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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 07 2021

Just where the municipal money is in relation to the mouth on climate change action will be known once the next round of Nelson city budget discussions begin later this year.

Several councillors recently called for immediate financial support of Nest Lab — the city’s social innovation lab for climate solutions — at the conclusion of a presentation by Natalie Douglas, the climate change...

by John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Thursday Oct 07 2021

Scientists studying glaciers in the West Kootenay say local ice fields lost millions of tonnes of mass this summer, reinforcing fears about their long-term survival.

“It’s scary, but it’s not unexpected,” said Dr. Brian Menounos, an internationally renowned glaciologist at the University of Northern BC. “Climate scientists have been talking about this for several decades.”


by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The month of September in 2021 saw no temperature records broken and precipitation close to normal said the monthly weather synopsis from the Southeast Fire Centre.

The media release said alternating ridges and troughs embedded in a prevailing westerly flow prevented any one single synoptic, or large-scale, feature from stalling over the area for more than a few days at a time. 

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 07 2021

The BC Government said in a media release that safer, more skilled commercial drivers will be travelling B.C. roads with the implementation of mandatory entry-level training (MELT) for new Class 1 commercial driver’s licence applicants.

“Safety for everyone on our roads is always our top priority, and this new required driver training program will make our highways safer,” said Rob...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Oct 06 2021

Cranbrook and Trail posted the highest cases in the Kootenay/Boundary region during the seven-day period between September 26 to October 2 according to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 cases by Local Health Area of Case Residence map onthe BC Centre of Disease Control website.

The map shows Cranbrook with 90 cases while Trail reported 74. Cranbrook and Trail reported 65 and 79,...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Oct 06 2021

The Creston RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Creston resident.

21-year old Jesse Markwart was reported missing by his family on Sept. 25, 2021.

He was last seen in the Creston area on Sept. 20. Police are very concerned for Jesse’s health and well-being, and his family reports that it is out of character for him to be out of contact...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 05 2021

This past weekend the Robson Volunteer Fire Department hosted their second annual Rooftop Camp Out to raise critical funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. On Oct. 2 - 3, from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., several members from the RVFD were atop Johnny’s Grocery and Gas and they raised their highest total since they began fundraising in 2014 with a whopping $10,394!    


by City of Castlegar on Tuesday Oct 05 2021

With temperatures dropping, the City of Castlegar has closed Millennium Park natural ponds, Kinsmen splash park, and the Kinnaird Park washrooms for the season.

Kinsmen Park washrooms will also close next week,

“It is always hard to close these amenities after the busy summer season,” says Crystal Bazar, Parks Foreman. “We encourage the community to continue using our many year-...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Oct 04 2021

 As of Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, 88.2% (4,089,226) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81.6% (3,782,008) received their second dose.

In addition, 88.7% (3,837,024) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 82.3% (3,561,693) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,986...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Monday Oct 04 2021

The greatest tool in tackling climate change needs our help: nature 

As we begin to enjoy the fall colours and foliage, let’s consider what our forests provide. The short answer is, much more than we realize. The roots of trees, from BC’s hulking cedars to Newfoundland and Labrador’s rare black ash, reach out to us all, connecting Canadians to each other and to this land. 



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