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September 2021
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

A public inquest into the death of a man shot by police near Slocan in 2014 is set to begin in Nelson later this month.

The details surrounding the death of Peter John de Groot will be the subject of the BC Coroners Service public inquest scheduled to begin Sept. 27 at the Nelson Courthouse (9:30 a.m.).

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Sep 13 2021

Interior Health is updating COVID-19 regional medical health officer orders to make it possible for larger events to go ahead in the Interior, as long as participants show proof of full vaccination.

“Thank you to everyone across the Interior who continues to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

Arrests will be made if people insist on ‘flaunting the current health directions’ regarding COVID-19 restrictions, the city’s chief constable has declared.

By Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 13 2021

“We can envisage a world that is different but in order to bring it into being, we must take action.” – Alastair McIntosh

Activism comes in all sizes, shapes, and at all ages.

Greta Thunberg was only eight when she first learned about the climate crisis.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 13 2021

Penticton RCMP are releasing a photo and the identity of the man who died after being found unresponsive on a school field in early September. 

By Contributor on Monday Sep 13 2021

It was a happy mistake for Clarence Wilkie’s wife, who mistook his $150,000 win from a 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

An ongoing wildfire risk reduction project on 70 hectares of forest just outside of the city is reducing the threat of fire inside the city, according to a regional district official.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Sep 12 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release that effective Monday, September 13, 2021, — order of the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer (PHO) effective September 13, 2021, — people 12 and older will be required to present proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses.

By Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 11 2021

Advance voting has begun in the South Okanagan - West Kootenay Riding.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Sep 10 2021

This is the fourth of five profiles of candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

 

A familiar face is looking to turn back time on Sept. 20.

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is looking to repeat his 2015 win when he took the riding on the NDP ticket, adding his name to the 2021 list of candidates.