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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 15 2023

Hume Elementary School will be taking it to the outside to deliver its academic messages.

The elementary school received the City stamp of approval on the idea for a pavilion (outdoor classroom) close in the back of school (south side) adjacent to Third Street as a sloped roof alongside the existing south gymnasium wall.

The proposed pavilion will be located on City land and, as...

by Local Journalism Initiative on Saturday May 13 2023

Public backlash from concerned citizens in Nelson has put the brakes on a supervised inhalation site slated for the Friendship Outreach Clubhouse.

Located on the 800 block of Vernon Street in Nelson, people living in the area have voiced their opinion against the operation of the Interior Health Authority site — with the site opening delayed from last weekend to a timeline of “a few...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 13 2023

The unemployment rate for the Kootenay region is beginning to climb but is still below the provincial and national rates, according to recent figures released by Statistics Canada.

The percentage for known unemployed people in the Kootenay region — which includes West and East Kootenay, as well as Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks — was 4.3 per cent in April, according to...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 12 2023

Call it the drive for five.

City council has made up for keeping taxes low or at the rate of inflation — as provided by Statistics Canada — for the last five years with a 5.8 per cent increase in municipal property taxes for 2023.

On Tuesday night during a regular city council meeting in council chambers the elected officials...

by BC Hydro on Friday May 12 2023

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will increase noticeably on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. When combined with the outflows from the Kootenay River, Columbia River levels at Birchbank are expected to decrease by 0.7 metres (2.3 feet) over the two days. Please make safety your top priority when planning activities near the...

by BC Hydro on Friday May 12 2023

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 22 until 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14. This closure is necessary for maintenance on the lock.

Regular hours of operation for the navigational lock are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends. This service is available at no charge for all properly...

by Contributor on Friday May 12 2023

 Kat Hartwig of Brisco is the recipient of two BC Achievement awards, which were presented to her during a formal ceremony held at Government House in Victoria on Wednesday, May 10.

As the founder and executive director of the Nelson-based water stewardship organization Living Lakes Canada, Hartwig is one of 20 individuals across the province to be recognized with a 2023 Community Award...

by Contributor on Thursday May 11 2023

B.C. Wildlife Federation

The Yaqan Nukiy Lower Kootenay Band will release more than one million burbot in a restored wetland in the Creston Valley this year. 

“We hope that by releasing the burbot in the wetlands, that they have a chance to become self-sustaining,” said Norm Allard, community planner for the Lower Kootenay Band. “Their...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday May 11 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for the BC Interior, with the region expected to experience unseasonably hot temperatures beginning Friday.

Environment Canada said from Friday through to Tuesday, daytime highs may rise to the mid-30’s C over the central and southern interior while northern regions will see temperatures reaching the mid 20’s C.


by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 10 2023

Eight years ago Amanda Beavers dove into the world of aquatics looking for possibility and opportunity.

Eight years later she is one of the aquatic and community leaders, and the regional programmer for all aquatic facilities in the regional district, school outreach and leadership development, having trained more people as lifesaving instructors and lifeguards than anyone else in the...


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