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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

A nearly zero per cent rental availability rate in Nelson had troubled Jim Reimer for years.

The pastor of Kootenay Christian Fellowship (KCF) watched the door slowly shut on available rental accommodations and affordability in Nelson for working class people as the housing market transitioned traditional rental units to short-term offerings over the last 10...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Richard Cannings is heading back to Ottawa to represent the riding in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

In an election that mirrored one in 2019, the NDP candidate defeated Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party for the second consecutive time by more than 3,600 (24,759 total) votes.

The South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, which includes Castlegar, the Slocan Valley and Trail...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Two years later the song remains the same.

In the 2019 federal election the Liberals won a minority government — being declared before polls closed in B.C. — and Conservative candidate Rob Morrison edged NDP candidate Wayne Stetski for the Kootenay-Columbia seat.

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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 20 2021

 As of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, 86.8% (4,024,302) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.4% (3,679,181) received their second dose.

In addition, 87.4% (3,778,735) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.2% (3,470,043) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,692...

by BC Hydro on Monday Sep 20 2021

A new BC Hydro report outlines how drought-weakened trees coupled with stormier La Niña weather conditionsmay result inmore power outages this fall and winter.

In the report titled, “The perfect storm: How summer drought could mean severe fall storm fallout,”  BC Hydro meteorologistspredict this summer’s record-breaking temperatures in B.C. could mean a fresh accumulation of...

by Lower Columbia Initiatives Corp on Monday Sep 20 2021

Economic activity is ramping up in the Lower Columbia region, as two new directors lead the charge.

Rebecca Richards has been appointed Director of the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) in partnership with Jacomien van Tonder, Director of Metal Tech Alley. Their co-directorship responds to both entities...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 19 2021

People can light them if they got them as the burning ban has been lifted in most of the rural West Kootenay region.

As of late last week open burning is permitted in several fire zones, including Kootenay Lake — which contains Nelson and the Slocan Valley — Arrow, Columbia, Invermere and Cranbrook.

The lifting of the ban — which had been in place for nearly three months —...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 19 2021

Saturday marked another round of protests in Nelson as anti-vaccine supporters filled the sidewalks in front of City Hall as part of the mass World Wide Rally for Freedom demonstrations across Canada and the world.

More than 300 protesters waved Canadian flags and held signs, some saying “Say No to Vaxx Tyranny”, “No to Vaccine Passports” and “Pro-Choice NO Mandates” to show their...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 16 2021

A man has a kayaker to to thank for his life, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor

"On Sept. 15, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a kayaker while on the Columbia River in Castlegar observed a male who was in medical distress shortly after entering the river," Taylor said..

"The kayaker was able to pull the 55-year-old male onto his...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Southeast Fire Centre said all open burning will be permitted in the Cranbrook, Invermere, Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones.

However, open burning will remain prohibited in the Boundary fire zone.

In the Boundary Zone the following equipment and activities remain prohibited:

  • Category...

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