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By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 04 2019

With a shifting focus northward, third-year Selkirk College Nursing Program students will make their final trip to Guatemala later this spring.

Since 2005, students in the four-year Bachelor of Science program have been able to complement their education with a Guatemala practice placement that provides participants the opportunity to work with local grassroots organizations to promote health and well-being in the Central American nation. A shift in faculty at the Castlegar Campus-based program now requires the focus to turn to other off-campus study avenues.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Connor Sweeney (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season. 

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

As the temperature begins to rise, so will the number of tick bites said Interior Health in a media release.

The increase in bites generally comes as people begin spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas.

"Ticks are small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease," the media release said.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 02 2019

The Boundary City has been listed as one of the sites where people across the province will join hands Saturday morning (April 6) at 10 a.m. to march in support of changing current forest management rules. 

Marches are being held in Peachland, Port Alberni, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Vernon, Kelowna, Kimberly, Johnsons Landing, Salt Spring Island, Nelson, Golden and Grand Forks.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 01 2019

Three young men are extremely lucky to be alive today after an MVI about two-and-a-half km up Deer Park Forest Service Road yesterday.

Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said a 25-year-old Castlegar man was showing his two Surrey friends, 20 and 21 years old, the area Sunday afternoon.

By Contributor on Monday Apr 01 2019

The oldest pipe band in the Kootenays is celebrating 100 years of entertaining the community with a traditional Scottish Highland music concert held on (Saturday) April 13.

The band has led the Remembrance Day parade and honoured veterans on November 11 as long as there has been recognition in Nelson. They’ve hosted Robbie Burns Suppers in Nelson since before they were formed showcasing their culture to the community.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 31 2019

ICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of.

That's about all you can get into a 30 second sound bite but if there are a few more available, add the fact that the court actions and legal fees are compounding the problem.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 30 2019

In a media release Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said effective Monday, April 1, 2019, the kokanee angling season on the upper west arm of Kootenay Lake will be reduced to four days in 2019.

The Ministry, adding the 2018 season was 28 days, said this measure is an effort to support long-term kokanee conservation.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 29 2019

Interior Health (IH) and the BC Coroners Service said in a media release Friday, the two organizations are urging anyone using or considering using drugs to take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of an increase in cartfentanil detections in the IH region in March 2019.

IH and BC Coroners Service said it is unclear which substances carfentanil has been detected in.