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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 02 2022

Endemic not pandemic continues to thwart the artistic aspirations of people wanting to live and create in one of the more arts-oriented cities in the province, a recently-released report found.

The Economic Conditions of the Nelson and Area’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Sector was recently released, revealing the highlights of a year-long arts, culture and heritage sector study for Nelson.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 02 2022

Conservation efforts around the water and aquatic systems of Kootenay Lake will see some support from the regional district this year.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved $75,000 in grant funds for the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund (KLLCF) to be spread among eight different projects.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Mar 01 2022

An online petition against the Zincton back country ski development proposed for the Selkirk Mountains in the Slocan Valley is gathering some steam as a provincial decision on the project is underway.

Over 1,600 people (1,603) have signed the “Stop Zincton!” online petition (www.change.org) directed to the provincial Mountain Resorts Branch in an attempt to stop approval on the plan to build a backcountry ski resort in the Selkirk Mountains.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 28 2022

Grand Forks RCMP said that a 32-year-old man found in a stolen vehicle was arrested early Monday in a high risk take down.

RCMP said in a media release that just after 5:20 a.m. on February 28, 2022, officers were advised of an alarm to a business on the 2900 block of Central Avenue.

While the first officer was attending, police were updated that a stolen 2021 Jeep Cherokee out of Cranbrook was being tracked and showing to be in the same area.

A second officer was dispatched to attend the area.

By Dick Cannings MP on Sunday Feb 27 2022

After more than two weeks of an occupation of downtown Ottawa and serious border blockades in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act on February 14.  Local police forces had seemed unable or unwilling to act and both the Ontario and Alberta governments had asked for help. 

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 27 2022

In a media release posted on the company website Friday, Traction on Demand said it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by partner and global leader in CRM, Salesforce.

The media release said with more than 14 years of experience building solutions on the Salesforce Platform, Traction on Demand is a leading dedicated Salesforce consulting and application development firm delivering cross-platform strategies and solutions.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Feb 27 2022

After escaping a snowfall warning by Environment Canada last week, the Boundary/Kootenay region can expect to see additional amounts of the snow in the over the next few days.

Environment Canada issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region, including Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass that will run into Monday evening with total accumulations from 40 to 50 cm.

“A series of Pacific systems is bringing a prolonged period of snow to Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass,” Environment Canada said.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Feb 26 2022

How decisions are made regarding regional transit services are expected to change after a report examining the service’s governance was commissioned by the regional district.

It was found that the current governance structure for transit services within the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) — which also included Nelson, BC Transit and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary —  did not allow elected officials to understand the impact of “proposed service level changes on the local employment opportunities and the employment commute.”

By Contributor on Friday Feb 25 2022

In early December 2021 Sandra Bernier, Emergency Shelter Manager with the help of 28 Grade 9 students from Trafalgar Middle School set up the 10 Winter Emergency Beds (WEB) at St. Saviour Pro-Cathedral on Silica Street.

Teacher Helena Bryn-McLeod had reached out to offer their services as volunteers and to give the students some real-world experience doing outreach in the community.

"We benefited so much from the experience and the kids all said they felt really moved and stoked to have helped out," Helena explained.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Feb 24 2022

The “strength” of the wastewater coming out of Nelson is causing problems for the city’s sewage treatment plant as the municipality sits poised on the precipice of a possible rebuild of the aging facility.

The strength of the wastewater had been increasing over the last several years, with total suspended solids — in a litre of wastewater sample — showing a dramatic increase since 2012, the city’s director of Public Works, Colin Innes, said recently during a pre-budget discussion.

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