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by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 06 2022
British Columbians are invited to share their thoughts on non-medical cannabis consumption spaces.
 
The Province is launching an online public engagement about cannabis consumption spaces to help inform decisions about whether to permit these spaces and how they could be regulated. The engagement runs April 6 to May 8, 2022.
 
“Cannabis...
by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 06 2022

The far-reaching effects of climate change on Nelson Hydro operations will be governed by a newly-minted asset management plan, says the city owned utility’s general manager.

Scott Spencer replied to Coun. Rik Logtenberg’s question about how Nelson Hydro’s new Hydroelectric Asset Management Policy would help in gaining forecast on climate impacts — such as high intensity rain events,...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

On Sunday, Environment Canada called for a Winter Storm Watch for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

The storm was expected to drop as much as 25 cm of snow at higher elevations.

Monday, parts of the Southern Interior of BC, including Nelson, witnessed Mother Nature’s power as a storm covered the region, knocking out power to Nelson Hydro customers for parts of the...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

Crews have made steady progress on Highway 1 improvements through the Kicking Horse Canyon.

To advance work at more challenging sites within the project, a full highway closure is required between the Easter and Victoria Day weekends.

From noon Tuesday, April 19 to noon Friday, May 20, all through traffic on Highway 1 from Golden to Castle Junction will be routed via highways 93S...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 05 2022

An accessibility project for Cottonwood Lake is being given a boost in order to move it ahead to completion.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors authorized entering into a partnership agreement with the Kootenay Adaptive Sports Association (KASA) for the completion of the Cottonwood Lake accessibility project.

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by City of Castlegar on Monday Apr 04 2022

City of Castlegar Council approved a four-storey development which will add 11 live/work spaces, 43 housing units, commercial space, and vehicle and bicycle parking at 2405 Columbia Avenue and 2404 6th Avenue.

This development required a Zoning Amendment which has been issued to Nexus Development Group and Sutherland Group Enterprises. The two properties are City-owned and...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Apr 04 2022

With thousands of displaced Ukrainians expected to relocate to British Columbia over the coming months, the Province is expanding services and supports to connect individuals and families to the help they need.

“Ukrainians fleeing their country from Russia’s invasion have sacrificed so much in their pursuit for health and safety,” said Nathan Cullen, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Our...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Apr 04 2022

The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting the Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program section of the Ministry of Forests, in conducting an ecosystem restoration burn within one kilometre of Deer Park.

This prescribed burn will cover up to 450 hectares, over an ignition period of two to four days. Smoke may impact the residents close to the burn area and be visible from Deer Park, Renata...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Apr 03 2022

Environment Canada is advising the public of the potential for significant snowfall on Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — and is issuing a Winter Storm Watch.

Environment Canada said Sunday that there is the potential of snowfall accumulation of up to 25 cm through Monday afternoon.

“An approaching Pacific system will bring heavy snow to higher elevation passes...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 01 2022

The BC Assembly of First Nations acknowledges the apology from Pope Francis to First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples in Canada, for the Catholic Church's role in Indian Residential Schools, and the intergenerational traumas caused by atrocities committed to our children. A delegation of First Nations from BC, and across Canada met this week to witness the statement from Pope Francis....

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