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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.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 23 2019

A woman awaits her day in court after being arrested Friday by RCMP after disobeying a court order at a logging operation near Balfour.

Local water activist Jessica Odgen was taken into custody by RCMP officers for contempt of court charges. Ogden, who remains in police custody, will appear in Nelson Court Monday.

Ogden is part of a protest camp set up at the entrance to the Balfour Transfer Station, at the base of the Balfour Face Forest Service Road.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Jun 21 2019

The largest private land conservation project in Canada just got bigger after the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) announced Friday that it has acquired 7,900 hectares (19,500 acres) of rare inland temperate rainforest in the South Selkirk Mountains.

The new conservation lands, situated in the heart of its Darkwoods Conservation Area, between Nelson and Creston, encompass most of the Next Creek watershed, which is now fully protected within Darkwoods. This brings the area to 155,000 acres protected.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 20 2019

A local woman was arrested following a search of property in Nakusp Monday (June 17, 2019) RCMP said in a media release.

Nakusp RCMP executed a search warrant at a property on 13th Avenue NW in Nakusp to find an assortment of substances which fall under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act.

“Suspected, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetemine, Hash, Fentanyl and Marijuana were seized in amounts indicative of trafficking,” RCMP said.

“A few firearms were seized which were unsafely stored and the resident did not possess a firearms license.”

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 18 2019
On June 17, 2019, at 8:04 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a male suspect driving a scratched up red van bearing an Alberta licence plates following a 10-year-old boy walking home in the area of Dhalia Crescent and Tulip Street in Trail.  
At one point, the male suspect ask the boy to get into his vehicle to which the boy replied "no" and ran home to report the incident to his mother.  The male suspect was described as wearing a "DC" shirt and blue jeans.
By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Jun 18 2019

A bizarre intrusion has police asking for public assistance in identifying a man who frightened a small family early this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

"On Tuesday June 18, a Castlegar woman and her son were awoken by an intruder who came into their house at approximately 4:40 am.," said a press release issued today.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 17 2019

A fresh look for Selkirk College athletics reflects the rugged beauty of the region while maintaining an important connection to post-secondary history.

Earlier this year, the college reached out to students, employees, alumni and community members about the Selkirk College Saints look, logo and name. Through online input and commenting via Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, it was clear that the name Saints should remain in place and a new logo would be welcomed.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Police are looking for public tips to help find a man who almost ran down a toddler while fleeing police on a dirt bike this afternoon, according to RCMP. Cpl. Brett Turner.

“I was doing patrols and witnessed what appeared to be an uninsured dirt bike tailgating a car near Columbia Road and Waterloo Road (south side of Hwy 3 in Ootischenia),” Turner said, adding that’s when police activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to pull the dirt bike over.

“The driver then accelerated and sped away, and in the process, almost struck a young child on a tricycle.”