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by Timothy Schafer on Friday Apr 19 2019

The city is taking the plight of the woods of Cottonwood Lake to the regional level, and is hoping to eventually reach a higher stage.

A resolution has been passed for consideration at the next Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) convention that addresses forest harvesting for commercial purposes on private lands.

The amended Private Forest Lands Resolution...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Apr 19 2019

Nelson’s Sebastian Bodine is one of four winners of the 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship the RCMP  said in a media release earlier this month.

The Scholarships are awarded to full-time college or university students who've made significant efforts to prevent bullying or harassment in their schools and communities.

“I'm grateful to have received the 2018 Troop 17 Scholarship,” said...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The City of Castlegar in partnership with the Selkirk College Forestry Program, will be conducting FireSmart vegetation management activities on City-owned forested land off of 14Avenue and 26 Street. This area is near the Waterline road and adjacent to the Kinnaird Park Community Church.

FireSmart is a national initiative to help property owners and communities understand...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The 13-year-old mountain-bike rider who was injured last week in a mishap at RossGlen bike skills park was taken to the hospital in Trail for treatment, according to a news release from our local RCMP detachment in Trail. 

To help riders stay safe, the RCMP will be hosting a bike safety rodeo in May; details will be posted later when they become available.

More skills...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

The City of Castlegar hasreceived a grant that will help reduce the risk and impact of wildfires.A $30,000 grant received from the Ministry of Forestry, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development will update the City of Castlegar Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The plan update will be complete within one year.

“This might be the most important plan we have that few...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

It’s heartening, in the midst of the human-caused sixth mass extinction, to find good wildlife recovery news. As plant and animal species disappear faster than they have for millions of years, Russia’s Siberian, or Amur, tigers are making a comeback. After falling to a low of just a few dozen in the mid-20th century, the tigers now number around 500, with close to 100 cubs — thanks to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Premier John Horgan has announced that the Province has appointed Blair Lekstrom as community liaison tasked with engaging residents of the Peace region on draft partnership agreements on caribou recovery.

Premier Horgan has also extended the engagement period to May 31, 2019, in order to give Lekstrom time to work with local leaders.

“People want to see the continued strength of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 16 2019

Cannabis stakeholders and government officials convened to discuss the future of the regulated cannabis market at the inaugural Kootenay Cannabis Symposium, hosted recently at the Prestige Lakeside Resort in Nelson.

Produced by the Kootenay United Cannabis Association (KUCA), in cooperation with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), the symposium was created to identify and...

by Michael Jessen on Sunday Apr 14 2019

“For everything there is a season, and  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” – Book of Ecclesiastes, chapter 3

Elizabeth McCord, the fictional U.S. Secretary of State on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary, is practising a speech at the opening of Season 5’s Episode 18.

“Climate change is no longer...

by BC Hydro on Sunday Apr 14 2019

The Navigational Lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed from Sunday, April 28th to Tuesday, May 14th inclusive. The lock is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15th. This closure is necessary to perform maintenance activities that will ensure the long-term, reliable and safe operations of the lock.

We are sorry for any...

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