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by Interior Health Authority on Friday Apr 22 2022

This year’s Earth Day theme – invest in our planet – fits perfectly with Interior Health’s commitment to protect the planet and reduce our environmental footprint.

“At Interior Health, we are focused on providing a greener health-care environment across the region,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown. “With innovative solutions, collaboration, and new investments, we...

by City of Trail on Friday Apr 22 2022

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Colin McClure has been recruited as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Colin’s employment will start in early June 2022.

Colin, a Certified Public and Chartered Accountant, comes from a diverse background of leadership, progressive management, and financial stewardship. For the...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 22 2022

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a train collision with a flatbed truck.

On April 21, 2022 at approximately 5:45 pm, frontline police responded to the report of a truck with flatbed being struck by an oncoming train, resulting in the truck colliding with a black SUV in the 27200 block of Lougheed Highway.

A flatbed truck was attempting to cross the train tracks when the back...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Apr 22 2022

The BC Centre of Disease Control reported 2,036 new COVID-19 cases for this past week Thursday in release on its website.

The BCCDC now updates COVID-19 numbers every Thursday, instead of daily.

Interior Health recorded 599 new COVID-19 cases.

The BCCDC reported that there were 121 more people in hospital with COVID-19 compared to a week ago, with 27 recorded deaths from...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 22 2022

Inflation has permeated every aspect of the economy and city property taxes are no exception.

The City of Nelson is proposing a four per cent hike to property taxes for the year, meaning — combined with water, sewer and resource recovery taxes — the overall municipal tax bill for the average homeowner in Nelson will rise by $110.

Chief financial officer for the city, Colin...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 22 2022

The debate has come full circle on the vaccination requirement for employment at the regional district.

On Thursday the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors voted in favour — without discussion of the motion or opposition — of rescinding its proof of vaccination policy.

The move comes on the heels of a province-wide abatement April 8 on the restrictions in...

by Sarah Lord on Thursday Apr 21 2022

April is Autism month, and local mother of a child with Autism, Kiomi Tucker, hopes to spread awareness and understanding about Autism.

She is excited that the series of workshops happening in Nelson with the goal to disseminate information and understanding about Autism.

“I wanted to bring Canuck’s Autism Network (CAN) in to educate people in the community who often...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

A new Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) office in Vietnam will help drive trade opportunities and sustainable jobs in B.C.'s forestry sector while offering greater protection from market volatility and other global challenges.

The office is a key first step in developing B.C.'s Trade Diversification Strategy, part of the StrongerBC Economic Plan.

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by CBT on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

Life in the Basin is ingrained with nature, whether this involves camping, kayaking or simply waking to the sounds of birdsong. It’s no wonder that Basin youth are inspired to protect their local landscapes by getting involved with climate action.

Driven by the desire to preserve their healthy surroundings, a group of 10 volunteer high school students from across the Basin planned...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 20 2022

More than $600,000 in provincial grants has been given to West Kootenay communities to support wildfire-risk-reduction initiatives, including nearly $150,000 to Nelson.

Out of a total of $609,000, the City of Nelson secured $147,667 to assist in education, planning, emergency planning, cross-training, interagency co-operation, FireSmart activities in residential...

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