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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Jun 27 2022

Capital cost considerations could outstrip the reach of a project to construct a docking facility for a North Shore, largely boat access community, a regional district feasibility study revealed.

The gap between what the owners of 57 parcels of land in the Grohman Creek neighbourhood — located on the north side of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake in Electoral Area F — can afford to pay...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jun 26 2022

The upcoming weather forecast is predicting continued unsettled conditions throughout the province while a significant risk builds over the short-term for a potential heavy rain to fall on a melting snow pack.

According to the latest B.C. River Forecast Centre Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin, an unsettled weather forecast and more rain could combine with the region’s...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jun 25 2022

A recent online educational start-up from Nelson has brought their content into the free realm.

Thanks to an agreement between the Government of Canada and the Ministry of Education, all students in Focused ED in B.C. public schools will be able to access Live It Earth’s bilingual — place-based online education programming.

Place-based learning is a method of practice that uses...

by BC Hydro on Friday Jun 24 2022

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Saturday, June 25. These changes are in addition to the flow changes that took place on Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24.  

•           At 6 a.m., flows will increase from 1,444 m3/s to 1,585 m3/s.

•           At 7 a.m., flows will increase from 1,585 m3/s...

by BC Hydro on Friday Jun 24 2022

BC Hydro data shows a rise in air conditioning (AC) use in B.C. homes has significantly increased summer electricity demand and it is forecasting this upward trend will continue due to climate change.

The new report titled, “AC dependency: summer demand for electricity increasing with AC use,” shows since 2017 BC Hydro residential electricity demand has increased by 12 per cent from...

by BC Hydro on Friday Jun 24 2022

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24:

  • On Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m., flows will increase from 595 m3/s to 736 m3/s.
  • On Thursday, June 23 at 1:00 p.m., flows will increase from 736 m3/s to 878 m3/s.
  • On Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 p.m...
by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Jun 24 2022

Call it Cancel-gar no more.

The region’s main airport has found a partial solution to erasing the moniker that has dogged the airport for years — and cancelled countless flights — since it was established.

In a bid the City of Castlegar-owned facility is applying to the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) Strategic Priorities Fund, hoping to implement a navigational performance...

by City of Castlegar on Thursday Jun 23 2022

With more bears active than normal in Castlegar, the City and WildSafeBC remind residents to manage attractants to avoid the preventable destruction of bears. 

To help, garbage bin tagging will begin next week. Big tagging is an educational activity performed by the WildSafeBC Community Coordinator on behalf of the City of Castlegar. It consists of placing a highly visible and removable...

by Katrine Conroy on Thursday Jun 23 2022

Dear Neighbours, Friends and Community Members, 

The history of the equal rights movement for 2SLGBTQ+ people is generally thought to have started in 1969 in New York City where a riot began at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, in response to years of suppression. Pride began as a protest and that work continues today. The reality is that 2SLGBTQ+ people continue to face stigma...

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 23 2022

Effective at noon on Thursday, June 30, 2022, Category 3 open burning, as defined in the Wildfire Regulation, will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, 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 wildfires caused by Category 3 burning and to...

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