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The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted

Selkirk College unveils new childcare centre in Nelson

The new Silver King Childcare Centre provides 24 spaces to parents

The ribbon has been cut at the Silver King Childcare Centre in Nelson that opens 24 new spaces in the community. Those taking part in the scissor honours at the official opening include (L-R): Selkirk College president Angus Graeme, Columbia Basin Trust chair Jocelyn Carver, Aanyta Fahrenbruch from Kootenay Kids and Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson. Photo: Submitted
A student in the Fine Woodworking program is seen here at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus. The college has received government funding to upgrade equipment. Photo: Submitted
A student in the Fine Woodworking program is seen here at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus. The college has received government funding to upgrade equipment. Photo: Submitted
In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Process of renaming Creston’s high school now underway

Teachers say dropping the name ‘Prince Charles’ is a move towards reconciliation

In June, the name of Prince Charles was removed from the front of Creston’s high school. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
If there had been a wind that day last summer, a grass fire on the highway interchange below the Alpine Motel could have easily spread into the city. Photo: Submitted

Fire chief gives Nelson council a wildfire reality check

‘Extreme circumstances require extreme thought processes’ – Len MacCharles

If there had been a wind that day last summer, a grass fire on the highway interchange below the Alpine Motel could have easily spread into the city. Photo: Submitted
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
Three dead mule deer were found near Castlegar. Black Press file photo
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KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets

TB Vets fund new pulmonary equipment for Kootenay Boundary

29 hospitals in B.C. will benefit from TB Vets’ $1.1M grant cycle

KBRH Health Foundation will purchase a new pulmonary function testing system with help from TB Vets. Photo: TB Vets
Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey

Sons of Norway ship seeks friendly harbour in the Kootenays

Viking ship/bench celebrates the Sons of Norway’s, Nordic Lodge 76, 60th anniversary in West Kootenay

Artist Andrew Raney and Inga Leavell of the Sons of Norway Nordic Lodge are looking for a serene space to harbour the Viking ship garden bench in honour of the Lodge’s 60th anniversary. Photo: Jim Bailey
Cindy Devine at the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 30 in Chateau Bromont, Que. (Rob Jones photo)

Devine induction into Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame

Rossland rider Cindy Devine influenced and inspired a generation of mountain bike racers

Cindy Devine at the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 30 in Chateau Bromont, Que. (Rob Jones photo)
Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)

Province requires proof of vaccination for acute care visitors as of Nov. 9

Children under 12, those with medical exemptions excluded from requirement

Starting Nov. 9, acute care facility visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson won’t require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access its chair lifts. File photo

Whitewater, RED ski resorts to require vaccination for dining, not chair lifts

The resorts won’t be checking for the B.C. Vaccine Card at its lifts

Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson won’t require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access its chair lifts. File photo
RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)

Snowbirds line up overnight at Osoyoos-U.S. border to be first across

Canadians wanting to spend winter in warmer parts of the U.S. have waited 20 months to cross

RVs and trailers were lined up as far as the eye could see on Sunday, Nov. 7 to get across the U.S. border in Osoyoos. (Rose-Anne Atkinson Facebook)
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)

Inquest into northern B.C. police shooting death recommends creating community crisis intervention teams

Shirley and Jovan Williams were killed by RCMP in Granisle following a conflict with neighbours

Portrait of the Williams family used in a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the funeral of Shirley Williams and Jovan Williams who were killed in a police-involved shooting. Shirley is wearing a white hat and Jovan is the taller of the two men. (File photo)
Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon. Local governments are lobbying the province and federal government to do more to protect local fish stocks. File photo
Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon. Local governments are lobbying the province and federal government to do more to protect local fish stocks. File photo
Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted

Victim in head-on collision near Genelle facing long recovery

On Oct. 25, a Kia crossed the centre line of Hwy 22 and struck Jessica Kluckert’s Honda

Jessica Kluckert (seen here with her partner Devin Wescott) is facing a long recovery after a head-on collision Oct. 25. Photo: Submitted
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Two Vancouver Island men sentenced to 6 years for fatal hammer attack on friend

Nathen Monsour, Lee Hart pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2018 death of Shawn Campbell

Saanich police work the crime scene in 2018 where Langford man Shawn Campbell was attacked; he later died in hospital. Two men convicted of manslaughter in the case were sentenced to six years each for the crime on Nov. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
This group of about 20 nurses and doctors, all members of the group Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health, met in front of Nelson City Hall in a demonstration to urge governments for action on climate change and environmental degradation on Nov. 4. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson doctors and nurses demonstrate for climate action

Medical practitioners can see the health effects of climate change in some of their patients

This group of about 20 nurses and doctors, all members of the group Doctors and Nurses for Planetary Health, met in front of Nelson City Hall in a demonstration to urge governments for action on climate change and environmental degradation on Nov. 4. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted

World champion Trail Smoke Eaters documentary premieres Nov. 12

Ray Ferraro narrates film on Trail Smoke Eaters ‘39 and ‘61 world championship hockey teams

Trophy Town director Robert Barrett is proud of the recently released documentary on the '39 and '61 Trail Smoke Eaters, which is premiering at the Royal Theatre in Trail Nov. 12-18. Photo: submitted