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January 2022
By Contributor on Monday Jan 31 2022

Library Champions is a three-month online volunteer project that connects new immigrants to the library and the community.

This project has trained 1,800 new immigrants who have reached out to over 100,000 people throughout the Lower Mainland over the past 10 years.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 31 2022

In a career that spans more than two decades, Mindy Fair has helped open dozens of recognizable restaurants both near and far. Now back in the surroundings that ignited her passion for the hospitality industry, the rookie Selkirk College instructor is taking on a new challenge as she grips the reins of an essential training ground.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jan 31 2022

West Kootenay Transit riders will soon be seeing a different pay option on bus commutes after BC Transit recently announced its project to implement an electronic fare collection system across the province.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 31 2022

More B.C. businesses were struggling to attain pre-pandemic success in 2021, with a provincial survey revealing a downswing in prospects, says a member of the city’s economic development partnership.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jan 29 2022

Saturday afternoon in front of City Hall, Nelson held its own Freedom Convoy rally as protestors in gathered to demonstrate against COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Jan 29 2022

 The Southern Interior needs to prepare for another snowstorm after Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the Boundary/Kootenay regions, including Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

By Trail Champion on Friday Jan 28 2022

The second vehicle fire in as many days sent KBRFR crews to Montrose early Friday morning, according to Acting Cpt. Lee De Pellegrin.

This, after two vehicles burned to the ground in Genelle Wednesday evening (for full coverage, click here).

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Jan 28 2022

Local pediatricians and Interior Health are encouraging families to set a goal this winter: get everyone in your household age five and over vaccinated before Family Day (Feb. 21).

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jan 28 2022

The BC Parks Licence Plate Program is marking its five-year anniversary, and more than 300 diverse projects and programs have been supported to further protect and enhance B.C.’s world-renowned parks system.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jan 28 2022

West Kootenay lumber mills will have to hurry up and wait while the federal government continues negotiations on a softwood lumber deal with the U.S.