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by Bob Hall on Sunday Feb 19 2023

A group of community-minded Selkirk College students are doing their part to help those in the region experiencing hurt, hunger and homelessness.

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program

Across the province, Local Conservation Funds are an approach that a growing number of communities and local governments are taking.

Local Conservation Funds provide much-needed financial support for important local projects that contribute to the health of wildlife, habitat and water.

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Feb 10 2023
A local woman, Chantelle Drouin, has started a Go Fund Me page for a Rossland family who lost 25 family members in an earthquake in Turkey. Drouin described her fundraiser as follows:
"My dearest friend and colleague Cheryl Forrest and her three children have suffered a tremendous loss that no family should ever have to experience.
by Contributor on Friday Feb 10 2023

Thursday, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and Morag Carter, Executive Director of the Skills Centre, announced a federal investment of more than $2.3 million towards the Skills Centre Eco-Renovation Project.

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 10 2023

The Nelson Police Department said Friday that human remains discovered following a recent house fire in the Beasley area are those of a missing Nelson man.

Nelson Police said the Department was recently advised by local RCMP that, while conducting the investigation into the house fire in the Beasley area human remains found at the scene of the fire were confirmed of Mr. Mahoney.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Feb 10 2023

An environmental group in the East Kootenay, Wildsight, strongly supports a recent fine of Teck Coal Limited for failure to construct a water treatment facility by the required permit data, along with fines for exceedances in selenium and nitrate.

Teck Coal Limited was fined $16.5 million by the BC Government.

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Feb 10 2023

The love for the city’s waterfront Hall Street Pier project is expected to be shown in a regular council meeting on Valentine’s Day.

City council is expected to hear back from city staff during the meeting on how it can afford continuing with the project and the $860,000 needed to finish it as planned with a canopy.

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Feb 08 2023

There’s a budding young cross country ski superstar in the making living in the Slocan Valley.

Oscar Massé recently won a pair of gold medals at the Western Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships held in Kimberley.

Massé, 11, earned the first-place finishes in the U12 Skate and Classic distance events.