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by Bob Hall on Tuesday Aug 11 2020

Scott Weatherford’s crash course in rural post-secondary began when he was appointed to the Selkirk College Board of Governors in 2017. Ivy League educated, the chief executive officer of Fruitvale’s ATCO Wood Products jumped at the chance to help strengthen the region through governance work at the board table.

by Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 10 2020

RCMP and local search and rescue crews returned to the Kootenay River this past weekend to further search for the Edmonton Alberta man who disappeared on July 30, while attempting to rescue the family's dog.

by Province of British Columbia on Sunday Aug 09 2020

The BC Wildfire Service is responding to a suspected human-caused wildfire, Stirton Road (N11005), near the community of Kimberley. The fire is approximately two hectares in size and is being actively actioned by initial attack and unit crews, with aerial support from air tankers, and ground support from the Kimberley fire department. 

by Trail Champion on Friday Aug 07 2020

Trail RCMP are reporting a busy August long weekend, and reminding the public that there are rules around the use of fireworks

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Aug 06 2020

In a media release Thursday, BC Transit, in alignment with TransLink and other transportation agencies, are proceeding with mandatory use of face coverings on buses in BC Transit communities across the Province as of August 24, 2020.

Accommodations will be permitted for children under the age of 5 and those that cannot wear a face covering for health reasons.

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Aug 05 2020

The West Kootenay/Boundary experienced some of the warmest temperatures of the year during the latter stages of July said Jesse Ellis, Weather Forecaster at the Southeast Fire Centre.

In the monthly weather synopsis, Ellis said the last week of July was hot, but not a record-breaker.

by Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Aug 04 2020

Interior Health (IH) is opening a new COVID-19 testing and assessment centre in downtown Kelowna today, providing more access for testing to people who may have been exposed to positive cases in the community.

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Aug 03 2020

I recently spent a week touring through the South Okanagan-West Kootenay, meeting elected officials and constituents as well as enjoying the lakes, rivers and mountains that make this such a wonderful place to live.  Now that COVID restrictions have been lifted somewhat, I was able to chat with people over coffee at picnic table patios in the first really fine weather of the summer.