Local News

Work begins on new affordable housing building in Nelson

The 39-unit project is expected to be complete by July 2021

No passenger flights at West Kootenay Regional Airport until at least September

This is the third time Air Canada has announced changes to flight operations out of the airport

UPDATED: Cavalcade is on! L.V. Rogers grads to parade through city next month

The annual event has been given the green light to run June 13

Restorative pole project underway in Edgewood

The pole was made almost 50 years ago to pay respect to local First Nations

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Young farmers find a home through land-matching program

Young Agrarians links would-be farmers with landowners who have land to spare

Trial date set in Castlegar RCMP shooting death

Constable Jason Tait has elected a jury trial.

RDCK recycling depots to join RecycleBC program

Some depots open, others close, and different materials will be accepted

  • May 26, 2020

West Kootenay SAR crews rescue injured mountain biker near Rossland

Crews were called in to help after the biker seriously injured himself at around noon Saturday

Suspected fentanyl and cocaine seized during RCMP search in Castlegar

Two men were taken into police custody during the search warrant

School District 8 trustees vote in favour of raises

Six of the nine trustees backed the increase in pay

RDCK rec facilities remain closed for now

Province, BC Recreation and Parks Association developing opening guidelines for local governments

  • May 22, 2020

Cottonwood Market stage construction resumes

The stage will be a venue for performances at the market and at other times during the week

Creston flour mills overwhelmed by COVID-19 demand

Flour shortage highlights region’s grain insecurity

Former Grand Forks fire chief suing city for wrongful dismissal

Dale Heriot was fired in July 2019 after his department was investigated for safety, bullying issues

Riondel protests proposed cell phone tower

Telus wants to construct a new tower within the village

Nelson Chamber of Commerce elects new board virtually

Re-elected to two-year terms were Michael Borch, Bob Hall, and Rebeckah Hornung

  • May 20, 2020

BC bats don’t spread COVID-19 says Kootenay Bat Project

Misinformation can lead to problems for bats, project says