FortisBC construction in West Trail starting Nov. 27

FortisBC is planning to replace transmission structures using helicopters above West Trail within existing Right of Way.  In preparation of the work up the hillside, there will be construction on the Elder Trail. The work will NOT affect power transmission in the area. Timeline The work will begin on Monday, November 27th and continue until […]

Taking the Step: Move made toward zero carbon building code in Nelson

Nelson will be taking steps to make its way to the bottom next spring. As of May 1, 2024 the City will be implementing the B.C. Zero Carbon Step Code, the maximum annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions that each new building is allowed to emit. Adopting the BC Zero Carbon Step Code — and […]

Sights set on slashing cost of cannabis business licences in city

The City is moving to level the playing field for some Nelson businesses. A significant reduction will be coming to the business licence fee that cannabis retail operations pay to the City of Nelson, after a request from cannabis retailers was made in 2022 to reduce license fees for “retail: recreational cannabis” was given third […]

Youth Programs at the Rossland Museum

Programming Overview: Fall programming at the museum is on the go! Our youth programming here at the museum is guaranteed to not only be educational but also a whole lot of fun! Seriously, you won’t want to miss all of the exciting new things we’ve been cooking up for our programs AND the Discovery Zone. […]

Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital expansion complete

People in Trail/Rossland are benefiting from better access to care, thanks to the completion of the pharmacy and ambulatory care project at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH). “The opening of the new ambulatory care space and pharmacy at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital is a significant step forward in our commitment to delivering high-quality care for […]

Trail Aquatic Centre re-opens today

The pool at the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre will re-open for its regular hours of operation on Thursday, November 16.  Please visit www.trail.ca/AquaticCentreHours for details. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing everyone back at the facility. Trail Parks & Recreation 250-364-0858 250-364-0888 Update November 1, 2023, 3:06 PM – The […]

Highly potent novel synthetic opioid emerges in region’s drug supply

The new secret killer has made its presence known in Nelson. A new potent synthetic opioid — isotonitazene — is being abused for its opioidergic effects and has infiltrated the region’s controlled substance drug supply, an Interior Health drug advisory issued Nov. 15 warned. Fake dilaudid tablets containing isotonitazene (five per cent) contain a very […]

Case for establishing dialysis service in Nelson adds a major voice

The campaign for the establishment of a dialysis service for Nelson now has the City of Nelson in its corner. On Nov. 7 City council agreed to send a letter to the West Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital District Board District (WKBRHD) — with copies to Interior Health Authority and Ministry of Health — explaining the […]

Andrew Collins Trio at the Rossland Miners Hall – mandolin magic! -- and more.

The Andrew Collins Trio will perform on Thursday, November 23, at 7:30 PM, at Rossland’s Miners Hall, with a 30-minute opening act by John Wort Hannam. Award-winning Andrew Collins and his cohorts, Adam Shier and James McEleney, play mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello, not to mention voice-boxes (AKA singing). Doors open at 7:00 PM; […]

Sights set on hike to urban power rates to bolster reserves, combat rising cost of power

A 5.2 per cent hike in urban hydro rates will electrify Nelsonites in the new year as the city-owned utility looks to recharge its capital reserves for the next several years. Nelson Hydro will be implementing a 5.2 per cent annual general rate increase from the urban service area — approved in third reading by […]

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