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August 2022
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Aug 16 2022

Elected officials in Nelson will see a bump in wages in the next incarnation of city council.

A city staff report revealed an underpaid group of city councillors and mayor compared to similar sized cities in B.C., and recommended an increase to the remuneration for council of 5.14 per cent, moving salaries from $26,212 to $27,560 for city council.

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday Aug 15 2022

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Emergency Support Services (ESS) teams are in need of volunteers in Creston, West Creston, Erickson and the Canyon-Lister area.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Aug 15 2022

The BC RCMP Major Crime Unit (BC RCMP MCU) with the assistance of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has now taken over a suspicious death investigation in Castlegar.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 15 2022

Everyone is on-board for the new transit exchange for the city’s downtown after the BC Transit business case for the project was approved by the city.

By Contributor on Saturday Aug 13 2022

The BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) public service bargaining unit will begin targeted job action at select BC Liquor Distribution Branch wholesale and distribution centres at 3:30 pm today after issuing strike notice on Friday, August 12.
 
Picket lines will go up at the following locations:

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Aug 12 2022

The Kootenay Community Bat Project is suggesting people may be noticing more bats around their house or property as mid-summer is a time typically for more activity.

The KCBP said in a media release that landowners typically may notice more bat activity, have bats flying into their house and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

By City of Trail on Friday Aug 12 2022

Pride Trail B.C., the Trail & District Public Library, IncrEDIBLE Trail and the City of Trail are excited to host Pride 2022 at Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 13 on the Esplanade / Jubilee Park from 10 am to 2 pm. Everyone is invited to join us! 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Aug 12 2022

As forecast, thunderstorms began passing through the Southeast Fire Centre on August 11, 2022, the BC Wildfire Service is currently responding to 10 new lightning-caused wildfires the Southeast Fire Centre said in a media release Friday.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Aug 12 2022

Following Thursday’s light show that saw lighting light up the sky throughout the region, Environment Canada is again issuing a Thunderstorm Watch for most of the southern interior of BC, including Boundary, Kootenay Lake, West Kootenay, East Kootenay and Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lakes areas.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 12 2022

There is reason for optimism in regards to fire season as it relates to the West Kootenay region this August, according to the BC Wildfire Service.