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by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday May 18 2023

 The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) regrets to announce the postponement of the RDCK Climate Action Open Houses, which were scheduled to take place from May 23 to July 5, 2023. This decision has been made in response to recent safety concerns and is driven by the RDCK`s commitment to ensuring the well-being and safety of all attendees.

“We apologize for any inconvenience...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2023

The BC SPCA is getting ready to help pet guardians impacted by out-of- control wildfires in Fort St. John.

Recent evacuation orders and alerts were issued for North Peace and Tuesday staff and volunteers worked quickly to evacuate a total of 21 animals in our care to the BC SPCA’s South Peace location.

Animals in the Prince George and Quesnel centres are in the process of being...

by Sarah Lord on Tuesday May 16 2023

It’s time to delight in the macabre as The Addams Family: A New Musical takes to the Capitol Theatre May 25-28th.

A total of 22 cast members will take to the stage.

Produced by Black Productions, this dark comedy features the eccentric Addams family, whose lives are upturned when their daughter, Wednesday, brings home a “normal” man she intends to marry.

by Southeast Fire Centre on Tuesday May 16 2023

BC Wildfire Service said Tuesday, that effective at noon PDT on Thursday, May 18, 2023, Category 2 and 3 open burning will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires caused by Category 2 and 3...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 16 2023

The city’s ‘recreation campus’ needs a facelift and a move is underway to make it over through the updating of the Recreation Masterplan.

The Nelson and District Recreation Commission No. 5 (NDRC5) is working to conduct a needs assessment to gain an understanding of the status of campus facilities and assets, and of community needs in advance of updating the plan.

A terms of...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 15 2023

Gerry Nellestijn, founder and trailblazing force behind the Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society (SWSS), was recently recognized as a recipient of a 20th annual Community Award by Premier David Eby and Walter Pela, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation.

The program, presented by BC Achievement – an independent foundation that honours...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 15 2023

Environment Canada is continuing its Special Weather Statement for most of the BC Interior through the week, including the Boundary, West Kootenay regions.

Environment Canada said that unseasonably hot weather will continue with daytime highs rising to the low to mid 30's over the central and southern interior while the northern regions will see the thermometer reaching the mid to high...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 15 2023

Hume Elementary School will be taking it to the outside to deliver its academic messages.

The elementary school received the City stamp of approval on the idea for a pavilion (outdoor classroom) close in the back of school (south side) adjacent to Third Street as a sloped roof alongside the existing south gymnasium wall.

The proposed pavilion will be located on City land and, as...

by Local Journalism Initiative on Saturday May 13 2023

Public backlash from concerned citizens in Nelson has put the brakes on a supervised inhalation site slated for the Friendship Outreach Clubhouse.

Located on the 800 block of Vernon Street in Nelson, people living in the area have voiced their opinion against the operation of the Interior Health Authority site — with the site opening delayed from last weekend to a timeline of “a few...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 13 2023

The unemployment rate for the Kootenay region is beginning to climb but is still below the provincial and national rates, according to recent figures released by Statistics Canada.

The percentage for known unemployed people in the Kootenay region — which includes West and East Kootenay, as well as Nelson, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks — was 4.3 per cent in April, according to...


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