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Photo: Times file

No strike at Teck Trail after union votes 70% in favour of ratification

732 yes votes and 316 no votes means union locals reach settlement with Teck Resources

Photo: Times file
FortisBC’s power plant at Upper Bonnington Falls. Photo: Tyler Harper.

FortisBC fined $11,000 for unsafe practices on Kootenay River dam

The incidents took place at one of FortisBC’s hydro generating facilities

FortisBC’s power plant at Upper Bonnington Falls. Photo: Tyler Harper.
This intersection at Highway 3A on the southwest border of Nelson is the site of the most vehicular accidents in the West Kootenay. Illustration: Google Maps

Nelson intersection the most dangerous in West Kootenay

There were 14 crashes at the intersection of Highway 3A, Government Road and Granite Road in 2021

This intersection at Highway 3A on the southwest border of Nelson is the site of the most vehicular accidents in the West Kootenay. Illustration: Google Maps
A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)

Key leader of Coastal GasLink pipeline opposition charged with criminal contempt

Sleydo’ (Molly Wickam ) among 19 charged following arrest in fall 2021

A photo from Nov. 2021, when the RCMP were deployed at Morice Forest Service Road. The Crown counsel will be pursuing criminal charges against 19 of the 27 arrested from the site. (Gidimt’en Checkpoint Facebook photo)
The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner

Sinixt woman occupies Vallican heritage site after province revokes her caretaker role

Colville Confederated Tribes say Marilyn James has no authority over the site

The pithouse at the Vallican heritage site. Photo: Louis Bockner
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Krestova man arrested after lengthy standoff with police

The man is accused of discharging a firearm and fleeing police

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Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
Do an audit of your yard to make sure you keep wildlife/human conflict to a minimum. Bulletin/Brian Hay file
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
The Nelson Police Department. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Teck explains the pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Acid Plant flue gas at Trail operations at a rate of three tonnes per day. Photo: Teck Resources

Carbon capture utilization and storage pilot coming to Teck Trail

The CCUS pilot is expected to begin operation in the second half of 2023.

Teck explains the pilot plant will capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Acid Plant flue gas at Trail operations at a rate of three tonnes per day. Photo: Teck Resources
Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw on July 17, 2021. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service

Fuel mitigation project above Nelson seeks to right the balance: RDCK report

A three-metre wide no-tree zone is being constructed in the Selous Creek area

Trozzo Creek fire near Winlaw on July 17, 2021. Photo: B.C. Wildfire Service
Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital still offers cancer treatments despite a shortage of oncologists in the West Kootenay. File photo

Doctor shortage prompts changes to West Kootenay cancer care

Family doctors are being asked to fill in more with oncologists scarce

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital still offers cancer treatments despite a shortage of oncologists in the West Kootenay. File photo
The Urgent and Primary Care Centre is located inside the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre. File photo

Castlegar doctors address misunderstandings about Urgent and Primary Care Centre

‘This is less about the UPCC and more about the issues in primary care as a whole,’ says Dr. Larocque

The Urgent and Primary Care Centre is located inside the Castlegar and District Community Health Centre. File photo
RCMP are investigating a potential kidnapping attempt near Castlegar. Photo: Phil McLachlan
RCMP are investigating a potential kidnapping attempt near Castlegar. Photo: Phil McLachlan
Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)

B.C. woman pleads for return of puppies stolen from deceased sister

“This is the last thing that we have of my sister’s that she put her heart and soul into.”

Eight rare-breed Alapaha puppies were stolen from the Kamloops home of a dog breeder shortly after her unexpected death, and her Chilliwack-based sister has vowed to not give up until the dogs are returned. (submitted photo)
A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo

Rossland man dies in Slocan River kayaking accident

The man died in hospital after being rescued

A 62-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on the Slocan River. File photo
One of the oldest trees among the ancient cedars in the proposed park at the north end of Duncan Lake. Photo: Joe Karthein

Petition asks for protection of ancient cedars at Duncan Lake

Some of the trees are over 1,000 years old and one is 2,100 years old

One of the oldest trees among the ancient cedars in the proposed park at the north end of Duncan Lake. Photo: Joe Karthein
Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)

Northern B.C. communities among top 5 spots where black bears are killed most

Prince George tops the list, followed by 100 Mile house, Quesnel & Burns Lake

Five northern communities accounted for nearly 20 per cent of all black bears killed in the province. (Angie Mindus/ Black Press Media)
Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file

Kootenay Savings Credit Union appoints new leader

Mark McLoughlin’s career has spanned many industries

Mark McLoughlin will start his position as president/CEO of Kootenay Savings next month, and will be based in the Trail branch. Photo: Times file
The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan

City of Castlegar planning Canada’s tallest castle playground

The new play structure will be built at Millennium Park

The City of Castlegar has plans for a 12-metre-high castle play structure. Image: Kompan
The West Kootenay arm of the BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has launched a citizen science project to collect information on West Kootenay alpine lake fisheries. Photo: Jim Bailey

Call for West Kootenay anglers to help with research project

Anglers can be rewarded by voracious trout that will strike at anything resembling a food source

The West Kootenay arm of the BC Backcountry Hunters and Anglers has launched a citizen science project to collect information on West Kootenay alpine lake fisheries. Photo: Jim Bailey