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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

A new team has been created to tackle climate change in Nelson.

The city has promoted Carmen Procter — from the EcoSave Program — to a new role as climate and energy manager, and brought in Cecilia Jaques as the new climate and energy advisor.

Together, they will begin implementation of the plan to reverse climate change —...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Sep 27 2021

With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.

Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.

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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 27 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 27 2021

The Global Day of Action didn’t attract the crowds of past years, but that didn’t stop a small group of activists from delivering a message outside City Hall in Nelson that the world is gripped in a crisis during climate strike over the weekend in Nelson.

Organized by Fridays for Future, a global youth movement for climate and environment, and the local chapter of Extinction...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 26 2021

The ravages of 2014 are still affecting current populations of Kootenay Lake salmon and are keeping their numbers low, but the land-locked fish’s future is looking much different.

Eight years ago the kokanee salmon population in the lake collapsed, from an average of about a million to “unprecedented low numbers,” averaging between a record low of 12,000 in 2017 to about 90,000 in 2020...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Sep 25 2021

Although the people on the frontlines in the Nelson service industry have braced and borne the burden of the dirty work in enforcing the B.C. Vaccine Card since it was required earlier this month, the transition so far has been without incident, noted the city’s chamber executive director.

Tom Thomson said the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Kootenay region went from one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment one year ago to dropping to nearly one third of that rate, according to recent labour force statistics.

Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey for August 2021 revealed that the Kootenay region — including Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and the Slocan Valley — improved its unemployment rate from a high of 15.8 per...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 22 2021

The weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map recently Wednesday shows most the West Kootenay on a decline.

The weekly report released by the BC Centre of Disease Control, between September 12-18, 2021, has Trail at 17 as the area with the highest case count in the West Kootenay.

Nelson is next with 11 new COVID-19 cases while Castlegar...

by Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Two local adults are lucky to have only minor injuries after a car crash near Nancy Greene Park, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Sept. 19,Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle incident located on Hwy 3B, near Nancy Greene Lake Provincial Park." Wicentowich said. "A 2003 grey Volkswagen car had allegedly failed to negotiate a corner...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.

This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.

The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through video,...

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