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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 29 2023

Regional emergency operations centres are receiving a cash infusion from the Province as the fire and flood season heads into full swing in the West Kootenay.

Administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for projects that strengthen the resilience of local governments in responding to and preparing for natural disasters and climate...

by BC Hydro on Monday May 29 2023

BC Hydro is hosting a virtual meeting to provide information about Columbia facility operations. Topics to be discussed include information about forecast inflows and our expected operation of our facilities including Mica Dam and Kinbasket Reservoir, Revelstoke Dam and Revelstoke Reservoir, Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam and Arrow Lakes Reservoir, and the Columbia River flows at Birchbank.


by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 28 2023

Nelson Police continue an investigation following the search and seizure at a mid-level drug operation in the City of Nelson last week.

Nelson Police said in a media release that investigation resulted after officers were called to assist with a possible drug overdose during the early hours of Wednesday, May 24.

Nelson Police said officers attend and performed First Aid and CPR...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2023

Imagine constructing a house without worrying about building a concrete foundation.

Anyone who have ever been involved in a construction project,  probably knows what a massive, time-consuming expense that building a foundation can be.

But now there is an alternative out there called Postech Screw Piles.

Postech piles are geared toward residential consumers for...

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Tuesday May 23 2023

British Columbia’s emergency health workers are finding themselves in a pretty good place as they mark Paramedic Services Week in the province in 2023.

“It’s an exciting time to join BCEHS,” says Sara Thomas, the manager of clinical operations for Kootenay West.

“With changes to the collective agreement, it’s creating quite a bit of excitement on the recruitment front – being...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday May 23 2023

CFD responded to a residential structure fire the morning of May 21 in the 600 block of 9 Avenue, According to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. He said the call came in at 8:00 a.m., and R1, E1, L1, E2 and C1 attended along with 12 members. Upon arrival, Incident Command determined that all occupants and pets were out and accounted for. There were no reported injuries to occupants or...

by Contributor on Tuesday May 23 2023

Sunday, Jessica Michalofsky kicked off a marathon that will take her across B.C. to raise awareness about preventable toxic drug deaths and

advocate for safe supply.

From May 21 to June 25, Michalofsky will run more than 900 km from Nelson to Victoria as part of “Aubrey’s Run Across B.C. to End Toxic Drug Death,” passing through the Okanagan and stopping in...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 23 2023

A neighbourhood group that raised concern over the establishment of a safe inhalation site in downtown Nelson is not opposed to the site, but rather is seeking proper process to discuss it, a recently-released organizational brochure claimed.

Called the Neighbourhood Network, the grassroots organization — made up of “affected” residents, families, business owners, community recreation...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 22 2023

The level of Kootenay Lake could rise as much as five feet within the next two weeks while the snowpack is dropping lower than normal, according to recently released data from FortisBC and the Ministry of Forests.

With unseasonably hot temperatures hovering above 30 degrees Celsius for daytime highs the meltwater flowing into creeks, rivers and Kootenay Lake is...

by Sara Golling on Saturday May 20 2023

West High Yield (WHY) continues its efforts to further its application for a permit to go ahead with the next phase of its proposed magnesium mine on Record Ridge.  The Ministry has accepted the WHY application for a permit, but has not approved it.  The review process has just begun.

Local residents should be aware that voicing opinions and asking questions at the recent public...


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