The preparation for the coming fire season has already begun.
With the 2021 wildfire season in the West Kootenay section of the Southeast Fire Centre going down as one of the most active on record, an advance move had to be made to ensure people and property are protected in 2022.
On January 1, 2022, at 2:36 a.m. Trail and Greater District RCMP received a statue of Mary and Jesus located in the 800 block of Victoria Street, in Trail.
On Sunday, Jan. 2, at 11:53 a.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a 39-year-old Fruitvale woman was allegedly assaulted and injured by a 19-year-old Trail man while inside the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, in Trail, according to Trail RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
Grade 12 completion rates for School District No. 8 remain below the provincial average, according to statistics released by the district.
Homeowners are going to get a shock in the next few days after receiving their 2022 assessments.
In a media release Tuesday, BC Assessment said owners of about 150,000 properties throughout the Kootenay Columbia region will receive their 2022 assessment notices that reflect market value as of July 1, 2021.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the Boundary, West Kootenay, Slocan and Arrow Lakes and Kootenay Lake regions, with accumulations between 10 to 15 cm for the region and 25 to 40 cm for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.
Environment Canada said a long period snowfall event is expected beginning Wednesday night and into Friday.
A potential disaster may have been averted after some residents of the Lower Six-Mile area, north of Nelson, experienced flooding in their basements Tuesday due to an ice jam in Duhamel Creek that caused water to rise.
The Smoke Eaters have announce multiple schedule changes including the postponement of one game and the addition of others.