The tire kicking has begun as the city’s utility prepares for the possibility of walking away from its rural customer base and handing it over to a private utility company.
The most recent COVID-19 numbers by local health area control in the Kootenay region released Wednesday by the BC Centre of Disease shows Trail with the most cases during the week of September 19-25, 2021.
The Silver City area reported 79 new COVID-19 cases during the seven-day period. Trail reported only 17 cases during September 12-18, 2021.
This year, the Robson VFD will be hosting their Second Annual Rooftop Campout to raise critical funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Oct. 2 - 3 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. atop Johnnys Grocery & Gas. Many prizes will be available and proceeds from gas will be donated to the cause that day as well!
Last week Copcan worked on the grouting of manholes and catch basins, placing landscape rocks, finishing remaining concrete, and cleaning up the construction site.
Next week, you can expect to see:
More than 1,200 people have died as a result of toxic drugs in the first seven months of 2021, according to the latest preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service.
If you were thinking Kootenay Lake right now looked lower than it has ever been, your analysis would be correct.
The lake level is sitting nearly three feet below its normal height, said Merrell-Ann Phare, Canadian commissioner with the International Kootenay Lake board of control.
An open letter to SOWK residents:
Thank you to everyone that participated and voted in the 2021 Federal Election. Turnout across the country was lower than average so I thank you for taking the time to engage.
A new team has been created to tackle climate change in Nelson.
The city has promoted Carmen Procter — from the EcoSave Program — to a new role as climate and energy manager, and brought in Cecilia Jaques as the new climate and energy advisor.
With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.
Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.
As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.
In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.
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