Submitted by Contributor on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:00am

Teck Metals Ltd. (“Teck”) announced Monday that the company will invest $174 million in the installation of a new acid plant to improve efficiency and environmental...

Recent News

by City of Trail on Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 1:48pm

Interior Health has donated 44 radon kits to the Trail Area Health and Environment Committee (THEC) and City of Trail to springboard a campaign to encourage homeowners and municipalities to test their buildings for radon before the end of 2016.

“Everyone should get their home tested. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking,” says Mike Adams, THEC...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:10am

Air Cadet Joseph Thorpe from the Castlegar Air Cadets was one of 22 cadets from across the region who attended the Level 1 “Boot Camp”, which was held last weekend at the Kembel Armories in Trail.

Cadets from the Sea and Air Cadet corps in Trail, Castlegar, Nelson and Grand Forks spent last weekend learning the basics of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:20am

To say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.

Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash.

"The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch," said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:08am

Half of the defending BC Seniors Curling team defended its Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel title Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Fred Thomson of  Nelson and Don Freschi of Trail, with weekend warrior teammates lead Richard Faunt of Trail and second Rob Nobert of Kelowna, capturing the A Event final at the cashspiel Sunday afternoon.

"It is the second year that this...

Regional News

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

Scammers are out trying to steal your money — know before you spend

It's December 1, meaning less than a month before Christmas Day.

While shoppers are busy finding that perfect gift, so are scammers busy trying to steal away any, or all, of the happiness that goes with the festive season.

The Better Business Bureau says Canadians typically spend in the range of 30 billion dollars over the holiday season. That includes everything from candy canes to ski trips to the area mountains.

Scammers realize the public is more likely to spend and give more over the next few months than any other time of the year.

Refugee Family Arrives From Syria

Castlegar Airport Building

Exhausted from three days of travelling from Turkey, a young refugee couple from Syria has arrived in Rossland with their baby son.  When their plane landed in Castlegar on November 29, Teysir and Heba Misto and their baby were welcomed by members of the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees, with the help of a young Arabic-speaking pre-med student, Zakia Hanafy, who is also a member of the Castlegar Refugee Coalition.

Provincial & National

Kinder Morgan Expansion project comes with conditions — Premier Christy Clark

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on the federal government’s pipeline decisions.

Premier Christy Clark issued the following statement on the federal government’s pipeline decisions:

“Yesterday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his decision to reject Northern Gateway and approve the Kinder Morgan Expansion project. 

“For four and a half years, British Columbia's position has been principled, clear, and consistent.

Any heavy oil project must meet our five conditions:

Carfentanil detected at scene of illicit drug death for first time in BC

Carfentanil detected at scene of illicit drug death for first time in BC

For the first known time in B.C., the highly toxic opioid carfentanil has been detected at the scene of an apparent illicit drug death.

A drug sample seized by the coroner and Vancouver Police at the scene of a death that occurred Nov. 17, 2016, in an East Vancouver residence was sent to a federal Health Canada laboratory for testing. The sample has now been confirmed as containing carfentanil.