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by Castlegar Source on Saturday Jun 12 2021
Castlegar RCMP were made aware of a protest planned for Saturday, June 12, 2021. Protestors gathered outside the Castlegar RCMP Detachment and Castlegar City Hall building in protest of old growth logging in BC. The group of demonstrators came prepared to camp overnight disrupting both lanes of Columbia Avenue.  Both lanes of travel in the 400 block of Columbia Avenue are closed and...
by City of Castlegar on Friday Jun 11 2021

Last week Copcan hit a major milestone: all new water mains have been installed! Thank you to everyone who did their part on Tuesday to reduce water use for the last major water tie-in. Copcan has also completed storm main installation between 21st Street and halfway between 23rd and 24th Streets and installed shallow utilities like telephone, cable, and...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Ti Loran of Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan is one of four students to be chosen as recipients of the Columbia Basin Trust Neil Muth Scholarship.

Loran joins Jet Noble and Robert Tinney from Creston and Emjai Deschamps from Revelstoke as the 2021 Neil Muth Scholarship award winners.

Each student receives $2,500 from the Neil Muth Scholarship to support post-secondary...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Jun 11 2021

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.

"The good news is that ICBC is in a strong...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5  according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.

Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.

Cranbrook was next with eight new COVID-19 cases with Creston and Windermere...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 10 2021

Farms to Friends has officially delivered its 2,500th bag of fresh food to local community members in need.

The program, which started last summer by the West Kootenay EcoSociety in response to the local food insecurity many people across the region experience, has expanded to support 75 households in need every week.

Farms to Friends delivers...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

A media release Thursday from the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has confirmed that invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) were found in the Pend D’Oreille River this spring.

The Pend D’Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River that passes through southeastern BC.

The CKISS said in the release...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 09 2021

The National Action Plan (NAP), a path towards ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples in response to the National Inquiry’s Calls for Justice has been released.

The release of the report falls on the second anniversary of the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The NAP includes highlights of the...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 09 2021

The Province is honouring the request of the Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu-ay-aht First Nations and deferring old-growth harvesting in the Fairy Creek watershed and central Walbran areas in their territories.

This action is consistent with government’s commitments to reconciliation and to protecting old-growth forests.

“Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and protecting the...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Oil giant ExxonMobil’s leaders have...

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