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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

Image: RCMP logo

Trail police looking for tips to identify suspects in two ‘suspicious incidents’

Trail detachment received two separate reports of suspicious incidents on Monday, Jan. 23

This truck, parked at the foot of Giveout Creek Road on the Jan. 21 weekend, contained unopened mail that the RCMP says was stolen. Photo: Julie-Ann Chapman

RCMP investigating after stolen Slocan Park mail found in parked truck

Police are also investigating a break-in at Ymir post office

The Nelson Police Department has announced they have found two women who had been reported missing. File photo

UPDATED: Both missing Nelson women found

Police say Alissa Kunstmann and Katherine Rivard have been found

The Nelson Police Department has announced they have found two women who had been reported missing. File photo
Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from the left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff
Lemon Creek entering the Slocan River from the left. Photo: Lucas Jmieff
The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast

B.C. music festival visitors more likely to use drug-checking services: Interior Health

A report found high uptake of drug testing at the Bass Coast and Shambhala music festivals

The Bass Coast and Shambhala electronic music festivals each host drug-checking services. An Interior Health report shows a rise in festival goers having their drugs checked, especially if they bought drugs at the festival. Photo: Bass Coast
Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)

Interior Health testing radon in schools

Pilot project taking place in all districts and participating independent schools

Radon is a concern for indoor environments such as schools. (National Health Authority video still)
The low water levels in the Arrow Lakes are very noticible at Scotties Marina north of Castlegar. Photos: Betsy Kline

After reaching unusual lows, Arrow Lakes Reservoir begins to refill

BC Hydro says the Arrow Lakes has likely reached the minimum elevation for this winter

The low water levels in the Arrow Lakes are very noticible at Scotties Marina north of Castlegar. Photos: Betsy Kline
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
The Hugh Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar was one of three built as part of the Columbia River Treaty. It has had a huge impact on the Columbia River valley all the way to Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about hockey

Canada is a nation of hockey players and dedicated fans of the game

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jake Allen is congratulated by teammates after stopping the Calgary Flames in the shootout to win 2-1 in NHL hockey action in Montreal, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. When did the Canadiens last win the Stanley Cup? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)
Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson

Second Nelson police officer dies after being caught in avalanche

Const. Mathieu Nolet died Saturday at Kelowna General Hospital

Const. Mathieu Nolet, left, poses with Chief Donovan Fisher during a swearing-in ceremony in Nelson, in this undated handout photo. Nolet was declared dead on Jan. 21 after being caught in an avalanche on Jan. 9. Photo: City of Nelson
A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society

ECOLOGICAL COMMENT: Where have the white sturgeon gone?

A column by Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students

A white sturgeon is seen in B.C. waters after being captured during sampling by the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society
The Silver King Chair at Whitewater Ski Resort has been shut down due to a part that requires replacement. Photo: Whitewater Ski Resort
The Silver King Chair at Whitewater Ski Resort has been shut down due to a part that requires replacement. Photo: Whitewater Ski Resort
Marty Schaffer leads a group in the backcountry. (Max Vidricaire)

How the snowpack in Revelstoke’s backcountry is affecting business

CAPOW is a backcountry guiding service that operates southwest of Revelstoke

Marty Schaffer leads a group in the backcountry. (Max Vidricaire)
Thomas Linthorne. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Wanted man found by Creston RCMP

Thomas Linthorne was arrested on Jan. 18

Thomas Linthorne. (RCMP photo)
Const. Wade Tittemore poses in this undated handout photo. Tittemore, who died in an avalanche in southeastern B.C. on Jan. 9, has been posthumously promoted to detective for his dedication and commitment as an officer. Photo: City of Nelson

Nelson police officer posthumously promoted to detective

Wade Tittemore received the promotion during a funeral service

Const. Wade Tittemore poses in this undated handout photo. Tittemore, who died in an avalanche in southeastern B.C. on Jan. 9, has been posthumously promoted to detective for his dedication and commitment as an officer. Photo: City of Nelson
Mercer Celgar’s Castlegar plant. Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar

Mercer Celgar announces 3-week downtime at Castlegar mill due to fibre supply issues

The Castlegar mill has already been operating at reduced production rates for the past two months

Mercer Celgar’s Castlegar plant. Photo courtesy of Mercer Celgar
Photo: Trail.ca

Trail Mountie under internal investigation over anti-Trudeau website

Trail’s top cop and deputy mayor speak out about since-deleted website

Photo: Trail.ca
Steven Walker died after a short battle with colon cancer. Photo: GoFundMe screenshot

Father of Castlegar’s New Year’s baby dies after short battle with cancer

A fundraiser launched this week to support the family of Steve Walker

Steven Walker died after a short battle with colon cancer. Photo: GoFundMe screenshot
RCMP say a School District 8 bus in Salmo was struck on the highway Jan. 18 while taking children to school. File photo
RCMP say a School District 8 bus in Salmo was struck on the highway Jan. 18 while taking children to school. File photo