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By Trevor Miller on Friday Jun 28 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenceman Jackson Murphy-Johnson has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season.

Murphy-Johnson, 17, comes to the Smoke Eaters after playing with the Vancouver North East Chiefs of the BC Major Midget League, where he played in all but two games over the course of his last two seasons. The 6’2”, 180-pound rearguard played in 78 career games with the Chiefs, tallying 5 goals and 22 assists for 27 points while accumulating 89 penalty minutes. 

By Bob Hall on Friday Jun 28 2019

The Selkirk College Saints continue to sculpt a squad for the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season that puts emphasis on success at both ends of the ice.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jun 27 2019

More than a year after Grand Forks experienced a flood of the century, federal and provincial governments have stepped up to the plate with $50 million for an important flood mitigation project in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary community of Grand Forks.

Wednesday, Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jennifer Rice, B.C.’s Parliamentary Secretary Responsible for Emergency Preparedness, joined hands to offer support to the hundreds of residents in the flood-stricken Ruckle area.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

The Government of British Columbia is adding land to two provincial parks – Gladstone and Garibaldi – to protect ecologically sensitive areas, promote biodiversity and enhance recreation opportunities.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Jun 26 2019

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day – an opportunity to remind everyone it is easier than ever to know your HIV status.

Since December 2018, when people come in to Interior Health emergency departments and require diagnostic blood work, an HIV test may be included.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 25 2019

Drivers of electric vehicles in the West Kootenay concerned over "range anxiety" can breathe a little easier after FortisBC, in conjunction with Natural Resources Canada and B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as part of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative, announced the company is adding a dozen new Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC) stations to its EV charging network.

The West Kootenay is getting five new stations in Nelson, Rossland, New Denver, Nakusp and Kaslo.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 24 2019

If any British Columbians have a little time on their hands, then please be sure to share those opinions on how time should be observed in B.C. in an online survey from June 24, 2019, to July 19, 2019.

Most areas of B.C. “spring forward” into daylight saving time during summer months and “fall back” to standard time in the winter. 

“As our neighbours in the western United States move toward permanent daylight saving time, it’s a good time to think about what will work best for British Columbia,” said Premier John Horgan in a Monday media release.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jun 24 2019

Smoke, evacuations, loss, worry – B.C.’s wildfires affect us all. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, you are not alone.

The fear of having to flee your home, leave possessions behind and relocate can cause distress, fear and anxiety for you and your loved ones. Even the prospect of living with smoky skies during wildfire season can cause distress. It is normal to have these types of feelings react when experiencing an abnormal situation.

By Contributor on Sunday Jun 23 2019

West Kootenay employers will benefit from a new federal pilot aimed at bringing immigrants to smaller communities.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 23 2019

The BC Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology made a special stop at a local high-tech manufacturing company Saturday afternoon to offer congratulations after the Nelson-based company recently won a $1 Million USD contract to develop and test an ion source system.

Minister Bruce Ralston toured the D-Pace facility on Front Street in the Corner Brick Building.

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