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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 30 2021

Climate change has thrown the city a curve ball again with several major weather incidents causing a crowding at the plate on the second quarter bottom line.

Storm activity this year caused the city-owned Nelson Hydro budget to rise slightly ahead of where it should be at this time of the year, noted city deputy financial officer Chris Jury, but it was also aided and abetted by an...

by City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

Campfires will again be allowed within the City of Castlegar effective noon on Friday Aug. 27, 2021.

This is in conjunction with the Southeast Fire Centre announcing they are lifting campfire bans in the Arrow Lakes fire zone.

As always, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited within the city boundaries. In addition, the following activities will continue to be...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 27 2021

Although a BC Utilities Commission review approved an increase to Nelson Hydro rural customer rates it noted the city-owned utility’s index of service reliability had deteriorated in recent years, and its current level of service reliability to its rural customers was not adequate.

As a result, Nelson Hydro must file with the BCUC — within the next three months — a five-year vegetation...

by City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

Last week Copcan focussed on paving business and residential driveways and the bottom lifts between 23rd and 24th Street, raising the manhole and water valve covers from 20th Street to 23rd Street, and landscaping and irrigation work within boulevards on the east side of the project.

Next week, you can expect to see:

  • finishing...
by City of Castlegar on Friday Aug 27 2021

All ponds were closed earlier this month due to above normal levels of E. coli resulting from increased geese activity in and around the ponds. The measures the City took to reduce E. coli worked and the City has met the testing guidelines for two consecutive weeks. 

During the closure, two of the ponds accumulated algae, a naturally occurring water plant. It may not look pretty but it...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Thursday Aug 26 2021

The combination of a return to more seasonal weather conditions, with rainfall and cooler temperatures and decreased fire danger ratings, have reduced the risk of wildfires in southeastern B.C.

Effective at noon on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, campfires will be permitted in the Cranbrook, Invermere, Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones. However, campfires will remain prohibited in the...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Aug 25 2021

As new COVID-19 cases continue to increase across BC, so do the numbers of new cases in the Kootenay region.

And again, the Nelson area has seen another increase after the BC Centre of Disease Control Wednesday released is most recent data, from August 15-21, 2021.

Nelson saw an increase of almost 30 per cent from the previous week, topping the Kootenay Boundary with 153 new...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 25 2021

The current nature of development in Nelson is not serving the needs of some of the people of the city, one city councillor claimed during a recent elected official’s meeting.

Keith Page asked city council and city staff to make a commitment during an Aug. 17 regular council business meeting in council chambers to stage a workshop to deal with the disparity between the type of housing...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Aug 24 2021

Interior Health said in a media release Tuesday that it recently discovered doses of COVID-19 vaccine stored in an incorrect freezer and now considers the doses invalid.

The result is hundreds of residents in the Revelstoke area are now being offered an additional shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Receiving an invalid dose of vaccine does not pose risk to the client and fortunately...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 24 2021

As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 as B.C. prepares for the fall and respiratory illness season.

A new order from the provincial health officer will require people 12 and older to wear masks in indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status.

These settings include:...

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