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by Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 20 2021

 As of Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, 86.8% (4,024,302) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.4% (3,679,181) received their second dose.

In addition, 87.4% (3,778,735) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 80.2% (3,470,043) received their second dose.

Over a three-day period, B.C. is reporting 1,692...

by BC Hydro on Monday Sep 20 2021

A new BC Hydro report outlines how drought-weakened trees coupled with stormier La Niña weather conditionsmay result inmore power outages this fall and winter.

In the report titled, “The perfect storm: How summer drought could mean severe fall storm fallout,”  BC Hydro meteorologistspredict this summer’s record-breaking temperatures in B.C. could mean a fresh accumulation of...

by Lower Columbia Initiatives Corp on Monday Sep 20 2021

Economic activity is ramping up in the Lower Columbia region, as two new directors lead the charge.

Rebecca Richards has been appointed Director of the Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) in partnership with Jacomien van Tonder, Director of Metal Tech Alley. Their co-directorship responds to both entities...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 19 2021

People can light them if they got them as the burning ban has been lifted in most of the rural West Kootenay region.

As of late last week open burning is permitted in several fire zones, including Kootenay Lake — which contains Nelson and the Slocan Valley — Arrow, Columbia, Invermere and Cranbrook.

The lifting of the ban — which had been in place for nearly three months —...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 19 2021

Saturday marked another round of protests in Nelson as anti-vaccine supporters filled the sidewalks in front of City Hall as part of the mass World Wide Rally for Freedom demonstrations across Canada and the world.

More than 300 protesters waved Canadian flags and held signs, some saying “Say No to Vaxx Tyranny”, “No to Vaccine Passports” and “Pro-Choice NO Mandates” to show their...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Sep 16 2021

A man has a kayaker to to thank for his life, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor

"On Sept. 15, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a kayaker while on the Columbia River in Castlegar observed a male who was in medical distress shortly after entering the river," Taylor said..

"The kayaker was able to pull the 55-year-old male onto his...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Thursday, September 16, 2021, the Southeast Fire Centre said all open burning will be permitted in the Cranbrook, Invermere, Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones.

However, open burning will remain prohibited in the Boundary fire zone.

In the Boundary Zone the following equipment and activities remain prohibited:

  • Category...
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 15 2021

Humanity seems to be teetering on the brink. On one hand, we know that rapidly shifting from coal, oil and gas to renewable energy, along with protecting and restoring carbon sinks like forests and wetlands, will go a long way to slowing the worsening impacts of climate disruption. We know that women’s rights, family planning services, access to birth control and education are the best ways to...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

The Province is strengthening its ambulance system with the largest hiring push in B.C.'s history in rural and remote locations.

In October, 24 ambulance stations will be converted from on-call paramedic staffing to 24/7 stations with eight full-time paramedics. This follows through and expands the commitment made when the BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) action plan was announced...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

Game on.

The city has approved a proposal by the Nelson Hoops Association to construct a regulation-sized basketball court at Lakeside Park, over 10 years after a similar proposal by two enterprising young men was denied by the council of the day.

As well, the city approved an in-kind contribution of up to $7,500 to cover city staff time and material for the work associated with...


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