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by Castlegar Source on Saturday May 07 2022

A long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected.

Heavy snow will develop over Kootenay Pass now through Monday on Hwy 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, according to Environment Canada.

Snow levels will remain at or below mountain pass levels in southern BC through the weekend. A series of...

by Contributor on Friday May 06 2022

The BC SPCA is asking the public to temporarily remove backyard bird feeders and to empty bird baths due to a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) spreading across the country.

Avian influenza - or "bird flu" - is a virus that can affect many different species of birds. This includes farm animals like chickens and turkeys, but can also affect wild and pet birds....

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday May 06 2022

The community and council need to see all sides of the debate when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictive measures, says one city councillor, and to not do so would be at our own ‘peril.’

Rik Logtenberg spoke at the end of the April 19 council meeting about his time attending a few meetings with people from anti-vaccine mandate community in Nelson.

He wanted to get an...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday May 05 2022

The Southeast Fire Centre said in its monthly weather synopsis that a cool northwesterly flow that is typical of a La Nina pattern helped sets new record for the coolest mean monthly temperature in April.

(The Southeast Fire Centre said mean monthly temperature is the average of all the daily maximum and minimum values.)

“Two daily low temperature records were also set (...

by Contributor on Thursday May 05 2022

ICBC is making changes to its policy on when cyclists, pedestrians and other active transportation users could be charged with damages to a vehicle when they have some responsibility for a crash.

“Government and ICBC listened to the concerns raised from cycling advocates and Mr. Bolliger about the decision to bill him for vehicle damage after he was involved in a collision," said Mike...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 04 2022

The planning cup runneth over when it comes to climate change action in the regional district, at least according to some of its directors.

Over half (11) of the 20-person board of directors for the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) felt enough planning had been done on climate change action and that the development of another — the 2023-26 Climate Action Plan — was too much...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 03 2022

As the earth makes another rotation around the sun and humanity faces more environmental and humanitarian crises than ever before, so increases the need for the impassioned work of activists around the globe. Humanity faces many global challenges, such as climate change, war, famine, plastic pollution in our oceans and more.

Still, many of our problems are being confronted on the local...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 03 2022

As the weather warms up, the Insurance Cooperation of BC (ICBC) is advising the public that an average of 141 speed-related crashes causing injury or death occur every month now through summer.

ICBC said that police-reported data shows the speed-related crashes causing injury or death is over a five-year average from 2016 to 2020.

The speed data includes unsafe speed, exceeding...

by City of Castlegar on Tuesday May 03 2022

As per the City of Castlegar Pest Management Program, the City will be undertaking weed control starting May 10, 2022 at the following areas:

  • All traffic islands;
  • All City sidewalks; and
  • All City-owned parking lots.

Areas will be treated anytime on or after May 10, 2022, weather permitting.

Weed control in these areas will be...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 03 2022
A test of B.C.’s wireless alerting system will be conducted at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as part of the national Alert Ready system to improve public safety in the event of emergency. 
 
This year, the Province is expanding use of the Alert Ready system in B.C. beyond tsunami warnings and Amber Alerts to also include imminent threats from...

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