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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Police officers working on the front lines never truly know what unique situations they will encounter day to day in policing the beautiful province of British Columbia. This past Friday in Clinton, two RCMP officers never would have guessed they would be asked to help a motorist break free a large bird-of-prey from behind the front grill of a full sized pickup truck.

On June 4, 2021 a...

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The hopes of three First Nations are likely dashed after asking old-growth activists to leave their territories following a declaration of sovereignty and the announcement of temporary logging deferrals in the contentious Fairy Creek and Walbran regions on Monday.

The Pacheedaht, Huu-...

by Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Jun 08 2021

Artists and Revolutionaries

 

Allow me a brief tangent about rock music and the Revolution; I am a 1960’s kid and I cannot forget a childhood illusion that my Woodstock Nation would transform our world. Music, love, peace, revolution, all were One, right? As the Eagles put it lyrically, “we thought we could change the world with words like love and freedom...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

The body of a missing woman, whose vehicle went off the roadway and into a fast moving river Friday morning near Keremeos, has now been located and recovered.

RCMP wishes to clarify the location of the collision and apologize for any confusion. Police can now confirm that Amy Sabean’s vehicle veered off of Ashnola Road, and plunged into the Ashnola River, approximately 15 km from the...

by Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

There are four different types of knotweed in our province, three of which have been found in the Boundary.

In 2015, the Boundary Invasive Species Society (BISS) found giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis) while surveying Kettle River.

There are a number of sites of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the Boundary area, but most of it is bohemian knotweed (Fallopia...

by City of Castlegar on Monday Jun 07 2021
The City of Castlegar is asking residents to limit water consumption to essential use only on Tuesday, June 8.

As part of phase 2 of the Columbia Avenue Phase Redevelopment Project, a vital piece of water reservoir pipe needs to be replaced. Residents on 6th Avenue, Woodland Park and Woodland Drive, and between 17th and 24th Street on...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Jun 07 2021

Crews are working on numerous paving projects in the southern Interior, covering more than 500 kilometres of highways and side roads this year.

“Investment in our transportation infrastructure has never been more important as we recover economically from the pandemic,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.

“We are happy to see crews getting to work on...

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Monday Jun 07 2021

The class action lawsuit launched by residents of the Slocan Valley after the 2013 fuel spill in Lemon Creek has been given the go-ahead to go to trial… again.

Judge D.M. Masuhara ruled on May 21 the lawsuit could go ahead, after changing some of the specifics of the suit to reflect a higher court decision.

The lawsuit stems from the July 2013 spill of 35,000 litres of jet fuel...

by Timothy Schafer on Monday Jun 07 2021

For many small business owners in the region the real fear during successive waves of COVID-19 might not have been the virus or restrictions placed on business, it was how to achieve a greater presence online for their business, says the coordinator of the region’s COVID Rapid Response Team.

Although business owners in the upper demographic might agree on the need to achieve a more...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 06 2021

The West Kootenay chapter of Extinction Rebellion kept up its civil disobedience campaign Saturday afternoon outside the office of Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson, calling on the NDP legislature member to immediately make a statement to end old growth logging in the province.

Approximately 100 protestors organized outside Anderson’s office, before marching with signs and...

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