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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jan 18 2022

One of the more popular community engagement events in the Columbia Basin will remain online for the third straight year.

The Columbia Basin Trust’s Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program opened for grant applications earlier this month and — after a regional district board motion — adjudication will remain online.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Jan 17 2022

Riders of West Kootenay Transit, including Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Balfour, Kaslo and the Slocan Valley areas, will be excited about the announcement that the NextRide program is coming this summer.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jan 17 2022

The management of waste in the city is going up again.

City council passed third reading on the bylaw to bump the cost for curbside waste recovery in 2022 by $25 to fund the organics diversion program.

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 16 2022

The BC Games Society and the Greater Vernon 2022 BC Winter Games Society have made the difficult decision not to stage the BC Winter Games next month.

However, Games organizers and stakeholders will explore options to see if the region can deliver this multi-sport event in 2023.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jan 15 2022

A concern over individual community’s contribution to a regional homelessness problem was not enough to derail support for a Selkirk College-led project designed for the streets.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jan 13 2022

The raw wound of unequal distribution of COVID-19 federal/provincial re-start money could not be soothed for some at the regional district level.

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jan 12 2022

Canada and the U.S. met for the 12th round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Building on discussions during the previous round in December 2021, the one-day virtual session focused on evolving concepts for post-2024 flood risk management, Canada’s desire for more operational flexibility and mechanisms for achieving ecosystem objectives.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jan 12 2022

The Creston scholastic region is looking to employ social distancing with the rest of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake).

The investigation of the creation of a new school district for the Creston region — now part of SD8 — has been proposed by a current SD8 trustee and the superintendent of schools, Trish Smillie, is now investigating the possibility.