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December 2021
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 31 2021

The remains of old growth forests in the region are protected, for now.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Dec 31 2021

Olivia is once again the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.

Olivia is followed by Liam, Noah, Jack, Emma, Benjamin, Theodore, Oliver and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 31 2021

 

Environment Canada upgraded its Weather Alert to a Snowfall Warning Sunday for the West Kootenay region, including Kootenay Lake.

A Weather Alert remains for Boundary region, including Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — that could see upwards of 60 cm hit the pavement.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 31 2021

The spike in ne

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Dec 31 2021

The cost of curbside waste recovery in the city is likely to be going up in the new year.

In its budget discussions Dec. 17 it was revealed that city council will likely be bumping the cost for curbside waste recovery in 2022 by $25 to fund the organics diversion program.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 30 2021

Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the Nelson area after a sample believed to be cocaine tested positive for fentanyl. 

Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday, the overdose risk is very high when stimulant samples are contaminated with fentanyl.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 30 2021

More power generation must be made in-house in Nelson and to develop more hydro-electric possibilities around city sooner, rather than later, says one city councillor.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

A full return to school for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 10, in order to give public health and B.C. schools additional time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant on communities and schools, and to implement enhanced safety plans to support the continuation of in-class learning.  

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

The Province is working to bring down costs for people in 2022.

In the coming year, families will benefit from:

By BC Hydro on Wednesday Dec 29 2021

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will decrease noticeably on Saturday, January 1:

•At 7:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 2,265 m3/s to 2,124 m3/s.

•At 8:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 2,124 m3/s to 1,982 m3/s.

•At 9:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 1,982 m3/s to 1,883 m3/s.