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by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 14 2023

Starting this summer, provincially regulated commercial vehicle operators will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track drivers’ time behind the wheel, reducing the likelihood of driving while tired. 

ELDs automatically record driving time, helping to ensure commercial drivers do not drive longer each day than regulations allow. ELDs accurately track hours of...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 13 2023

Curbside collection for household waste could be coming.

But first, people have to let the regional district know if they are in — or out — on such a service for electoral area residents (largely rural) through an online public consultation process ( that ends April 21.

The online arena allows the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 13 2023

Recent unemployment figures released by Statistics Canada for the West Kootenay region in January are a glass half full, or a glass half empty, depending on your perspective.

The regional jobless rate was recorded at 3.5 per cent for January for this year, which was down from the 5.9 per cent rate recorded one year ago in 2022, but a rise from the 2.9 per cent...

by BC Hydro on Friday Feb 10 2023

New BC Hydro research shows many couples in B.C. are engaged in power struggles over home energy use – from room temperature and lights left on to running the dishwasher half full.

The survey, conducted on behalf of BC Hydro, finds over a quarter (26 per cent) of British Columbians who are in a relationship said they regularly have energy-related disagreements with their partner at home...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday Feb 10 2023
A local woman, Chantelle Drouin, has started a Go Fund Me page for a Rossland family who lost 25 family members in an earthquake in Turkey. Drouin described her fundraiser as follows:
"My dearest friend and colleague Cheryl Forrest and her three children have suffered a tremendous loss that no family should ever have to experience. On Feb 6, 2023, there was a 7....
by Contributor on Friday Feb 10 2023

Thursday, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, and Morag Carter, Executive Director of the Skills Centre, announced a federal investment of more than $2.3 million towards the Skills Centre Eco-Renovation Project.

The project will improve the sustainability and accessibility...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Feb 10 2023

The love for the city’s waterfront Hall Street Pier project is expected to be shown in a regular council meeting on Valentine’s Day.

City council is expected to hear back from city staff during the meeting on how it can afford continuing with the project and the $860,000 needed to finish it as planned with a canopy.

There had been some debate on how to finish the project — that...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 08 2023

In many countries — most notably the U.S. —...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 07 2023

Foggy conditions are making driving even more hazardous in the Boundary, West Kootenays and Kootenay Lakes region this morning.

Visibility can decline in seconds – Highway 3 is already at near zero -- increasing the risk of crashing.

“Even creeping along at 10 to 15 km/h can be dangerous,” says Trace Acres, spokesperson for the annual Shift into Winter campaign.


by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 07 2023

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be enshrined in B.C. law to honour the strength and resilience of residential school survivors and remember the children who never came home.

This new provincial statutory day of commemoration responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action No. 80, which called on the federal government to establish a holiday to...


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