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Central Kootenay ‘Farm and Food Directory’ moves to add marginalized people

In its fifth annual Farm and Food Directory a tool was added to enable indigenous, black, other people of colour, youth and LGBTQ2S+ individuals to self-identity in the directory — website screenshot.

Self-identity has become an important part of agriculture in the Central Kootenay.

In its fifth annual Farm and Food Directory — a joint publication of the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council and Pennywise — a tool was added to enable indigenous, black, other people of colour, youth and LGBTQ2S+ individuals to self-identity in the directory.

Sights set on site for spray park project for Art Gibbon

The site of the city’s skate and bike park in Rosemont could also be the host of the city’s second spray park — agenda screenshot.

It’s about to get a little bit wetter in Art Gibbon Memorial Park.

The site of the city’s skate and bike park in Rosemont could also be the host of the city’s second spray park.

Phase three of the multi-generational park project orchestrated by Nelson Rotary Daybreak Club has been laid on city council’s lap in an ask for approval to move forward.

Man taken to hospital following altercation with police in Krestova

The 28-year-old intoxicated man was taken into custody without incident after a lengthy stand off.

RCMP said a man was taken to hospital for medical assessment following an altercation with police in Krestova Wednesday evening.

In a media release Thursday, police said Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 7:44 p.m., the Nelson RCMP received a report of an intoxicated man displaying signs of potential self-harm.

Nelson RCMP said the 28-year-old man, while outside of his residence in Krestova, discharged a firearm before attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle.

The man crashed the vehicle and fled on foot into a nearby wooded area, taking the firearm with him.

Lineups on the endangered list as software upgrade materializes for resource recovery facility

A new project will see the resource recovery facility on Insight Drive — five kilometres west of the city — employ new technology to track and process vehicles faster than previously.

The long vehicle line-ups at the Grohman Narrows Transfer Station could be a thing of the past.

A new project will see the resource recovery facility on Insight Drive — five kilometres west of the city — employ new technology to track and process vehicles faster than previously.

The wait time to deposit waste at the facility has grown over the last few years — after re-locating several years ago from the city’s waterfront — with the changes to recycling, COVID-19 and the rising cost of waste disposal.

Suspicious stranger approach to local child has police seeking public information

Castlegar RCMP are investigating a suspicious circumstance that occurred Tuesday, July 5, at approximately 9 a.m., according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"A nine-year-old told his grandmother that while outside their residence in the 700 block of Waterloo Road in Ooteschenia, a white panel van drove up and the driver asked him where a neighboring business was located," Taylor said.

Police investigate accidental death of Rossland kayaker

The 62-year-old Rossland man was transported to hospital after becoming trapped under a log in the Slocan River, but succumbed to his injuries.

On Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 6:10 pm, Nelson RCMP responded to a report of a kayaker who had become trapped under a log in the Slocan River near Shoreacres Goosecreek Road in Shoreacres.

Fellow kayakers as well as bystanders were able to free the 62-year-old Rossland man and began performing CPR until they were relieved by a physician of the Kootenay Emergency Response Physicians Association as well as the BC Ambulance Service.

The man was transported to hospital where, sadly, he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

RCMP warn: cock-a-doodle-don't

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a dispute between two neighbours on Happy Valley Road in Rossland, police said in a press release Monday.

One neighbour reportedly played a loud recording of a rooster for hours to annoy her neighbour.

"Trail RCMP inform the public that this type of behaviour, if repeatedly, can be considered to be interfering with the lawful enjoyment of property, and an offence of Mischief under Section 430 of the Criminal Code," said Trail RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Selkirk College statement regarding MVA that killed Quebec student

Selkirk College President Maggie Matear said hearts go out to the students’ family and friends, to whom we offer our most sincere condolences.

Selkirk College students and staff were involved in a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson on Thursday afternoon, June 30.

Nineteen Selkirk College students and staff members, primarily from the Explore Program, were on the BC Transit bus that was involved in the collision. One student suffered serious injury in the crash and was transferred to Kelowna hospital on the evening of June 30. Sadly, the student has since passed away.

A statement from Selkirk College President Maggie Matear:

UPDATED: Collision between courier van and BC Transit bus

The accident west of the Tarrys Fire Hall tied up traffic on Highway 3A Thursday afternoon. — Facebook photo

The 19-year-old student passenger that was taken to hospital in grave condition following a collision Thursday, June 30, 2022, between a Purolator courier van and a BC Transit bus on Highway 3A near Tarrys has died.

Selkirk College released a statement Monday saying the student has since passed away.

Sinixt artist Ric Gendron mural drawing crowds

Sinixt artist Ric Gendron has created a masterpiece mural on the Hall Street side of the Pharmasave building — Photo courtesy Ingrid Love

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) partnered with the private building owner at Pharmasave Nelson to bring the work of acclaimed Sinixt artist Ric Gendron into the community.

The new mural was recently completed on the Hall Street side of the building.

Gendron is a “paint slinger” who creates expressive artworks that blend traditional Indigenous imagery with bold colours.

As a member of the Arrow Lakes Band (Sinixt), he establishes expressionist, strikingly colourful images that chronicle his experience, memory, history, journeys and identity.

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