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The School District 8 office in Nelson. File photo

New provincial online education designation awarded to School District 8

The district can now offer its online education programs to students across B.C.

The province has fined Teck Coal over $16 million for water quality permit violations at three coal mining operations in the Elk Valley. B.C. Government handout.

Teck Coal fined $16M for water quality permit violations in Elk Valley

B.C.’s environmental enforcement branch has fined Teck Coal over $16 million for…

L-R: Health care aides Dylan Oostvogels, Lorrie Steele, and Glenda Pasutti at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson seniors facility has few applicants for care aide jobs despite training incentive

Mountain Lake Seniors Community workers can receive full wage while attending 26-week program

Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)

Valley Views: Water Worries

‘There are many in our world without an adequate supply of year-round freshwater.’

Columnist Margaret Miller is a longtime Creston Valley resident. (File photo)
Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.

Ask Your Funeral Director: What happens to bones during cremation?

‘During cremation, the body is exposed to extremely high temperatures.’

Jason Meidl is the funeral director at Creston Valley Funeral Services.
Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight in operation, as new aircraft makes transportation much smoother according to the organization’s founder. Photo courtesy Angel Flight East Kootenay/Brent Bidston.

Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight

Organization ferried 11 patients to and from Kelowna in a single day at the end of January

Angel Flight East Kootenay marks 600th flight in operation, as new aircraft makes transportation much smoother according to the organization’s founder. Photo courtesy Angel Flight East Kootenay/Brent Bidston.
Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) has committed $10,000 towards the development of affordable housing units on the site of the former Beaver Valley Middle School. L-R: Mark McLoughlin, KSCU chief executive officer; Jan Morton, president, Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society; Prab Lashar, Fruitvale chief administrative officer; Steve Morissette, Fruitvale mayor. Photo: Submitted

Fruitvale affordable housing project readies to break ground

Beaver Valley Middle School closed in 2003, has remained vacant ever since

Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU) has committed $10,000 towards the development of affordable housing units on the site of the former Beaver Valley Middle School. L-R: Mark McLoughlin, KSCU chief executive officer; Jan Morton, president, Lower Columbia Affordable Housing Society; Prab Lashar, Fruitvale chief administrative officer; Steve Morissette, Fruitvale mayor. Photo: Submitted
A search and rescue member is airlifted out of an area near Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta. A Nelson man had to be rescued from the backcountry near the resort after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 2. Photo: Jason Crawford

‘Really, really lucky’: Nelson man rescued after backcountry avalanche in southern Alberta

The 38-year-old man was lucky to call for help in an area that doesn’t usually have cell service

A search and rescue member is airlifted out of an area near Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta. A Nelson man had to be rescued from the backcountry near the resort after being caught in an avalanche on Feb. 2. Photo: Jason Crawford
Acupuncture can help treat stress. (Pixabay)

Natural Health Approach: Relaxing From Stress

By Paul Gaucher Having mild stress in our lives is beneficial towards…

Acupuncture can help treat stress. (Pixabay)
Freida Whales reading at Drag Story Time on Jan. 28, 2023 (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Lit: Love Wins at Libraries

‘In Creston, we are committed to making sure that members of the LGBTQ+ community and their families feel welcome, supported, and safe in our library space.’

Freida Whales reading at Drag Story Time on Jan. 28, 2023 (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
A new community group has been formed to address the West Kootenay’s transit issues. File photo
A new community group has been formed to address the West Kootenay’s transit issues. File photo
Image: RCMP logo

Man wanted for assault arrested in Grand Forks

Ryan Harp accused of assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, assault by choking, and arson

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Councillor Keith Baldwin. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Councillor Keith Baldwin. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted

Castlegar’s Humble Bean Coffee and Tailout Brewery create one popular stout

Two Castlegar businesses have partnered together to create an espresso stout

(L-R) Tailout’s head brewer Mary Lusty, Humble Bean owners Mike McLellan and Kimberly Mamos, and Hedin Nelson-Chorney, a founder and the general manager of Tailout Brewing have joined forces to create an espresso stout. Photo: Submitted
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Creston RCMP Report: Prolific offender turns herself in

From Jan. 16 to 29, 104 calls for service were received

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
Glen Kalesniko (left) and Mark Allen stand locked outside their respective downtown Trail businesses because the building that houses Pride Gym and Performance Fitness has been closed more than two months due to fire code violations. Photo: Jim Bailey

Weights idle, ring empty; Trail gym owners locked out of their businesses

“Honestly, it’s been a nightmare,” Glen Kalesniko, Pride Gym, said of the 2+ month lockout

Glen Kalesniko (left) and Mark Allen stand locked outside their respective downtown Trail businesses because the building that houses Pride Gym and Performance Fitness has been closed more than two months due to fire code violations. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Castlegar and District Community Complex’s arena will be getting a new floor this year. File photo

Repairs to ice floor will close Castlegar arena for six months

Project scheduled for spring-summer to reduce impact, but Rebels hockey may be affected

The Castlegar and District Community Complex’s arena will be getting a new floor this year. File photo
Grand Forks RCMP are presently looking for Ryan Harp, 32 years of age, relating to an outstanding arrest warrant for a Breach of Release Order.

Man wanted for assault seen in Trail area

Ryan Harp is considered armed and dangerous by police

Grand Forks RCMP are presently looking for Ryan Harp, 32 years of age, relating to an outstanding arrest warrant for a Breach of Release Order.
Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)

New fish habitat damage allegations levelled at northwest B.C. pipeline project

Coastal GasLink opponents say water overflowed a dam on Clore River due to inadequate safeguards

Water flowing through the Clore River work area where Coastal GasLink contractors are digging a trench for a pipeline crossing. (Photo courtesy the Suzuki Foundation)
A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Assault trial starts, then stops, in Nelson spitting incident

The trial of Jeremy Undershute will be continue on an unknown future date

A date for the continuation of Jeremy Undershute’s assault trial will be decided on Feb. 14 in Nelson court. Photo: Bill Metcalfe