John Boivin

Village CAO Cheryl Martens says while the new system will make it easier for the municipal government to enforce its bylaws, education is still the main goal. Photo: John Boivin

Nakusp scofflaws will soon face stronger bylaw enforcement

New ticketing system streamlines and simplifies village’s ability to enforce local rules

Village CAO Cheryl Martens says while the new system will make it easier for the municipal government to enforce its bylaws, education is still the main goal. Photo: John Boivin
Tracks from the errant snowmobilers can be seen amongst the trees in the forest around Nakusp. Photo: BC Government
Tracks from the errant snowmobilers can be seen amongst the trees in the forest around Nakusp. Photo: BC Government
Michael Kooznetsoff recently won $100,000 playing Luxury Crossword XIII – a scratch and win card. Photo: BC Lottery

Slocan Park scratch ‘n win nets man $100,000

“I started shaking and almost dropped to my knees”

Michael Kooznetsoff recently won $100,000 playing Luxury Crossword XIII – a scratch and win card. Photo: BC Lottery
A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo

January precipitation deepens snowpack in B.C.’s mountains

Most of the province now has higher-than-normal snowpack levels

A photo from the automated snowpack weather station at Redfish Creek near Nelson. BC Govt photo
Jackie Drysdale, then chair of the Rossland Heritage Commision (left), with Mayor Kathy Moore, Joanne Drystek of the Rossland Heritage Commission and Carol Albo, head of the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Committee, during a 2017 ceremony at the historic Cavalry cemetery. Photo: Chelsea Novak

Rossland’s Jackie Drysdale lauded for decades of heritage preservation

Heritage BC recognizes Drysdale with lifetime achievement award

Jackie Drysdale, then chair of the Rossland Heritage Commision (left), with Mayor Kathy Moore, Joanne Drystek of the Rossland Heritage Commission and Carol Albo, head of the Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery Committee, during a 2017 ceremony at the historic Cavalry cemetery. Photo: Chelsea Novak
Dozens showed up to discuss Nakusp’s future growth. Photo by JD Mah

Dozens show up to discuss Nakusp’s future

OCP being drawn up to plan development for next decade and longer

Dozens showed up to discuss Nakusp’s future growth. Photo by JD Mah
Feedback sought Thursday on Nakusp’s future development

Feedback sought Thursday on Nakusp’s future development

Nakusp last updated its Official Community Plan 13 years ago.

Feedback sought Thursday on Nakusp’s future development
West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels

West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels

High snowpack can mean a greater risk of flooding in spring, say forecasters

West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels
Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning

Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning

20-30 cm of snow expected overnight and into Thursday

Latest winter storm prompts West Kootenay travel warning
UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press

Health care access, cost of travel top concerns for B.C. rural residents

Interim report highlights concerns of rural folks when it comes to health services

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. Photo: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press
A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)

Nakusp hospital staff praised for response during emergency

Power generator failed on New Year’s, but human spirit didn’t

A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)
Know yourself and plan for the worst, even if you’re sticking to the main runs, say safety experts. File photo.

Ski safety: how to prepare when your day on the slopes goes wrong

“Three T’s” will give you a better chance of being rescued safely

Know yourself and plan for the worst, even if you’re sticking to the main runs, say safety experts. File photo.
A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)

Nakusp hospital staff praised for response during emergency

Power generator failed on New Year’s, but human spirit didn’t

A view of the exterior of the emergency department at the Arrow Lakes Hospital. (File photo)
Snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada. (File photo)

Travel not recommended as storm envelopes West Kootenay

Up to 20-30 cm of snow expected, more on high mountain passes

Snowfall warning issued by Environment Canada. (File photo)
Kootenay weather was dominated by weather coming in from the Pacific.

No Kootenay records broken in wet and warm December

Christmas let it snow, but there wasn’t much cold

Kootenay weather was dominated by weather coming in from the Pacific.
‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain

‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain

Mark Gayowski, 34, says the experience was ‘life-changing’

‘I thought I was going to die:’ Skier recovering after being lost for two days on B.C. mountain
Hundreds still without power in Arrow Lakes/Slocan valleys

Hundreds still without power in Arrow Lakes/Slocan valleys

Hydro crews expected to restore service by Thursday afternoon, say officials

Hundreds still without power in Arrow Lakes/Slocan valleys
Travel not recommended as snowfall warning issued for West Kootenay
Travel not recommended as snowfall warning issued for West Kootenay
Nakusp Mayor Tom Zeleznik: targeted action makes village an economic centre

Nakusp Mayor Tom Zeleznik: targeted action makes village an economic centre

Here come the 2020s: Arrow Lakes News asked local leaders to predict the future

Nakusp Mayor Tom Zeleznik: targeted action makes village an economic centre
Snow, rain expected to make driving over Kootenay mountain passes nasty

Snow, rain expected to make driving over Kootenay mountain passes nasty

Environment Canada issues snowfall and storm warnings for Thursday/Friday

Snow, rain expected to make driving over Kootenay mountain passes nasty