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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

An ongoing wildfire risk reduction project on 70 hectares of forest just outside of the city is reducing the threat of fire inside the city, according to a regional district official.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Sep 12 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release that effective Monday, September 13, 2021, — order of the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer (PHO) effective September 13, 2021, — people 12 and older will be required to present proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Sep 10 2021

This is the fourth of five profiles of candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

 

A familiar face is looking to turn back time on Sept. 20.

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is looking to repeat his 2015 win when he took the riding on the NDP ticket, adding his name to the 2021 list of candidates.

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

On Sept. 3, at 8:15 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a five-year-old Trail boy and a eight-year-old Trail girl had wandered away from their residences in the 1900 block of Seventh Avenue in Trail. RCMP officers conducted patrols and located the two children unharmed in 1500 block of Bay Avenue in downtown Trail.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

This is the second of five profiles of candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

There are a few musts that make democracy work.

Democracy must be participatory and it must encourage rigorous dialogue, said Sarah Bennett, People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Kootenay-Columbia.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

The Nelson Airport provided the backdrop to raise awareness and funds for Hope Air — a national charity that provides free flights and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must reach medical care far from home.

Last Friday morning, pilot Dave McElroy landed at the Nelson Airport as part of the fourth annual Give Hope Wings expedition, held from August 23 to September 3.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

Six months of below-average precipitation ended in August said the Southeast Fire Centre in its monthly weather synopsis.

The increase in precipitation, which slowed the spread of wildfires in the region, was caused by a significant shift in the large-scale circulation that allowed approximately ten waves of moisture during the month of August. 

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

A city-sponsored contest is encouraging people to get vaccinated but is in no way forcing them to do so, noted one city councillor.

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