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March 2023
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Mar 28 2023

Builders in the regional district are taking one more step along the road to energy efficiency.

New buildings are going to be 20 per cent more efficient — than an equivalent building constructed prior to the 2018 Building Code — starting May 1 as the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) moves toward implementation of Step Code 3.

By DriveSmartBC on Monday Mar 27 2023

I learned this week that Canadians are considered to rank 42nd out of 50 countries based on how good they are to drive in. This disappointed me until I sat back and thought about it a bit. Based on a bit of self examination and what I see happen around me when I drive I think that I have to say that we are not serious about road safety.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 27 2023

Don’t put away those winter tires just yet in the Kootenay/Boundary region of BC.

Even though it’s officially spring, winter tires or chains are still required on designated highways through March 31. For highways located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, the requirements extend until April 30.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is saddened to share news of the passing of Princeton Posse assistant coach Morton Johnston, who perished in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023

On Tuesday, March 28, Kootenay author Terry Nelson will join Neighbours United at their new office in Castlegar at 1104 3rd St, V1N 1Z9 from 6pm - 8pm to discuss his latest book, Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 27 2023

The West Kootenay region is lagging behind much of the province when it comes to snowpack and sits lower at this time of the year than it normally does.

The Ministry of Forests Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin (March) has the West Kootenay pegged at 90 per cent of normal, below the average of 94 per cent from across the province.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Mar 24 2023

Police have found the American in question. He is now safe and receiving medical attention.

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By Katrine Conroy on Friday Mar 24 2023

Dear Community Member, Neighbour and Friends,

By City of Castlegar on Friday Mar 24 2023

Emerald Green Strata

Council received a presentation from the Emerald Green Strata requesting the City consider assuming jurisdiction of Emerald Green. Council asked staff to investigate the potential of what this would mean for the City and prepare a report.

Administrative Staff Compensation Grid Adjustment

By Seven Summits Centre for Learning on Friday Mar 24 2023
As important as it is to learn reading, writing, and arithmetic, hands-on workshops in high school teach essential life skills to prepare individuals to live independently. The development of life skills is an ongoing process.