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By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

There was more rain than snow in November said Jesse Ellis, Fire Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre, in his monthly weather synopsis.

Ellis said milder than average temperatures meant that the bulk of the month's precipitation fell as rain and we received 6 percent more rain than usual but less than half of the normal amount of snow.  “Bare ground at the end of the month is not uncommon,” Ellis said, “(as) nine of last ten years had 3cm or less on the ground on the last day of the month.”

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

The floods happened last spring, but business owners in the Boundary City is finally getting a much-needed boost to restoring their respective businesses following an announcement Monday by the Provincial Government.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General said in a media release businesses in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) affected by flooding this past spring, will be able to apply for part of $2.9 million in provincial funding through a small business financial grant.

By Trevor Miller on Monday Dec 03 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters made a valiant comeback effort in the 3rd period but fell just short as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

By Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Two dozen students who embarked on their post-secondary journey at Selkirk College and are continuing towards completion of a degree have received $120,000 from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

A total of 24 Selkirk College alumni were awarded a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship that is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at a public post-secondary in B.C. and transfer to another institution to complete their studies.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 02 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters surrendered three power play goals and seven tallies on the night as their three-game home ice winning streak came to an end with a 7-4 loss to the Penticton Vees on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Dec 01 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Saturday the team has traded goaltender Tanner Marshall (’00) to the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for future considerations. 

Marshall, 18, was in his second season as a member of the Smoke Eaters, playing in 27 career games with the club. The 6’0”, 170-pound netminder posted an 11-10 record to go along with a 4.11 goals against average and a .877 save percentage in his time in a Smoke Eaters jersey. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 29 2018

Impaired Driving enforcement is a priority for police throughout the year, but during the Christmas season, enforcement is stepped up across the province to stop impaired drivers.

By Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $252,267 in capital project funding to support five capital projects across Kootenay West. The W.E. Graham Community Service Society, Trail Association for Community Living, Rossland and District Search and Rescue Society, Castlegar Society for Search & Rescue, and Black Jack Cross Country Ski Club Society are five of the 55 community organizations benefitting from the capital project grant which funds upgrades to community facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

A new splash of colour and creativity at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus is places focus on what it means to have a healthy campus experience.

Over the summer, School of Health & Human Services instructor Matty Hillman pulled together five students for a mural and research project that explored both individual health and campus health. The final result is a new installation in The Pit called “Connections & Intersections” that includes six panels representing different domains of holistic health including social, emotional, physical, cognitive, financial and spiritual.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Nov 27 2018

To The Editor:

In light of the Greyhound bus lines reducing service in British Columbia, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to any people living with cancer who may be impacted by this withdrawal of service. No matter where you live, CCS is here to ensure that no Canadian has to face cancer alone.

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