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Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay athlete ascends to world rowing stage

Trail rower Eliza Dawson competed at the World U23 Rowing Championships in Varese, Italy

Eliza Dawson from Trail is the first University of Calgary Dinos rower to be named to the Row for Canada 2022 NextGen National Team and competed in the World U23 Rowing Championship in Varese, Italy last month. Photo: Submitted
Ramona Faust, who has represented Area E on the RDCK board for 14 years, has decided not to run in the upcoming municipal elections. Photo: Submitted

Ramona Faust not running for RDCK re-election

Faust has represented Area E for 14 years

Ramona Faust, who has represented Area E on the RDCK board for 14 years, has decided not to run in the upcoming municipal elections. Photo: Submitted
Area H voters such as those who live in Slocan will vote on whether or not to fund environment protection projects for the Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake areas. Photo: Kootenay Career Development Society

Area H voters to decide on joining environment fund

The matter will be included for voters as a separate issue during the Oct. 15 municipal elections

Area H voters such as those who live in Slocan will vote on whether or not to fund environment protection projects for the Slocan Lake and Kootenay Lake areas. Photo: Kootenay Career Development Society
The new Kootenay Lake ferry is being built in a dry dock in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

New Kootenay Lake ferry completion delayed to 2024

The ferry’s engines are taking longer than expected

The new Kootenay Lake ferry is being built in a dry dock in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Rising costs associated with inflation are hampering a project to remediate the banks of the Kaslo River. File photo
Rising costs associated with inflation are hampering a project to remediate the banks of the Kaslo River. File photo
Greg Barber, formerly of Montrose, took four months to complete the 4,200-km hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Turn to page 10 to see more photos of his epic journey. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay native reflects on 4,200-km trek on pacific trail

Greg Barber hikes from Mexico to Canada over Sierra and Cascade Mountains

Greg Barber, formerly of Montrose, took four months to complete the 4,200-km hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Turn to page 10 to see more photos of his epic journey. Photo: Submitted
The Slocan Valley. File photo
The Slocan Valley. File photo
Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kootenay Lake Hospital

It’s the second time in less than a month that COVID-19 has led to a lockdown at the hospital

Kootenay Lake Hospital in Nelson. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A firefighter poses near the Briggs Creek fire in the Kaslo area. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is developing new construction rules to protect properties from wildfires. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Higher standards coming to protect new properties from wildfire in RDCK

A new permitting process will encourage and enforce improved wildfire protections

A firefighter poses near the Briggs Creek fire in the Kaslo area. The Regional District of Central Kootenay is developing new construction rules to protect properties from wildfires. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
The newly renovated ferry landing at Balfour. Photo: Government of B.C.
The newly renovated ferry landing at Balfour. Photo: Government of B.C.
A skimmer plane is seen above Nelson on Wednesday as it dove toward Kootenay Lake for water. Photo: Tyler Harper

Four of seven wildfires put out near Nelson

The Southeast Fire Centre says it is now focusing on the biggest fire southwest of the city

A skimmer plane is seen above Nelson on Wednesday as it dove toward Kootenay Lake for water. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hlookoff Logging has been fined $6,500+ from WorkSafeBC after a worker was seriously injured at a harvesting operation in Park Siding. Photo: Unsplash

West Kootenay logging company fined $6,500 for unsafe practices

This incident occurred at the Hlookoff Logging site in Park Siding

Hlookoff Logging has been fined $6,500+ from WorkSafeBC after a worker was seriously injured at a harvesting operation in Park Siding. Photo: Unsplash
A skimmer plane flies by the Nelson Bridge before reloading water out of Kootenay Lake. Planes are fighting a fire southwest of Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Lightning starts 7 small fires south of Nelson

The fires are currently no danger to the city

A skimmer plane flies by the Nelson Bridge before reloading water out of Kootenay Lake. Planes are fighting a fire southwest of Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

Breaking the law to provide safe drugs? Nelson advocate says it should be considered

Dylan Griffith of Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply wants distribution of tested illicit drugs

Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

Breaking the law to provide safe drugs? Nelson advocate says it should be considered

Dylan Marshall of Kootenay Insurrection for Safe Supply wants distribution of tested illicit drugs

Love in the Time of Fentanyl, which won an award at this year’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival, screens at Nelson’s Civic Theatre on Aug. 29. Admission is free. Photo: Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)

BREAKING: Evacuation Alert issued for Bulkley-Nechako region in northwest B.C in due to wildfire

The Morice River wildfire is located approximately 45kms southwest of the District of Houston

Evacuation Alert Issued for Morice River Wildfire. (Submitted photo)
A small slice of city land seen here behind Finley’s Bar and Grill has been sold to the restaurant. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

City of Nelson sells slice of land on Hall Street

A triangle-shaped parcel was originally slated for a right-hand turning lane

A small slice of city land seen here behind Finley’s Bar and Grill has been sold to the restaurant. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

Evacuation alert rescinded for Kaslo-area fire

14 properties had been under alert due to the Briggs Creek fire

The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
(Black Press file photo.)

Man killed in Highway 3 crash near Yahk

There were two serious collisions in the same stretch last week

  • Aug 22, 2022
(Black Press file photo.)
The Coordinated Access Hub in Nelson has received a provincial grant. File photo

Nelson homeless drop-in centre receives $220K in provincial funding

The Coordinated Access Hub has been operating since July 2021

The Coordinated Access Hub in Nelson has received a provincial grant. File photo