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by City of Castlegar on Friday Oct 01 2021

The City and WildSafeBC remind residents to manage bear attractants to keep our community safe and avoid the preventable destruction of bears. 

Castlegar is experiencing a dramatic increase in bear conflict this fall due to a combination of extreme summer weather conditions and bears trying to access as much food as possible before they den for the winter.

“Bears grow more...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Oct 01 2021

With cold-weather season approaching, drivers and vehicle owners are reminded that B.C.’s annual winter tire requirements are in effect.

As of Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, winter tires are mandatory for all vehicles on most British Columbia highways to increase travel safety until spring.

Winter tires are required for travel on:

  • all highways in the North;
  • all...
by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 30 2021

The tire kicking has begun as the city’s utility prepares for the possibility of walking away from its rural customer base and handing it over to a private utility company.

Nelson Hydro’s general manager Scott Spencer confirmed Monday night in an online general rate application presentation that it is considering the idea of delivering its rural service over to FortisBC, part of the...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

The most recent COVID-19 numbers by local health area control in the Kootenay region released Wednesday by the BC Centre of Disease shows Trail with the most cases during the week of September 19-25, 2021.

The Silver City area reported 79 new COVID-19 cases during the seven-day period. Trail reported only 17 cases during September 12-18, 2021.

Trail’s numbers were slightly...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

This year, the Robson VFD will be hosting their Second Annual Rooftop Campout to raise critical funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada on Oct. 2 - 3 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. atop Johnnys Grocery & Gas. Many prizes will be available and proceeds from gas will be donated to the cause that day as well!

For more than 65 years, Fire Fighters have been supporting MD Canada and...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

Last week Copcan worked on the grouting of manholes and catch basins, placing landscape rocks, finishing remaining concrete, and cleaning up the construction site.

Next week, you can expect to see:

  • final landscaping;
  • general site completion and clean-up;
  • installation of the final signs; and
  • the contractor de-mobilizing equipment and...
by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

If you were thinking Kootenay Lake right now looked lower than it has ever been, your analysis would be correct.

The lake level is sitting nearly three feet below its normal height, said Merrell-Ann Phare, Canadian commissioner with the International Kootenay Lake board of control.

“Kootenay Lake remains below its historical minimum values, and the B.C. drought notifications are...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

A new team has been created to tackle climate change in Nelson.

The city has promoted Carmen Procter — from the EcoSave Program — to a new role as climate and energy manager, and brought in Cecilia Jaques as the new climate and energy advisor.

Together, they will begin implementation of the plan to reverse climate...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Sep 27 2021

With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.

Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.

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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 27 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is...

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