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by Contributor on Thursday Jun 01 2023

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program

Six important conservation projects were approved earlier this year by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2023.

A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides funding to valuable conservation projects...

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 01 2023
Starting today, BC residents have the opportunity for a rebate when they purchase a new electric bike – and because the rebate amount is based on income, the program will make e-bikes a clean transportation choice that is more affordable and accessible for everyone.
There are four easy steps associated with accessing the Income Qualified E-Bike Rebate Program:
by David Suzuki on Wednesday May 31 2023

In the effort to limit and reverse the worsening impacts of global heating, the immediate goal is to quickly stop burning coal, oil and gas. That means rapidly shifting to renewable energy for electricity generation and transportation.

But simply switching from one source of energy to another and trading gas-powered cars, trucks and SUVs for electric ones won’t resolve the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 31 2023

Nelsonites will get a say in how future buildings are constructed in B.C. as the Province launches a survey on proposed changes to the B.C. Building Code.

Starting this week, a four-week public review will begin to review and comment on numerous proposed building code changes, including: accessibility and adaptable dwellings; cooling requirements; mass...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday May 30 2023

The reduce the overconsumption of water, effective Thursday, June 1, 2023, the Regional District of Central Kootenay will implement stage 1 water conservation measures across all water systems.

The RDCK said in a media release that these measures will remain in place from June 1 through September 30.

The RDCK said Stage 1 may increase to one of three additional stages should...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday May 30 2023

British Columbians living with brain injuries related to substance use now have access to specialized supports through a first-of-its-kind program in Canada.

Vancouver Coastal Health’s (VCH) Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Substance Use program (CARSU) supports adults with mild to moderate brain injuries related to an overdose.

“We’re seeing an increasing number of...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Tuesday May 30 2023

The BC Wildfire Service will be supporting Interfor in conducting a hazard abatement prescribed burn in the Mineral Creek area. 

The Mineral Creek prescribed burn will cover up to nine hectares and is located approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the community of Burton.

Smoke may impact the residents closest to the burn area and be visible from Burton and Nakusp and may also...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 29 2023

Regional emergency operations centres are receiving a cash infusion from the Province as the fire and flood season heads into full swing in the West Kootenay.

Administered through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) for projects that strengthen the resilience of local governments in responding to and preparing for natural disasters and climate...

by BC Hydro on Monday May 29 2023

BC Hydro is hosting a virtual meeting to provide information about Columbia facility operations. Topics to be discussed include information about forecast inflows and our expected operation of our facilities including Mica Dam and Kinbasket Reservoir, Revelstoke Dam and Revelstoke Reservoir, Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam and Arrow Lakes Reservoir, and the Columbia River flows at Birchbank.


by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday May 28 2023

Nelson Police continue an investigation following the search and seizure at a mid-level drug operation in the City of Nelson last week.

Nelson Police said in a media release that investigation resulted after officers were called to assist with a possible drug overdose during the early hours of Wednesday, May 24.

Nelson Police said officers attend and performed First Aid and CPR...


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