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by RDKB on Thursday May 28 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been working very closely with the City of Grand Forks and other regional partners to prepare for possible moderate to high levels of flooding early next week. Current river forecasts show the Kettle River at typical freshet levels for the next 48 hours, then rising to moderate flood levels on Sunday, May 31...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 28 2020

The Valhalla Wilderness Society said in a media release a local runner got more than he bargained for during an afternoon jog through the Rail-Trail in the small West Kootenay community of Hills, BC, during the Victoria Day long weekend.

Francis Levasseur was jogging on the railbed trail near a friend’s farm when he came into contact with a less-than-hospitable black bear.


by RDKB on Wednesday May 27 2020

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) issued two more evacuation alerts on May 27 bringing the total number of properties on evacuation alert in the Grand Forks area to sixteen.

The latest two properties alerted are on 19th Street north of 61st Street along the Kettle River in the City of Grand Forks. The riverbank eroded considerably in 2018...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 27 2020

Happy Birthday, Cynthia! Your family wanted to do something special for your big day, and when they told us about you, we knew we wanted to do something special for you, too - this is how they described you:

As a wife

Cynthia is my best friend, closest...

by The Conversation on Wednesday May 27 2020

By Carolyn Emery, for The Conversation

While sports facilities and leagues are still gauging how and when to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, now is the best time to think about concussion prevention: before young people get back on the playing field.

The benefits of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 26 2020

ANKORS (AIDS Network Kootenay Outreach and Support Society) in Nelson issued a New Drug Alert Tuesday after samples sold were found to contain a toxic combination of benzodiazepines and fentanyl.

In a media release Tuesday, ANKORS spokesperson said there have been recent reports of overdose associated with the use of this substance as described in the Nelson area.


by Sara Golling on Tuesday May 26 2020

Readers will already have read some articles about what our society needs to do to build a better world post-COVID-19.  Analyzing our world as it is now rapidly reveals an urgent need for major change on many fronts. Many of us seem to share a hope that the pandemic will provoke serious, multi-faceted assessment of our current social and economic structures and expectations,...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 26 2020

 The Castlegar RCMP Detachment was one of the next in the province’s southern interior to launch the RCMP On-line Crime Reporting (OCRe) tool.

Wednesday, May 20, marked the official launch date of the BC RCMP Online Crime Reporting tool, now ready to serve residents of Castlegar and surrounding area. As frontline RCMP officer’s investigative file loads increase, the BC RCMP...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 26 2020

There is more help on the way for survivors of sexual assault through a three-year, $10-million grant program to support the delivery of co-ordinated emergency sexual assault response services in regions throughout B.C.

“Gender-based violence, including sexual assault, can increase during times of crisis, and that’s why our government continues to prioritize services and supports for...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 26 2020

John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia; Brian Pallister, Premier of Manitoba; and Sandy Silver, Premier of Yukon; have issued the following joint statement regarding a proposed national sick leave program:

“We’re pleased that the federal government is looking at a sick leave program that protects people and businesses, and we look forward to advancing this initiative. Paid sick leave...


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