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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 11 2022

The city needs to step up and not wave in its commitment to the arts and culture sector in the Heritage city, says one city councillor.

Keith Page said it was the municipal government’s responsibility to aid and abet all parts of the arts and culture sector as the community recovers from the latest wave of the pandemic and restrictions are being lifted.

“I think that we can...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 10 2022

ICBC, in partnership with the provincial government, TELUS and Project Whitecard Inc., is launching a new simulation and training tool for inexperienced drivers, called Street Sense.

Street Sense is an interactive application designed to help pre-drivers, inexperienced drivers, and drivers new to B.C., learn and gain experience in recognizing and avoiding potential hazards on the road...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Apr 10 2022

The province’s forests and the forestry industry have a role to play in climate change, says one of the region’s industry professionals.

Stuart Card, chief forester with Castlegar’s Interfor, said climate change is front and centre in today’s society but a sustainable forest management practice could lower greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and contribute to the climate adaptation as well...

by BC Hydro on Friday Apr 08 2022

BC Hydro would like to notify the public that the discharge rates from Arrow Lakes Reservoir will decrease noticeably on Saturday, April 9: 

•           At 6:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 595 m3/s to 453 m3/s.

•           At 7:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 453 m3/s to 340 m3/s.

•           At 8:00 a.m., flows will decrease from 340 m3/s to 283 m3/s.

When...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Apr 08 2022

The Regional District of Central Kootenay is joining with most other public facilities in not requiring proof of vaccination to use recreation facilities and services, as of Friday, April 8, 2022.

The decision comes after the recent announcement from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) earlier this week.

The RDCK said visitors to recreation centres are welcome to continue to wear...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 07 2022

The Province of B.C. is kicking in $250,000 for the Castlegar Chamber of Commerce's new digs – a multi-purpose commercial/tourism hub to be called The Confluence.

Mass timber and Passive House certification will combine for the first time in the West Kootenay region of BC through the construction of The Confluence, to support local tourism, economic development and Indigenous...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 06 2022

Agroforestry could be the next belt that city council buckles up, after one councillor advanced the idea to the next strategic planning session.

Keith Page petitioned council to consider discussing establishing a “greenbelt” encircling the city which would protect Nelson from the effects of wildfire and also add another facet to the city’s economy.

He took the provincial response...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Apr 06 2022

Nexus Development Group will fence properties in the south end of the City on Friday, April 8 in preparation for a four-storey housing and commercial development.

Both 2405 Columbia Avenue and 2404 6th Avenue will be fenced to ensure development preparations can begin safely.

Additionally, the City-owned Brandson Park, located at 2412 6th Avenue, will be...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Apr 06 2022

On Tuesday April 19, Habitat for Humanity Southeast BC will be breaking ground on a new multi-family, affordable housing project in Castlegar.

Four families will be given the opportunity to achieve the dream of affordable homeownership thanks to Habitat for Humanity’s newest build project in Southeast BC. Located at 560 8 Street in Castlegar.

Neil Coburn, Volunteer Chair for...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 06 2022

As people in B.C. continue to get vaccinated, the Province continues with previously announced plans to further lift COVID-19 restrictions, while protecting those most at risk with the launch of the spring booster vaccine program.

“Thanks to the many British Columbians who have stayed up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines, we are seeing high levels of immunity and protection in our...

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