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By The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2023

Imagine constructing a house without worrying about building a concrete foundation.

Anyone who have ever been involved in a construction project,  probably knows what a massive, time-consuming expense that building a foundation can be.

But now there is an alternative out there called Postech Screw Piles.

Postech piles are geared toward residential consumers for foundations, fences, and solar systems. A new company is distributing this innovative product in the West Kootenays.  

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 23 2023

The Grand Forks RCMP is asking for public assistance in helping solve the theft of a pickup truck.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, May 21, 2023, RCMP received a report of a theft of a truck from a residence in the 5600 block of Como Road, in Grand Forks.

The victims reported that they were in the process of selling the truck and had earlier made arrangements with someone to view the vehicle later that day.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 23 2023

Calling all Nelson Basketball players to take part in the Heritage City basketball camp. 

The camp will offer a fun and unique experience for youth to learn and develop new skills on the court. It will be a great opportunity for players to learn the game, improve their skills and make new friends.

Head coach will be Ryan MacKinnon, a former University of Victoria Vikes and Canadian Inter-university Sport All-Canadian in 2012.

McKinning currently runs the basketball program at L.V. Rogers Secondary and coaches the Senior Boys' basketball team.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 23 2023

A neighbourhood group that raised concern over the establishment of a safe inhalation site in downtown Nelson is not opposed to the site, but rather is seeking proper process to discuss it, a recently-released organizational brochure claimed.

Called the Neighbourhood Network, the grassroots organization — made up of “affected” residents, families, business owners, community recreation organizations and seniors — have been informally meeting for a few months in order to discuss societal impacts on the eastern end of the city’s downtown.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 22 2023

The level of Kootenay Lake could rise as much as five feet within the next two weeks while the snowpack is dropping lower than normal, according to recently released data from FortisBC and the Ministry of Forests.

With unseasonably hot temperatures hovering above 30 degrees Celsius for daytime highs the meltwater flowing into creeks, rivers and Kootenay Lake is higher than normal for this time of the year, according to FortisBC.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 19 2023

Citing fear of intimidation a series of open houses planned by the regional district to discuss climate action recommendations has been cancelled.

Announced late on Thursday, the decision was made to provide Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) staff members “with additional time to present recommendations for a revised timeline for public consultation,” noted a press release from the RDCK.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday May 18 2023

Preliminary data from the BC Coroners Service shows that communities throughout the province continue to be devastated by deaths due to unregulated drugs, with 814 lives lost in the first four months of 2023.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 17 2023

Creston RCMP is seeking public assistance to identify the suspects after a number of firearms were stolen from a business overnight.

Creston RCMP said that during the early morning hours on May 17, 2023, officers responded to a report of a break and enter at a local business on the 1000 block of Canyon Street.

Police said that the unknown suspects fled the scene prior to police arrival, but it was discovered that multiple firearms had been stolen along with ammunition.

By Contributor on Monday May 15 2023

Theft of Laptop

On Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 5:30 p.m., Grand Forks officers attended to a business in the downtown core for a report of a theft of Thinkpad laptop. The owner had just turned their head for a brief moment and the item was taken.

Officers immediately began their investigation, but unfortunately were unable to locate the item or a suspect at this time.

The RCMP would like to remind people of the importance of not leaving valuables unattended, as within a blink of an eye, they can be taken.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 15 2023

Environment Canada is continuing its Special Weather Statement for most of the BC Interior through the week, including the Boundary, West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said that unseasonably hot weather will continue with daytime highs rising to the low to mid 30's over the central and southern interior while the northern regions will see the thermometer reaching the mid to high 20s.

"The BC Interior is experiencing unseasonably hot weather due to a strong ridge of high pressure," Environment Canada said.