Interior Health is advising the public of the importance of avoiding physical contact with bats, the primary carrier of the rabies virus in B.C.
IH said rabies is a very serious disease that affects the nervous system and is almost always fatal if not treated in time.
In 2016, 61 people in the Interior Health region were treated for potential exposure to rabies.
Daffodils are still blooming in Sunningdale, reminding the community of a successful Canadian Cancer Society event that planted hope and support for individuals touched with cancer.
City council has approved a new, single, simplified rate for transit, as recommended by a recent BC Transit Fare review, but it comes at a price.
A 25-cent price.
A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate change on a delicate ecosystem.
With parking space already at a premium in the city's downtown, the premium people pay to park is now going up.
City council approved third reading on a change to the per hour rates they charge for metered parking, increasing the cost by 25 per cent, from $1 per hour to $1.25.
Residents of Ymir say they’re alarmed by plans of BC Timber Sales to allow logging in their community watershed.
They’re concerned that their tiny community water system could be damaged by forestry operations in the area.
The Boundary region appears to have dodge a flooding bullet, for now, prompting the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre to cancel the States of Local Emergency.
“River and stream levels in the Boundary forecasts downgraded significantly (Saturday) morning . . ..River levels expected to be well below last weekend's levels,” the RDKB media release said.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary issued an Evacuation Alert for Manly Meadows Area.
The RDKB said the alert is being issued due to the potential for a second spike in flooding from the Kettle River in the Manly Meadows Area.
"Predictions are that the water level could exceed those experienced on Saturday, May 6," the media release said.