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Some Passmore residents say traffic speeds should be reduced on a winding section through their community. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Passmore residents want lower speed limit on Highway 6

Petition calls for limit to be reduced from 90 km/h to 60 km/h

Some Passmore residents say traffic speeds should be reduced on a winding section through their community. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
In accordance with the city’s Railtown plan, multi-unit housing may be built on the land that extends from Cottonwood Lane (behind the recycling depot) to Cottonwood Falls Park, which begins at the grass on the left. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Housing, parking changes planned near Nelson’s Cottonwood Falls Park

City will also add a washroom and electrical service to the market area

In accordance with the city’s Railtown plan, multi-unit housing may be built on the land that extends from Cottonwood Lane (behind the recycling depot) to Cottonwood Falls Park, which begins at the grass on the left. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)

Grain elevator restoration on pause in Creston, while Trust seeks funders

Significant work already completed on the historic landmark

After historical, structural, and health and safety assessments, stabilization and other conservation efforts, the Trust is now pausing work on the grain elevators in Creston to seek other funding partners. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust)
Bill is back from vacation and ready to chat about local news, which he is paid to do but would probably do so anyway. Tyler is just here because he was promised cake.

VIDEO: Wednesday Roundup

Bill Metcalfe and Tyler Harper talk about the news so you don’t have to

Bill is back from vacation and ready to chat about local news, which he is paid to do but would probably do so anyway. Tyler is just here because he was promised cake.
Kaslo Village Council says it can’t do anything about hate speech displayed inside a business’s window. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Kaslo council takes no action on ‘hateful’ downtown signage

Village says its hands are tied when it comes to a sign in the window of 423 Front St.

Kaslo Village Council says it can’t do anything about hate speech displayed inside a business’s window. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Trail RCMP were called to downtown Trail after someone spotted the words “HELP ME ” written on the side of a vehicle in duct tape. Photo: Scott Rogerson/Unsplash

Trail police called to Halloween horror scene

The words “HELP ME ” were written, actually stuck on, the side of the vehicle in duct tape.

Trail RCMP were called to downtown Trail after someone spotted the words “HELP ME ” written on the side of a vehicle in duct tape. Photo: Scott Rogerson/Unsplash
The RDCK is investigating acquiring parkland in Krestova. Map: RDCK

RDCK looks at buying Krestova land for park purposes

The 134-acre private parcel has long been used for community recreation

The RDCK is investigating acquiring parkland in Krestova. Map: RDCK
Three grizzly bear cubs killed after being hit by a train near Elko, B.C. on October 6 2021. Their deceased mother was found further down the tracks. (Contributed by Dr. Clayton Lamb)

Mother grizzly, 3 cubs killed by train near Elko

A female grizzly and her three cubs died on train tracks on October 6

Three grizzly bear cubs killed after being hit by a train near Elko, B.C. on October 6 2021. Their deceased mother was found further down the tracks. (Contributed by Dr. Clayton Lamb)
The Whitewater Canyon area of the Selkirk Mountains within the proposed tenure of the Zincton ski resort. Photo: Nicky Blackshaw
The Whitewater Canyon area of the Selkirk Mountains within the proposed tenure of the Zincton ski resort. Photo: Nicky Blackshaw
Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times

Crews called to fire at recycling plant in outskirts of Trail

Firefighters were called to Retriev Technologies Monday night

Firefighters from five Greater Trail halls attended a fire at Retriev Technologies, located in Columbia Gardens Industrial Park, Monday night. Photo: Trail Times
Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)

Cranbrook residents concerned after fence abruptly installed on property line

City signed MOU to have fence installed for security purposes

Pictured is a fence that was erected along the property line of several homes on Mission Crescent in Cranbrook. Homeowners have expressed concerns that the fence reduces the value of their homes and impacts their quality of life. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman file)
The new Waneta Manor elevator is already making a positive change in the health and well-being of tenant John Blizard. Photo: Sheri Regnier

After 8 months, senior tenants in West Kootenay manor finally have a working elevator

The old elevator broke down in mid-February, stranding many in their second and third floor flats

The new Waneta Manor elevator is already making a positive change in the health and well-being of tenant John Blizard. Photo: Sheri Regnier
L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson businesses collecting donations of pads, tampons

The initiative sends menstrual products to northern B.C. communities

L-R: Nelson Remedy’s Rx owner Trevor Sawchuk and Emma Weiland, president of the Endo Education Organization of Canada, hold one of the drop boxes where donations of menstrual products can be made. Photo: Tyler Harper
Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.

Morrison sworn in as federal government prepares for fall session

Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison has been officially sworn in for a second…

Rob Morrison, Conservative MP for Kootenay-Columbia, has been sworn in for a second parliamentary term, and was joined by Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole. Photo courtesy Rob Morrison.
Shoreacres bulletin board sign

UPDATED: Divers recover man’s body at Shoreacres

Winlaw man drowned in Kootenay River on Sunday afternoon

Shoreacres bulletin board sign
DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file

UPDATE: Police asking for dash-cam footage of highway crash near Castlegar

DriveBC reports the highway will reopen Monday, Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.

DriveBC has posted the estimated time of reopening Highway 22 is 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25. Photo: Times file
Kootenay Kids has operated programs out of 804 Stanley St. since 2013, but given the high cost of upkeep, they have opted to sell the building. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kootenay Kids sells Stanley Street heritage home

Family services organization will relocate programs over the coming weeks

Kootenay Kids has operated programs out of 804 Stanley St. since 2013, but given the high cost of upkeep, they have opted to sell the building. Photo: Tyler Harper
Longtime Nelson museum curator and archivist Shawn Lamb examines the contents of a 100-year-old time capsule at Central School in 2009. Lamb died on Oct. 20 at 83. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

The heart of the Nelson Museum: remembering Shawn Lamb

For decades, she was the museum’s curator, archivist — and everything else

Longtime Nelson museum curator and archivist Shawn Lamb examines the contents of a 100-year-old time capsule at Central School in 2009. Lamb died on Oct. 20 at 83. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy leading forest legislation overhaul

Conroy was appointed forestr minister less than a year ago

B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)
A previous Trash 2 Treasure event. This year’s event is being held Oct. 23. (Hope Standard file photo)