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by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Monday May 02 2022

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) was recognized for achieving excellence in economic development, winning two British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) awards for its...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 02 2022

The outdoor elements have won in the poll to see what people prefer for the re-imagination of Campbell Field in the regional district at South Slocan.

Over half of the people (57 per cent) who responded to an online poll indicated that a multi-activity development that makes use of outdoor amenities — with some respite from the weather — was a better fit for the...

by Contributor on Sunday May 01 2022

Sunday morning, women from the Nelson & District Women’s Centre gathered to display a banner in front of the Provincial Courthouse calling for a guaranteed livable income (GLI).

“Poverty remains a significant issue for women,” said Terri-Lynn Wilkinson, Executive Director of the Women’s Centre in a media release.

“Every day at the Centre, we see women in greater need because...

by Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 29 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a small poultry flock in the Regional District of Central Kootenay has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.

B.C.’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food continues to work closely with the CFIA and B.C. poultry producers to ensure enhanced prevention and preparedness measures are in place to protect...

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Following the flooding in November 2021, the Province is making significant changes to ensure more people, communities and businesses can access and receive increased benefits from British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance program.

The slate of immediate regulatory changes will allow the Province to provide up-front contributions toward community recovery projects, increase the...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Apr 28 2022

The city won’t be jumping on board the banning of single-use plastics train any time soon, despite communities across the province already banning them ahead of provincial and federal government legislation.

A city official confirmed that Nelson is waiting for the federal government to pass Canada-wide legislation that would ban single-use plastic later this year.

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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

People are already standing together to stop a plan to log a section of old growth forest near Argenta.

Last weekend an environmental protest camp was set up near Argenta, with support from local environmentalists and at the invitation of the Autonomous Sinixt, Last Stand West Kootenay (LSWK) — a grassroots collective, non-profit group — intends “to help protect part one of the most...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

Three times is the charm for city council when it comes to presentations.

Or, at least it could be capped at three, according to a discussion over Council Procedure Bylaw at the April 19 committee-of-the-whole (COW) meeting.

The number of presentations at the monthly COW meeting — from city staff and from the public — that city council could feasibly hear and discuss was...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The school district is facing a funding shortfall next school year, a direct result of a drop in projected enrolment, which could mean fewer teachers employed.

There is a projected decline of 43.125 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students for the next school year in School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), a figure which is predominantly made up of regular Kindergarten to Grade 12 school...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The Nature Conservancy of Canada has just announced plans for the largest private land conservation project in Canada’s history. When complete, Boreal Wildlands will protect 1,450 square kilometres of boreal forest near Hearst in northern Ontario.

The project will encompass an area twice the size of the city of Toronto.

This week, as we celebrate Earth Day and what it means to...

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