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By Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

With four games left in the British Columbia Intecollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints have already transitioned into a post-season frame of mind.

The Saints return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre for the first time since early-January for a weekend series with the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners. On the line for the heated rivals is the coveted home-ice advantage when the playoffs begin on March 8. The teams are currently sitting second and third in the league, with the Mariners holding a two-point advantage.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

Embarking on an educational journey takes a large dose of determination to be successful. Pushing off on a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing pathway as a single mom with a three-year-old daughter requires resolve and courage.

First-year Selkirk College Nursing Program student Meghan Stewart made the decision to return to school at the age of 39 because she wanted a fulfilling career that would also provide a brighter future for her daughter Ruby.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 05 2019

On Jan. 17, the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment charged Joel Anderson with Second Degree Murder under Section 235 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This charge stemmed from an incident which occurred on Aug. 22, 2017, in Trail, where the elderly victim Harold Paddock died due to the alleged actions of Joel Anderson. Joel Anderson was arrested on this same date as the incident and has remained in-custody since his arrest.  He will next appear in court by video at the Rossland Provincial Courthouse, in Rossland, on Feb. 7, 2019.

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 04 2019

The latest data collection and processing technology was on display in mid-January at Selkirk College when students and faculty gathered with representatives from several industries for an afternoon of demonstrations on the Castlegar Campus.

The Selkirk College Applied Research & Innovation Centre (ARIC) put together the demonstration day featuring two of the newest tools used for geospatial data collection. More than 40 people took part in the afternoon that included a closer look at the GeoSLAM Zeb Horizon mobile laser scanner and the Phoenix Mobile Terrestrial LiDAR.

By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 04 2019

A local man is facing charges after an altercation at Ferraro's last week, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 31, (at) around 4:20 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment were contacted by Ferraro Foods grocery store with a report of a male suspect for shoplifting and assaulting one of the owners," Wicentowich said. 

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Feb 04 2019

Local firefighters are reminding residents to drive to winter conditions after tragedy was barely averted this morning when slippery roads caught more than one driver off guard.

Regional Fire Chief Dan Derby said crews were called to an MVI about five kilometres east of Fruitvale at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

“She (the driver) had to be extricated, as her vehicle had come to rest on its side,” Derby said. “She was in stable condition when she was transferred to the care of BCAS (And transported to hospital).”

By Timothy Schafer on Monday Feb 04 2019

Regional district agricultural land will not be turned over to large-scale indoor cannabis facilities after land use bylaw amendments were passed recently.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors has passed amendments on zoning and land use bylaws to address cannabis production across the RDCK, and the end result directs larger scale indoor cannabis facilities to lands zoned industrial, “while still enabling use of agricultural land for mixed soil and non-soil based cultivation and nurseries.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 03 2019

I am so monumentally, over-the-top thrilled to introduce to you our new page, Good News Sunday. (I thought about giving it a jaunty abbreviation, then GNS made my twisted little brain think GNuS, which made me think about a cartoon I'd seen about Fake Gnus ... hence the cartoon at the top of this page).

And while you can correctly surmise from my opening paragraph that I intend for The GNuS to be upbeat and light-hearted, I absolutely guarantee that it won't be fake.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 31 2019

The Kootenays region has all but been spared of winter thus far in 2019.

That all appears to be changing after Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for Boundary, West Kootenay and Kootenay Lake Thursday.

Environment Canada said a slow moving frontal system will produce 15 to 25 cm of snow over West Columbia, including Rogers Pass, Nakusp and West Kootenay beginning tonight through to Saturday morning.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jan 30 2019

The Kootenay Music Awards return in 2019 for an annual celebration of: diversity, creativity, and community musicians. The Kootenay Co-op Radio is proud to be presenting the awards for the third consecutive year.

Expect live performances coming in from across the Koots, an exciting awards ceremony, and some truly fantastic prizes for our winners. This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Spirit Bar in Nelson and is sure to provide a marvelous evening for music lovers and industry alike.