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by FortisBC PowerSense on Monday Jun 17 2019

Ed.Note: THe following is a press release issued by Fortis BC:

We feel like proud parents!

We’re pleased to announce that the osprey pair on our Benvoulin nest in Kelowna successfully hatched three chicks Wednesday morning....

by BC Hydro on Monday Jun 17 2019

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at noon on Friday, June 21. The lock will reopen at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 22.   

This closure is necessary to undertake maintenance activities that will ensure the long-term, reliable and safe operation of the navigational lock. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this closure may cause and thank you for...

by RDKB on Monday Jun 17 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary will test its new emergency alerting system at 10:30 a.m. on June 21, 2019. Anyone registered will receive a test message via mobile cell phone app, SMS text message, voice message over cell or landline, or by email depending upon how the registrant has chosen to be notified when signing up.

This test is the final stage of...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 13 2019
In a brief press release issued this morning, police confirmed that missing Trail man Steven Sutherland was found.
"Steven Sutherland has been LOCATED and is being assessed. Thank you to the public, SAR, and media for the assistance."
 
Previous coverage:
 
On June 12, the Trail and Greater District...
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning.

Hawken is the author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “Drawdown” is “the point at which levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and then steadily...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

The BC Wildfire Service is advising the public that effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as some other activities and the use of certain equipment, will be restricted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2019, or until the order is rescinded. Anyone conducting Category 2 or Category...

by Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

An industry that has been the backbone of the region’s economy for years but has been forced to operate in the shadows now has some municipal acknowledgement.

The Nelson Cannabis Collective had requested Monday night at City Hall during the regular meeting of council that the city provide a letter of support with regard to local cannabis cultivation.

The letter was intended as an...

by Valerie Rossi on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Austin Engineering Ltd. and its research partners are taking their findings on how dams respond during earthquakes to an international audience this week when they present at The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

The Trail, BC engineering firm, Selkirk...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 11 2019

Do you love (or fear) bears and want to know more about them? Did you know we share this area with wolves and cougars? And what do you know about the elusive Mountain Caribou?

Join Touchstones Museum Indigenous Educator and Wildlife Technician Toni Appleby as she shares stories from years studying, tracking, and reporting on regional wildlife and the knowledge she gained. This series is...

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