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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Kootenay region went from one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment one year ago to dropping to nearly one third of that rate, according to recent labour force statistics.

by Teck Trail Operations on Thursday Sep 23 2021

Teck Trail Operations is proud to commemorate 125 years of continuous smelting with an eight-part series that explores the company’s significant role in the region and industry, from the gold rush to becoming one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining complexes.

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

A nearly zero per cent rental availability rate in Nelson had troubled Jim Reimer for years.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Two years later the song remains the same.

In the 2019 federal election the Liberals won a minority government — being declared before polls closed in B.C. — and Conservative candidate Rob Morrison edged NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for the Kootenay-Columbia seat.

by Benjamin Phillips on Monday Sep 20 2021

The Trail Smoke Eaters, in conjunction with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, are excited to announce a special exhibition game, as the Smoke Eaters will face off against Canada's National Women's Team.

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 20 2021

Outpatient care has improved for people in Trail and surrounding communities with the opening of the new ambulatory care wing at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital (KBRH) on Sept. 20, 2021.

Other communities that will benefit include Rock Creek, Grand Forks, Castlegar, Salmo, Nelson, the Slocan Valley, Nakusp, Kaslo and Crawford Bay.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 19 2021

People can light them if they got them as the burning ban has been lifted in most of the rural West Kootenay region.

As of late last week open burning is permitted in several fire zones, including Kootenay Lake — which contains Nelson and the Slocan Valley — Arrow, Columbia, Invermere and Cranbrook.

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