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By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Trail RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating a man who exposed himself to four children walking home from elementary school Tuesday.

RCMP said in a media release that Tuesday, at 2:57 p.m. the Trail Detachment was advised that four children were walking home from the Webster Elementary School on Laurent Way, in Warfield when they came across a male exposing himself just off to the side of the paved foot path. 

Police said the children ran home and told their parents. 

By Contributor on Tuesday Oct 09 2018

The BC SPCA has been coping with a massive intake of cats and kittens right across the province, including 111 cats surrendered to the BC SPCA’s South Okanagan Similkameen Branch in Penticton.

“A total of 111 cats and kittens came in from the same owner, at a location in the 3600-block of Airport Road in Penticton,” says Marcie Moriarty, the BC SPCA chief prevention and enforcement officer. This total includes an initial intake of 65 cats and kittens who came into SPCA care two weeks ago.

By Michael Jessen on Monday Oct 08 2018

“Today’s announcement by LNG Canada represents the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada. I like that sentence so much I’m going to say it again – the single largest private sector investment in the history of Canada.”  – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, October 2, 2018

“I can’t stop smiling.” – B.C. Premier John Horgan

“Today is the best day of my entire professional life.” – former B.C. Premier Christy Clark

By Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

Organizers of the 3rd annual Healing Arts Symposium would like to invite the public to attend the event at the Yashodhara Ashram on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake.

This two-day event scheduled for October 20-21, 2018, offers a broad range of experiential and informative workshops designed to get our energy moving and give us a starting point in our focus on health. The Symposium will be very diverse, having local east shore practitioners along with guest presenters sharing their knowledge.

By Rossland Telegraph on Friday Oct 05 2018

We’re getting an expanded Emergency Department, and significant electrical upgrades, at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.  As with most operations, there’s some pain involved; people coming to the hospital will be faced with change and inconvenience for parking and access.

Interior Health (IH) asks everyone coming to the hospital during construction to please:

1.     Allow extra time beforehand, for parking and access – especially for appointments.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Oct 01 2018

BC Wildfire said in a media release that Category 3 open fires are again permitted in the Boundary Fire Zone.

Campfires and Category 2 open burning are already allowed in the Boundary Fire Zone and throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction.

Anyone wishing to light a Category 3 open fire must obtain a burn registration number ahead of time by calling 1 888 797-1717. A burn registration number is not required to light a Category 2 open fire.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 30 2018

On the eve of the calendar flipping to October, Mother Nature sent a message to drivers in the Boundary, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions that winter is right around the corner in the form of a Special Weather Statement.

Anyone driving Highway 3 from the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass should be aware of an early season snowfall.

“An approaching low-pressure system combined with snow levels lowering to 1200 to 1500 metres will give snow to the southern interior highway mountain passes (Sunday),” the Environment Canada website said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Sep 28 2018

In a media release, BC RCMP Traffic Services are reminding drivers to be prepared for the changing, and sometimes challenging, driving conditions as the winter months near.

October is Drive Relative to Conditions month in BC and police will be out in force throughout the province stopping drivers and checking vehicles to ensure motorists are safe and vehicles are properly equipped to meet winter driving conditions.

The first day of October also begins the law where winter tires or chains are required on most routes in in the province, from October 1 to March 31.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

Returning to the classrooms where they received the foundation of their education, a trio of Selkirk College Nursing Program alumnae are now helping foster the next generation of health care professionals.

Alyssa Franklin, Katrina Verschoor and Jocelyn Schroeder are three recent additions to the faculty in the Nursing Program based out of the Castlegar Campus. Students who study in the program take all four years of their education at Selkirk College and through a vital partnership ultimately earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Victoria.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 17 2018

In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said there are two changes to the area restrictions on the Syringa Complex.