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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 12 2023

Call it the drive for five.

City council has made up for keeping taxes low or at the rate of inflation — as provided by Statistics Canada — for the last five years with a 5.8 per cent increase in municipal property taxes for 2023.

by BC Hydro on Friday May 12 2023

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to decrease by 0.7 metres (2.3 feet) over the two days.

by Contributor on Friday May 12 2023

It’s finally May, which generally sees a warming of the weather.

This means the water temperatures are rising, and the fish are waking up.

Here’s your latest fishing reports:

Kootenay Lake:

It’s like a switch has turned to the on position. The water temperatures are finally in the high 40’s and the fish are putting on the ‘feed bags’.

by Rob Morrison MP Kootenay Columbia on Friday May 12 2023

Decriminalizing hard drugs is not a solution.

On May 30th last year, the federal government announced it would grant the BC government’s request for an exemption from the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. What followed was less enforcement, more opioids (heroin, morphine, and fentanyl), crack, meth and cocaine on our streets resulting in higher death and overdose rates. 

by Contributor on Friday May 12 2023

 Kat Hartwig of Brisco is the recipient of two BC Achievement awards, which were presented to her during a formal ceremony held at Government House in Victoria on Wednesday, May 10.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday May 11 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the BC Interior, with the region expected to experience unseasonably hot temperatures beginning Friday.

Environment Canada said from Friday through to Tuesday, daytime highs may rise to the mid-30’s C over the central and southern interior while northern regions will see temperatures reaching the mid 20’s C.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 10 2023

Creston RCMP are happy to report that Chad Meszarosi is now in police custody following a response to a call from the public in the Trail area.

"We would like to thank the public and the Trail RCMP for their assistance and excellent response in locating Meszarosi," said Creston RCMP Detachment Commander S/Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 09 2023

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure released an update regarding the construction of the new Kootenay Lake Ferry.

In a media release, the MOTI said the ferry construction at the temporary shipyard on the north side of Nelson is ongoing.