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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Feb 02 2023

The school district is going where no (local) school district has gone before.

As a now certified Provincial Online Learning School (POLS), School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has taken its quality brand of education to online learners in the region but now also across the province.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

Trail RCMP said Wednesday that police received information that 32-year-old Ryan Harp currently in the Trail area. 

RCMP said Harp has an outstanding unendorsed warrant for Breach of Release Order contrary to Section 145(5) of the Criminal Code.  

He is accused of assault, assaulted with a weapon, uttering threats, assault by choking, and arson damaging property stemming from an incident in Grand Forks

RCMP said the public should please not approach Harp as he is considered armed and dangerous at this time. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

Amanda Erickson, Community Action Team Facilitator for Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, said the overdose crisis is a problem that in some form most likely has affected everyone in the province.

Monday’s drug decriminalization pilot project announced by the BC Government, that takes affect Tuesday, January 31, 2023, will take a critical step to end the shame and stigma that prevents the public with substance abuse issues from reaching out for what could be life-saving help.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jan 30 2023

Grand Forks RCMP continue to be on the lookout for a pickup stolen earlier this month from outside a residence in Christina Lake.

Grand Forks RCMP said in its weekly media release that on January 23, 2023 at 4:30 p.m., police respond to a complaint of a stolen truck from Brown Road in Christina Lake.

Police said a blue, 2001 Ford F350 pickup truck was taken from outside the residence sometime between Sunday morning on January 22nd and when it was discovered missing on Monday afternoon, January 23rd.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 30 2023

On a sunny day in Nelson, family, friends, and first-responders colleagues gathered at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club celebrate the life of Nelson Police Constable Mathieu Nolet.

Const. Nolet died at Kelowna General Hospital ICU after being critically injured following an avalanche Monday, January 9, in the mountains near Goat Range Provincial Park, northwest of Kaslo.

Const. Nolet was surrounded by family when he succumbed to injuries earlier this month in hospital.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 30 2023

Digging deeper into a multitude of rural issues to establish facts and data-driven evidence for decision-makers, Selkirk Innovates is producing results and helping guide the region into a more informed future.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Jan 28 2023

Baby, it’s about to get very cold outside.

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of BC as a cold spell is forecasted for most of the province.

“Arctic air will spread throughout BC (Saturday) bringing a major shift in temperature from our mild January,” the Environment Canada statement said.

“Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees colder than normal for this time of the year in the central and southern interior of BC.”

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jan 28 2023

The City of Nelson announced that a private Celebration of Life service is planned for Nelson Police Constable Mathieu Nolet on Monday, January 30 at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The City of Nelson media release said that the service is for invited guests only and not open to the general public.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jan 28 2023

A new regional district bylaw gives the green light to recreation services to construct, renovate or expand community, recreation and leisure facilities within City of Nelson property.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 26 2023

There are deep layers of concern and uncertainty over deep layers of weak snow buried in the West Kootenay backcountry alpine regions that could create large avalanches.

Although there have been no avalanches reported in the West Kootenay region for the last two days, dangerous conditions still exist in the backcountry, according to Avalanche Canada (AC).

Persistent slabs — which are particularly difficult to forecast — permeate the alpine and treeline regions of the backcountry, said AC avalanche forecaster Ross Goddard in his report on Wednesday.