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Column: Thoughts on science and spirituality

“There are two paths that you can go by, but in the long run – There’s still time to change the road you’re on.”  – Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.” — Albert Einstein Paths to knowledge Until the seventeenth century in Europe, our human species […]

JA Company Program Spring Break Camp 2024, hosted by KAST

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) and JA British Columbia are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Spring Break Start-Up Camp. This free event is set to take place from March 18-22, offering an immersive experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to create their own start-up ventures and […]

Columbia Basin Trust adds trio to Board of Directors

 Three new members are joining the Board of Directors of Columbia Basin Trust, becoming part of the 12-member Board which helps ensure that the organization continues to support the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. The new members are Angus Graeme from Nelson, Karen Hamling from Nakusp and Christine Hoechsmann from Cranbrook. Departing […]

Nelson Police stop chase of alleged stolen pickup truck

Nelson Police are pursuing charges against a driver who sped off from officers at a high rate of speed Saturday (February 24, 2024) afternoon in the 800 block of Hume Lane. Nelson Police said officers continue to gather evidence and anticipate charging a person known to police for Flight from Police Officer and Dangerous Operation […]

WKBRHD approves letter of support for Nelson-based renal hemodialysis

The region’s health district board of directors has approved a letter of support for a renal hemodialysis unit in Nelson. Slated for upper levels of government — including Interior Health Authority (IHA), B.C. Premier David Eby and the Health Minister Adrian Dix — the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Health District (WKBRHD) board passed two motions […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Conroy

This week, I returned to the legislature for a new session of presenting, debating, and passing legislation alongside my colleagues. In our first week, we presented our Throne Speech and 2024 Budget, sharing some of the priorities of our government for the year ahead. We know that people are facing challenges, like global inflation and high interest rates. […]

Rossland Museum March Events

Royal BC Community Conversation: Rossland Location: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Date: Wednesday, March 6 Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Price: FREE The Royal BC Museum and the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre officially invite the community to join us for a Community Conversation on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 pm up at the Museum. Community conversations […]

One of Canada’s top stand-up comedians, Julie Kim, brings her comedy to Trail

Trail & District Arts Council presents the hilarious comedian and writer Julie Kim, with opening act comedian Kate Belton, on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in The Bailey Theatre. Getting an early jump on Women’s Day, Julie Kim performs her topical and very women centred comedy in a show that’s not for the faint […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptables of the Week - Special H Kitties

Applications are required prior to meeting cats in foster because they are in our private homes in Nelson.  Forms are found under “adopt” at kaap.ca . We may consider a reduced adoption fee for those who can be adopted together. **These cats need to be kept indoors either permanently, or for at least probably a […]

Going public: recording of RDCK meetings set to come online in March

The regional district board is looking to go where no board has gone before. The board of directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has directed its staff to record the regular open board meetings — beginning in March 2024 — using the WebEx tool “until such time as other technology can be […]