Another West Kootenay Mayor is coming under fire for travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rossland Mayor Kathy Moore recently travelled south of the 49th parallel get vaccinated, while at the same time spending time with family.
Sunday, May 2, marks the beginning of Emergency Preparedness Week -– a national awareness initiative that has taken place every year since 1996.
The week long initiative runs through Saturday, May 8 and is an opportunity to take action to ensure you are prepared to protect yourself, your family and your community during an emergency.
It does not matter how high the price of lumber has climbed, building activity continues to climb in the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) — with record levels during the first quarter of 2021.
In Trail, two organizations have come together to build a dedicated ceremonial space to promote inclusion and remove barriers for Indigenous-led ceremonial practices.
Located outside of Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Society (FAIR) on Columbia Avenue, a 12-by-12-foot enclosed gazebo is bringing visibility to Indigenous culture in the community.
Nelson continues to be the hotspot for COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary.
In the weekly update on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Nelson topping the count during April 18 to 24 with 19 cases.
"On April 23, at 12:10 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of an organized outdoor event located at the Creekside Park located on Columbia Gardens Road in Fruitvale," Wicentowich said. "Trail RCMP observed a female speaker using a microphone to talk to an allegedly unmasked crowd of approximately 40 people.
Not everyone supports the recent implementation of lockdown measures recently introduced to the public by the BC Provincial Government.
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) lifted evacuation orders for three homes in the Fife Road area on the east side of Christina Lake this afternoon.