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by Contributor on Tuesday May 02 2023

By Samantha Holomay

"We are having people coming in, given Narcan, and they are not responding to it," said a Registered Nurse.

A withdrawal and detox management nurse says she has far more patients detoxing in her care after the provincial government decriminalized certain substances.  

Megan, a...

by RDKB on Monday May 01 2023

A hiking challenge, which launched in the Boundary last year to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Grand Forks, is back with a bang this summer.

“Last year’s event was a huge success! We had 124 hikers explore 372 trails in the Boundary,” says Melina Van Hoogevest, RDKB’s Recreation Supervisor at Grand Forks District Recreation.

"The feedback from everyone who took...

by CBT on Sunday Apr 30 2023

From buying portable water tanks and equipment trailers, to providing specialized training and gear to their wildfire-fighting crews, 12 small communities and First Nations are taking action to reduce the threat of wildfires. These projects are being done with support from Columbia Basin Trust.

“Communities are thinking ahead when it comes to adapting and preparing for a changing...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 28 2023

Public engagement on regional district climate actions will continue after nearly 100 people showed up at the April 20 regional district board meeting to raise concerns over a lack of engagement.

As a result of the public display, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors supported a request to delay adoption of the RDCK Climate Actions plan to the Aug. 17...

by City of Castlegar on Thursday Apr 27 2023

The City of Castlegar invites residents to join them in person to have a say on the City’s Community Plan. 

We’re updating our Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and Downtown Design Guidelines and want to understand what type of community you want to live in and establish a strong vision and goals for a bright future!

“The City wants to ensure that we...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 27 2023

By Jesse Zeman, BCWF Executive Director 

Beaver dams are a marvel of nature, creating natural wetlands that are home to myriad species in addition to the furry families that build them. Dams create riparian zones, saturate soils, and store water for slow release, helping to regulate flow and temperature in fish-bearing streams. 

The rate of...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 27 2023

In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, Kananaskis Country, and the province of British Columbia, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users across the mountainous regions of western Canada.

"A dramatic increase in temperatures is expected to destabilize the snowpack, resulting in dangerous,...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

Preventing plastic waste, reducing emissions and creating clean-tech jobs are just a few benefits of the 14 new projects under the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund, as well as a boost of more than double the previous funding for further projects.

The Province is providing more than $8 million to recipients through two funding streams: reducing plastic waste through reuse, or increasing the...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

The BC Wildfire Service is continuing to support the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) in conducting two prescribed burns in the Slocan Valley.

The BC Wildfire Service said in a media release that the exact timing of the burns will depend on weather and site conditions but could begin as early as Thursday April 27, 2023.

One burn, phase two of an ecosystem restoration...

by Contributor on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

The future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is bright in the Kootenays.

Youth from around the Kootenay region gathered at the West Kootenay Science and Technology Fair on April 15th to show off their science projects and celebrate the first physical fair in the region since 2019.

Dozens of students in Grades four to 12 participated, competing for over $5,000 in...


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