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by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 07 2023

EDITOR NOTE: The upcoming Zone 6 AGM set for February 18 at 10 a.m. has beed moved from the Kootenay Room of the Castlegar Community Complex. The new locations for the meeting is SANDMAN INN in CASTLEGAR. Times remain the same.

The West Kootenay/Boundary Zone 6 BC Senior Games executive continues to rustle the bushes for volunteers to step up to guarantee the...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 07 2023

Environment Canada issued an alert Tuesday for Highway 3, Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit.

Environment Canada said hazardous winter conditions are expected beginning today and into Tuesday evening with total snowfall accumulations of 25 cm.

“A frontal system moving across the BC Interior will give heavy snow to southern highway passes,” Environment Canada said.

“Light snow...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 06 2023

The nation’s Species at Risk Act is no law at all, says a local environmental group.

The Valhalla Wilderness Society contends that the Species at Risk Act (SARA) does not provide protection under the law for the endangered mountain caribou and its habitat, 30 years after Canada signed an accord — at the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Rio De Janeiro — to protect...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Feb 06 2023

 Lieutenant governor Janet Austin has delivered a forward-looking speech from the throne, laying out actions the provincial government will take to tackle today's biggest challenges and build a stronger, more secure future for everyone who calls B.C. home.

"Despite everything we've gone through over the past few years, British Columbians remain relentlessly optimistic about their...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 06 2023

The regional transit service has been suffering and the community is stepping up with solutions, noted a member of the West Kootenay Transit committee.

Rik Logtenberg said the contract the Regional District of Central Kootenay — along with the City of Nelson — and BC Transit has with NextGen has struggled with a lack of bus drivers on some routes, causing the...

by Nature Conservancy of Canada on Thursday Feb 02 2023

During the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, over 190 nations adopted a Global Biodiversity Framework.

Part of that agreement is to conserve at least 30 per cent of the world’s lands and waters by 2030. While it is not a legally binding agreement, people and communities want action. Here in Canada, the federal government has committed to this goal as a measure to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2023
The West Kootenay chapter of Bags of Love was started in June 2012. In 2018 the name was changed to West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation and on January 27, 2020 we received charity status, enabling us to give receipts for donations over $100 in value and to apply for grants to assist us in purchasing supplies.
When Bags of Love initially started, we were primarily making bags...
by CBT on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

Expressing opinions, developing ideas and planning to take action in their communities: these are some of the ways that youth will be inspired at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, taking place in Kimberley from May 12 to 14, 2023. Youth aged 14 to 18 are invited to apply now to this unique, free opportunity, hosted by Columbia Basin Trust.

“This summit is an amazing opportunity...

by Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

Share your beloved pet with the world by winning them a page in the BC SPCA’s 2024 Calendar. The Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, launches today with more prizes than ever and a limited time bonus.

“We can’t wait to see all the animals who have left paw prints on their guardians’ hearts,” says Alina Wilson, senior officer of digital giving for the BC SPCA. “When you...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 5:47 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater RCMP was conducting a routine patrol in a marked vehicle when he located a collision that had just occurred between a bicyclist and vehicle in the 5800 block of Hwy 3B in Trail, according to RCMP NC/ioc Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The officer discovered that a 60-year-old Trail man was riding his electric bicycle eastbound on...


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