was looking for an investor, and Canada’s Canopy Growth (Tweed) took him on.”

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Transport Canada announced today that it will be investing $1,296,811 in Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The agency said in a press release issued Tuesday that the investment will include, “installing runway indication lights and an omni-directional approach lighting system; replacing constant current regulators and a standby diesel generator with fuel tank; and installing a runway precision approach path indicator system”.

By Contributor on Monday Apr 08 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired Kristina Anderson as the new watershed planner for the Boundary Integrated Watershed Service.

Anderson is currently employed with the Province of BC and will begin work for the RDKB at our Grand Forks office in July 2019.

“This is the exciting next chapter in our 14-year process to build a superb watershed governance and management model in the Boundary," ,” said Roly Russell, RDKB board chair and director for Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks.