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by CBT on Wednesday Sep 11 2019

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to communities throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. The Columbia Basin Climate Source website—...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 11 2019

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open burning prohibitions within the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction will be amended, due to a decreased wildfire risk.

A map of the affected areas is available online.

Category 2 open burning:

  • Category 2 open burning will be...
by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 10 2019

The polar bear has become the poster child for climate change impacts in the Arctic. Sea ice, which the bears depend on for hunting, is melting at an ever-expanding rate.

For other species, climate impacts are not as direct. The 2019 State of Canada’s Birds report found aerial insectivores like swifts, swallows and nightjars have declined by 59 per cent since 1970. The report...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 09 2019

Even a little rain . . . okay, a lot, couldn’t dampen the spirits of those on bikes during the annual Cops for Kids Ride presented by the Kelowna Foundation for Hope and Social Innovation.

More than 30 cyclists and support staff overcame severe rain during the ride from Castlegar to Nelson Monday, just one of the stages of the Cops for Kids ride that began Friday in Kelowna.

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by RCAC on Monday Sep 09 2019

The Rossland Council for Arts & Culture (RCAC) will be presenting a juried visual art exhibition entitled Life in the Kootenays, and the deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019.

Submissions to Life in the Kootenays  exhibition should be an artist’s representation of living and working in the Kootenays. The juried exhibition will be taking place at the Miners...

by Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 09 2019

“The future doesn't exist. The only thing that exists is now and our memory of what happened in the past. But because we invented the idea of a future, we're the only animal that realized we can affect the future by what we do today.”  – David Suzuki

While attending high school in the early 1960s, I lived in Kitsilano – the now upmarket Vancouver neighbourhood ...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Sep 09 2019

It can be challenging travelling in the winter and even more so crossing the border, but Tourism Rossland has confirmed that a Spokane Airport Shuttle, facilitated by Kootenay Gateway Mountain Shuttle, will run 7 days a week, December 13, 2019 to March 29, 2020, to get skiers to the hills in Rossland or Nelson.  The shuttle will also serve locals who want to head south to shop...

by City of Castlegar on Sunday Sep 08 2019

The City of Castlegar has released the West Kootenay Regional Airport Master Plan Executive Summary.

The West Kootenay Regional Airport Master Plan provides guidance for future development of the Airport over a 25-year horizon. It includes a land use plan, development concepts, capital financial plan, and a revenue plan.

“Our Council is pleased to have this plan in place to help...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

British Columbia’s annual allowable rent increase for 2020 has been set at 2.6%, the province’s annual rate of inflation — 2% lower than it would have been prior to the reduction government made in 2019.

“Renters need secure housing they can afford,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “That’s why we removed the additional 2% above inflation that the old...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 04 2019

The Ktunaxa Nation will receive $16.1 million in federal government support to protect the Qat’muk area, also known as the Jumbo Valley.

It covers 211,045 hectares in the southeastern area of BC in the central Purcell Mountains. Developers have been trying to build the Jumbo Glacier Resort there for over 25 years.

“This is an important investment in expanding protected areas,...

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