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by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

A human-caused fire roughly 10 km notheast of Castlegar is under control, meaning it will spread no further, according to Fire Information Officer Kim Wright.

Meanwhile, the blaze in Slocan Valley roughly 30 km north of Castlegar continues to burn, with 174 firefighters, nine helicopters, and ten heavy equipment machines working to suppress the fire, which is now estimated to be roughly...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The Province is investing $1.6 billion in a fall and winter preparedness plan that will significantly build upon and strengthen measures that respond to the health-care requirements of COVID-19.

The plan will provide new support to seniors in long-term care homes and assisted-living facilities, by ensuring more British Columbians than ever before can get a flu shot, and by reducing the...

by KAST on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

For Science Week 2020, GLOWS will highlight Kootenay Biodiversity with unique multimedia educational programming

The GLOWS (Growing & Learning Opportunities with STEAM) youth program, run by KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) is launching its first ever bilingual program, BiodiversiTV Multimedia Learning/BiodiversiTV, une...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

Smoke from local wildfire, combined with blazes south of the 49th parallel, will continue to impact air quality conditions in the West Kootenay, Boundary for the next 24 to 48 hours as Environment Canada continues its Smoky Skies Bulletin.

Environment Canada said the smoky skies advisory remains in place for southern BC.

“Wildfire smoke concentrations have...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The City of Grand Forks said on its Facebook page Tuesday that the second and last functioning public Electric Vehicle charger was vandalized and destroyed Monday night.

The result has forced city staff to remove the charger from the street Tuesday morning.

“Tourists and residents will no longer be able to charge at a public location,” the City Facebook post said.

“...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

This year, “Earth Overshoot Day” came later than it has in 15 years — on August 22. That’s a mixed blessing. Increasing per capita consumption, population growth and rising greenhouse gas emissions had been moving the date earlier almost every year since the 1970s. It’s fallen in late July or early August for the past...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued a pair of boil water notices Tuesday for users on Riondel system on the East Shore in Area A and Lidster system near Creston in Area B.

The Riondel system is located  the east shore of Kootenay Lake with access off of Highway 3A.  

The Riondel notice has been issued due to an ongoing power outage that requires the water...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

Not many 10-year-olds would consider spending their birthday climbing the 2,830 steps up the notoriously challenging Grouse Grind® – but young fundraiser Talia Yorish is determined to make a difference.

2020 marks the her third time in the Climb for Alzheimer’s, a fundraising challenge to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer Society of B.C. In past years,...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

By Marc Hudson for The Conversation

Thirty years ago, in a small Swedish city called Sundsvall, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first major report.

Even then, the major dilemmas facing those who sought rapid action...

by City of Castlegar on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

The City of Castlegar received $46,000 from FortisBC’s BuiltBetter Communities Program to help the local building community get a head start in preparing for the implementation of the BC Energy Step Code.

The BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary performance-based standard introduced by the Province of B.C. which will change the way we build and support more energy-efficient construction,...

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