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 […]

Rural rate rise sought by city-owned utility

A new rural rate increase has been proposed by Nelson Hydro that, if approved, would see the city-owned utility rural rates rise over six per cent, and a cumulative 16 per cent for the last two years. Nelson Hydro presented its 2024 budget to City council on Nov. 7 at its regular meeting and proposed […]

Provincial report warns of severe water repellency in West Kokanee Creek wildfire wake

A debris flow or flood could impact the land contained and below the summer’s West Kokanee Creek wildfire two years down the road, a Ministry of Forests report has revealed. Despite the moderate soil burn severity due to the early August wildfire, severe water repellency was observed throughout the burn area, the report claimed, foretelling […]

Bear facts: reports of grizzlies still abound in Rosemont

Three grizzly bears were spotted several times inside the borders of Rosemont three blocks from the elementary school over the last two days, according to local reports. A message has gone out from the neighbourhood school warning parents about the presence of the bears — based on numerous comments on a Facebook community site — […]

Back in the saddle: Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisory Program stays in the race

A well subscribed farm advisor program for the Kootenay-Boundary region will be back for the next five years. The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved the allocation of $45,000 per year — for the draft 2024-2028 Financial Plan budget — that allows the Kootenay and Boundary Farm Advisor (KBFA) program to continue. […]

UPDATED: Crown adds additional charges in City park attack

RCMP said that after further investigation by Grand Forks RCMP, Crown Counsel has added additional charges of Assault with a Weapon and two counts of Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace following a knife at Gyro park. RCMP said in a media release that Crown has also elected to proceed by Indictment, meaning […]

Student Housing on Silver King Campus Nears Completion

The buzz of contractors working diligently on the finishing touches at the student housing project on the Silver King Campus is only matched by the buzz of anticipation for what the new units will be bring to Selkirk College learners. Scheduled to be complete and ready for move-in starting early 2024, the 35 units on […]

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