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By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

An industry that has been the backbone of the region’s economy for years but has been forced to operate in the shadows now has some municipal acknowledgement.

The Nelson Cannabis Collective had requested Monday night at City Hall during the regular meeting of council that the city provide a letter of support with regard to local cannabis cultivation.

The letter was intended as an acknowledgement by the city — in a non-binding fashion — of the cannabis industry as an emerging market, as well as a commitment by municipal government to work with the industry.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The West Kootenay Timberwolves hosted the higher-tiered Axemen and Stingers teams in Castlegar this weekend at the Complex.  The Timberwolves were impacted by a short bench on Saturday and fell to the Axemen 11-6. The home team rebounded with a solid 12-5 win against the Stingers on Sunday, in a game that saw the Timberwolves offence score 7 goals in the third period.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 10 2019

 A commitment to empowering confident and imaginative learners through quality post-secondary in the West Kootenay and Boundary region is cemented in a new document released by Selkirk College.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill.

“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” says Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager of communications. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The location of a multi-unit supportive housing development for Grand Forks hangs in the balance as the city’s elected officials try and weigh the project’s merits.

The BC Housing project to add 34 units of housing to the city’s stock is pending, waiting for a city council directive to allow either a 70th Street location —  near Dick Bartlett Park — through a zoning amendment, or revert to the downtown at Second Street on what is currently a gravel parking lot owned by BC Housing.

By Bob Hall on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team has hired a new head coach with deep prairie roots and a foundational understanding of what it takes to be a student-athlete.

Dave Hnatiuk will guide the Saints into the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season after a three-year stint as assistant coach with the University of Regina Cougars. With a diverse resume as a player, Hnatiuk has transitioned to the coaching side of the game with a zeal for helping athletes succeed both on and off the ice.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jun 07 2019

The weather in May was a warm and very dry month said Ron Lakeman, Weather Forecaster for the Southeast Fire Centre in Castlegar.

In the monthly weather media release from the Southeast Fire Centre, Lakeman said the mean monthly temperature was 1.7 degrees warmer than normal. 

“The total amount of rain was only 23.7 millimetres or 34% of the normal May rainfall,” he said. “It was the third driest May on record.  Only May of 1970 and 1995 were drier with 17.0 mm and 21.2 mm of rain respectively.”

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 06 2019

In June?

You’ve got to be kidding.

But anyone driving highway passes in the Southern Interior should be prepared for SNOW!

By RDKB on Thursday Jun 06 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary participated in the Local Government Management Association (LGMA)Centennial Tree Planting Campaign this month by finding a choice spot for a mountain ash tree in beside the new First Nations arbour at Beaver Creek Provincial Park between Trail and Montrose in Electoral Area ‘A’.

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 06 2019

According to the CPABC Regional Check-Up, an annual economic report by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), the Kootenay labour market contracted by 700 jobs or one percent to 71,200 jobs in 2018.