Civic Centre revitalization project takes step back after being stalled by escalating costs

Escalating costs and scope have dampened the enthusiasm and momentum of the Civic Centre project causing the City to head back to the drawing board for solutions. City manager Kevin Cormack said the City is still “working through that one” as it tries to match the needs of the heritage facility with the dollars to […]

BC Wildlife Federation's BC Rivers Day: The New Normal is anything but normal

September 24, B.C. Rivers Day highlights the decline of the province’s vital arteries  It is tempting to shrug off the latest catastrophic wildfire season as The New Normal and throw up our hands about the damage that incinerated forests do to B.C. rivers and fish habitat. Forest fires are normal, natural, and even rejuvenating for […]

BC Hydro’s mitigation efforts in response to severe drought on Arrow Lakes Reservoir

Over the past few months, water levels on the Arrow Lakes Reservoir have decreased significantly, and we know this had had an impact on the community and can appreciate how difficult it has been. While protecting wildlife and the environment is a top priority, the impacts of the severe drought have resulted in stranded fish […]

Bailey Theatre launches pick your own season Patron Membership offer

Trail & District Arts Council is announcing the launch of their 2023-24 season of exciting shows at The Bailey Theatre in downtown Trail. As well as Artistic Director Nadine Tremblay’s lovingly curated selection of shows for an affordable price in the Classical, Family, Jazz, and Performing Arts Trail series, you will be able to save […]

Motorcyclist killed in accident on Highway 3A/6 west of Nelson

RCMP said a 63-year-old man died Monday afternoon as a result of a traffic accident near Bonnington Road west of Nelson. RCMP said the fatal collision involving a motorcycle and a SUV happened at approximately 1 p.m. Monday, September 18th. “Initial investigation determined that the motorcyclist struck an SUV which was stopped in the passing […]

RD’s form partnership regarding diversion of organic waste

Organic waste will be diverted from the more populous parts of the Kootenay Boundary region district to the Central Kootenay regional district after the two regional governments signed an agreement recently. A memorandum of understanding was signed last week between the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) […]

OP/ED: From Executive Director, Columbia River Treaty, and B.C. lead, Canadian Negotiation Delegation

As British Columbia’s lead in negotiations with the United States to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, I would like to comment on the difficult conditions in the Arrow Lakes Reservoir this year. My perspective comes from having lived in the West Kootenay for 10 years, assuming several provincial environmental roles in the region and, for […]
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