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The City of Castlegar has extended its six-month Open Streets Pilot Project to October 31, 2021 in support of our business community.

Over the last week, construction focused on establishing the 6th Avenue detour, completing water tie-ins between 18th and 21st Streets, milling asphalt and installing water main between 21st and 24th Streets, and patching curbs, sidewalks

The City of Castlegar, in partnership with the Selkirk College Forestry Program, is conducting FireSmart vegetation management activities on City-owned forested land at 14 Avenue and 26 Street.

 

The Kootenay/Boundary region has seen another spike in new COVID-19 cases in the province the BC Centre of Disease Control data shows.

Regional News

A surprise windstorm that swept through the West Kootenay Sunday evening knocked out power to most of Nelson Hydro customers and caused Highway 3A on the North Shore to be closed while crews dealt with several downed trees.

Nelson Hydro said on the City of Nelson Facebook page “Nelson Hydro is experiencing outages in multiple areas due to a wind event.”

A Kaslo area farmer has been given permission to plant mushrooms along a local trail as an unusual experiment in community gardening.

Robin Mercy was given the okay to “inoculate” (as planting mushrooms is called) logs along Kaslo’s Wardner Trail by council last month. He says the pilot project is a test of principles of both forestry and farming.

The Province is providing an additional $2 billion in development financing through B.C.’s HousingHub to finance the construction of thousands of new homes for middle-income families.

“For too long, hard-working middle-income families have been priced out of the housing market, and the pandemic pushed prices even higher,” said Premier John Horgan. “Today, our government is levelling up...

It has been five years since the Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency in response to the significant rise in opioid-related overdose deaths reported in B.C.

Since then, more than 7,000 family members, friends, coworkers, teammates, neighbours and friends have been lost to overdose. Thousands more have been impacted and experienced all too painfully the...