Nelson/Castlegar educator one of 7 to be honoured by CBEEN

Last week, CBEEN’s Awards of Excellence recognized seven outstanding local educators from across the Columbia Basin region for their efforts in educating students and the public on environmental stewardship and sustainability. “The 2024 award winners include early years, elementary, post-secondary, and community educators. All are committed to creating opportunities for people to connect with, learn […]

Southeast Fire Centre issues Category 3 fire prohibitions

The BC Wildfire Service is getting the jump on any potential dangers as the region prepares for the upcoming fire season. In a media release, the BC Wildfire Service said that effective at 12:00 (noon) PDT on Friday, May 17, 2024, Category 3 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, which includes […]

Local politicians tour Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund Projects

Elected officials from throughout the Kootenay Boundary region came early to the Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Government convention last month to learn more about the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF). Councillors from the communities of Cranbrook, Greenwood, Nakusp, Nelson, and Trail joined two Regional District of East Kootenay Directors and a Director from […]

ICBC, police asking drivers to travel at safe speeds as part of newest campaign

As the weather warms and more vulnerable road users are on our roads, ICBC and police are kicking off an education and enforcement campaign to encourage drivers to travel at safe speeds to prevent crashes and keep everyone on our roads safe. Research shows that the faster you drive, the more likely you are to […]

Selkirk College Presents Renowned Environmental Activist Tzeporah Berman

From behind the bullhorn at one of Canada’s largest acts of civil disobedience to working diligently behind the scenes with the leaders of the nation’s fossil fuel industry, environmental activist Tzeporah Berman has spent three decades as a crusader for urgent change. In 1993, Berman was one of the main voices of what became known […]

Selkirk College Nursing Program's RIce and Beans Dinner is back!

Who? Selkirk College’s International Community Health Nursing Program in Guatemala What?  Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner When? Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Where? St. Rita’s Parish 513–7 Ave in Castlegar This May, a group of three senior Selkirk College nursing students will be participating in a four-week international community health nursing practice experience in […]

RDCK Local Conservation Fund helping support local water, wildlife and habitat

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program Eight important conservation projects were approved last month by Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2024. A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides dedicated funding to valuable conservation projects in Electoral Areas A, D, E, […]

Selkirk College Students Tops in Business Simulation Competition

In an important test of what’s to come after graduation, four students in Selkirk College’s School of Business triumphed in a simulation competition that matched their talents against top-notch post-secondary peers. Held at New Westminster’s Douglas College in early-March, the annual Western Canadian Business Competition (WCBC) brought together schools from across British Columbia and Alberta […]

Two harm reduction programs not effectively implemented, audits find

B.C.’s auditor general has found that two provincial harm reduction programs that work to reduce toxic drug-related deaths and injuries weren’t effectively implemented by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and the Ministry of Health. The two ministries lead B.C.’s response to the toxic drug emergency, focusing on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. […]

Ecosystem restoration burn planned for Deer Park Mountain

The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program section of the Ministry of Forests, in conducting an ecosystem restoration burn within one kilometre of Deer Park. The exact timing will depend on weather and site conditions but could start as early as Monday, March 18, 2024.  This prescribed burn will […]
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