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March 2022
By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Mar 31 2022

Spring is here and the warmer weather means more people will be out hiking in tall grass or wooded areas which can also mean an increased chance of getting tick bites. Ticks are small bugs that bite and feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease. Fortunately, there are precautions people can take to prevent illnesses that may be transmitted from tick bites.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 31 2022

In a media release Thursday, the Province, through BC Housing, said the North Shore Inn in Nelson has been purchased to provide 30 homes with supports for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

The North Shore Inn is located a few hundred meters across the Big Orange Bridge north of Nelson on Highway 3A.

By BC Hydro on Thursday Mar 31 2022

Starting April 1, electricity bills for BC Hydro customers will be reduced by an average of 1.4 per cent, following interim approval by the BC Utilities Commission.

The rate decrease is part of a three-year rate application that, if approved, marks a period of the lowest rate increases in B.C. over the past 15 years.  

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Mar 31 2022

The intensive work to save 49 hectares of land near Cottonwood Lake is coming to fruition.

The intent to transfer the land acquired by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) in 2021— as a result of the fundraising efforts by the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) — to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has begun.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

Committed to his community and adored by patients, Dr. Jack Colbert was the epitome of a rural doctor. A passionate supporter of Selkirk College and empowering future health care professionals, the new Dr. Jack Colbert Memorial Awards Fund is a legacy that will assist students in the Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program aiming to follow in his inspiring footsteps.

By CBT on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

Wildfires have hit rural communities in the Columbia Basin hard, and the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively affected people living here.

To provide employment while taking preventative measures to reduce the risk of wildfires, 12 projects in 10 rural communities are receiving $1.2 million to create 93 jobs that improve community resilience to wildfire.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a serious blow to their Teck Cup Championship hopes Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

Will McPhee scored at 15:04 of triple overtime period to spark the Revelstoke Grizzlies to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the hometown Leafs.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 30 2022

A process is underway that could draw the entirety of electoral Area E into the Nelson Public Library service, delivering access that sustain both sides.

Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) staff have been instructed to prepare a service establishment bylaw for electoral Area E’s library contribution service “subject to staff conducting a public consultation process.”

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 29 2022

Many students across B.C. returned to school this week amid a pandemic that has not ended, but without the protection offered by mask mandates.

By Contributor on Tuesday Mar 29 2022

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 25-year-old Jessica Maley-Ross who was reported missing by her family on Friday March 25, 2022. Investigators were told that the last contact they had with her was in October of 2021.