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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The school district is facing a funding shortfall next school year, a direct result of a drop in projected enrolment, which could mean fewer teachers employed.

There is a projected decline of 43.125 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students for the next school year in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), a figure which is predominantly made up of regular Kindergarten to Grade 12 school...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just announced plans for the largest private land conservation project in Canada’s history. When complete, Boreal Wildlands will protect 1,450 square kilometres of boreal forest near Hearst in northern Ontario.

The project will encompass an area twice the size of the city of Toronto.

This week, as we celebrate Earth Day and what it means to...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Apr 23 2022

Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the Nelson area after a sample believed to be methamphetamine tested positive for down (caffeine, mannitol, fentanyl, benzodiazepine). 

Interior Health said in a media release Friday, the overdose risk is very high when stimulants are contaminated/mixed with down.

“Please ensure your clients are aware of ...

by Trail Champion on Friday Apr 22 2022

On Wednesday, April 19, 2022, Cst Ryder Heim of the Trail and Greater District RCMP joined the South Columbia Search and Rescue team for a mock training exercise along the old Waneta Highway.

The exercise simulated a crashed watercraft in the Columbia River and searchers deployed to both sides of the river bank to rescue a lifelike water training doll. The team also used a boat to help...

by Castlegar Source on Friday Apr 22 2022

Two prescribed burns in the region may help the BC Wildfire Service get a jump on this year's fire season,

To help reduce wildfire threats, the BC Wildfire Service is supporting the Slocan Integral Forestry Cooperative (SIFCo) in conducting a prescribed burn covering up to 162 hectares in the Trozzo Creek area.

The burn site is around three km northeast of Winlaw. Smoke may...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 22 2022

B.C. firefighters will soon have easier access to workers’ compensation benefits and support services in recognition of their higher risk of developing work-related cancers.

The Province is amending the Firefighters' Occupational Disease Regulation under the Workers Compensation Act (WCA) by adding three cancers to the existing list of 13 that firefighters are at risk of developing....

by Interior Health Authority on Friday Apr 22 2022

This year’s Earth Day theme – invest in our planet – fits perfectly with Interior Health’s commitment to protect the planet and reduce our environmental footprint.

“At Interior Health, we are focused on providing a greener health-care environment across the region,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown. “With innovative solutions, collaboration, and new investments, we...

by City of Trail on Friday Apr 22 2022

The City of Trail is very pleased to announce that Colin McClure has been recruited as the City’s new Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Colin’s employment will start in early June 2022.

Colin, a Certified Public and Chartered Accountant, comes from a diverse background of leadership, progressive management, and financial stewardship. For the...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 22 2022

Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a train collision with a flatbed truck.

On April 21, 2022 at approximately 5:45 pm, frontline police responded to the report of a truck with flatbed being struck by an oncoming train, resulting in the truck colliding with a black SUV in the 27200 block of Lougheed Highway.

A flatbed truck was attempting to cross the train tracks when the back...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Apr 22 2022

The BC Centre of Disease Control reported 2,036 new COVID-19 cases for this past week Thursday in release on its website.

The BCCDC now updates COVID-19 numbers every Thursday, instead of daily.

Interior Health recorded 599 new COVID-19 cases.

The BCCDC reported that there were 121 more people in hospital with COVID-19 compared to a week ago, with 27 recorded deaths from...


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