Local Journalism Initiative

The old curling club building in the centre of Slocan is slated for demolition, to be replaced with an affordable housing development. Photo: Mark Page

Former Slocan curling rink to be torn down for affordable housing

Bidding for the development is expected to start soon

The old curling club building in the centre of Slocan is slated for demolition, to be replaced with an affordable housing development. Photo: Mark Page
Antidote general manager Ian Carpendale, chief operating officer Stacy Johnston and CEO Shannon Ross pose at the open house for Antidote Processing in December 2022. Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay cannabis producers hope new facility will solve industry troubles

Antidote Processing hopes to ship products this spring

Antidote general manager Ian Carpendale, chief operating officer Stacy Johnston and CEO Shannon Ross pose at the open house for Antidote Processing in December 2022. Photo: John Boivin
(Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. family shares agonizing wait for care as concern for child’s eyesight mounts

Lack of qualified technician, bureaucracy preventing necessary test from occurring

(Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Ruby Princess docked at the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Terminal on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert port set to ban cruise ships from dumping contaminated wastewater

Port of Vancouver adopted similar regulations last March

The Ruby Princess docked at the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Terminal on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)
Colorado Mammoth forward Brett McIntyre, front left, scores a goal against Buffalo Bandits goalie Matt Vinc, back, on June 11, 2022, in Denver. Injured players working in the US are typically eligible for workers’ compensation, but not in Canada. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pro athletes chasing workers’ compensation for their injuries

Canadian athletes not eligible if they’re injured in a game or practice, B.C. asked to change that

Colorado Mammoth forward Brett McIntyre, front left, scores a goal against Buffalo Bandits goalie Matt Vinc, back, on June 11, 2022, in Denver. Injured players working in the US are typically eligible for workers’ compensation, but not in Canada. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A new Indigenous nursing program is being built at six B.C. universities. (File)

Master of Indigenous Nursing program coming to 6 B.C. universities

Program aims to empower Indigenous nurses to serve communities within their own knowledge systems

A new Indigenous nursing program is being built at six B.C. universities. (File)
Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Fishing for answers: who gets to fish for B.C. salmon in the future?

Canadian government has shut down about 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial fisheries since 2021

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
A volunteer with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society works on a species inventory on City of Nelson land in the summer of 2021, with knotweed on the right and tansy in the centre of the photo. Photo: Submitted

New strategy developed for control of invasive weeds in RDCK

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society will manage the plan

A volunteer with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society works on a species inventory on City of Nelson land in the summer of 2021, with knotweed on the right and tansy in the centre of the photo. Photo: Submitted
A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps

Kaslo man who allegedly tried to burn down business to receive addiction treatment, judge rules

Alejandro Calderon’s next trial appearance is January in Nelson

A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted

Bear cub rescued in New Denver dies at animal shelter

It’s not clear how the cub died

This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
(Stock photo)

B.C. health-care workers facing an epidemic of violence

2010-21: B.C. nurses reported nearly 4,500 violence-related injuries that caused them to miss work

(Stock photo)
A dead chum salmon in the Delta River after it had returned more than 1,000 miles from the ocean to spawn. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)

Keepers of Cheewaht: Restoring a Vancouver Island ecosystem for generations to come

After years of neglect, salmon are returning to remote West Coast river system

A dead chum salmon in the Delta River after it had returned more than 1,000 miles from the ocean to spawn. (Courtesy Photo / Ned Rozell)
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo

RDCK board roundup: Busy inaugural meeting for new directors

All the news from the Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Nov. 17 meeting

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
Heritage Credit Union Interim CEO Doug Eveneshen presented the case for the institution’s merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union to members in Slocan Park on Nov. 24. Photo: John Boivin

Slocan Valley residents express concerns over Heritage Credit Union merger plans

The credit union is considering a merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union

Heritage Credit Union Interim CEO Doug Eveneshen presented the case for the institution’s merger with East Kootenay Community Credit Union to members in Slocan Park on Nov. 24. Photo: John Boivin
Whitewater Ski Resort is seen here Dec. 2 from its lodge’s webcam. The mountain has already received plenty of snow ahead of opening day.

West Kootenay ski hills anticipate early start to the season

Conditions are looking good at Whitewater, Red and Summit

Whitewater Ski Resort is seen here Dec. 2 from its lodge’s webcam. The mountain has already received plenty of snow ahead of opening day.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo

Aimee Watson re-elected RDCK board chair, Leah Main continues on FCM board

Main will stay on despite no longer being a director

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
Resources being diverted to emergency care is disrupting scheduled surgeries across B.C. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. boy needing heart surgery waits, and waits some more

Insufficient staffing, skyrocketing respiratory illness have caused mass B.C. surgery cancellations

Resources being diverted to emergency care is disrupting scheduled surgeries across B.C. (Pixabay photo)
Victoria Police Chief Del Manak snaps a selfie with three Victoria High students who were presented with a civic service award on Friday for their actions in helping someone who was overdosing in a school washroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Saving lives from B.C.’s overdose crisis, one bathroom at a time

Safer Bathroom Toolkit aims to help organizations make lifesaving changes to their washrooms

Victoria Police Chief Del Manak snaps a selfie with three Victoria High students who were presented with a civic service award on Friday for their actions in helping someone who was overdosing in a school washroom. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)