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by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

On September 12, 2021, at 4:13 p.m. Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report about two hikers, a 51-year-old and 59-year-old Trail woman, possibly stranded on the Old Glory Trail, in Rossland.

A frontline Trail RCMP officer contacted Rossland Search and Rescue who took action and located the pair by helicopter. Rossland SAR volunteers were dropped off near the two hikers and...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 14 2021

Monday afternoon in Nelson, the grassroots group Last Stand West Kootenays kept up its fight against the logging of old-growth forests in the province with a non-violent protest outside the office of MLA for Nelson-Creston, Brittny Anderson.

The protest was one of several organized across the province, including in Nanaimo and Vancouver, in solidarity with the nearly one thousand people...

by Interior Health Authority on Monday Sep 13 2021

Interior Health is updating COVID-19 regional medical health officer orders to make it possible for larger events to go ahead in the Interior, as long as participants show proof of full vaccination.

“Thank you to everyone across the Interior who continues to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

“However, we can’t let our guard...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

Arrests will be made if people insist on ‘flaunting the current health directions’ regarding COVID-19 restrictions, the city’s chief constable has declared.

Donovan Fisher said Monday that, although they respect everyone’s right to choose, people who ignore the requirements for businesses to check for vaccinations will be arrested...

by Michael Jessen on Monday Sep 13 2021

“We can envisage a world that is different but in order to bring it into being, we must take action.” – Alastair McIntosh

Activism comes in all sizes, shapes, and at all ages.

Greta Thunberg was only eight when she first learned about the climate crisis.

As a 15-year-old, her concern about...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 13 2021

It was a happy mistake for Clarence Wilkie’s wife, who mistook his $150,000 win from a ...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Sep 13 2021

An ongoing wildfire risk reduction project on 70 hectares of forest just outside of the city is reducing the threat of fire inside the city, according to a regional district official.

Joel Hamilton said the Selous Creek Wildfire Risk Reduction project — for a price tag of $580,340 — was to offer planning and treatment of the forest immediately adjacent Nelson city limits, the city’s...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Sep 12 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release that effective Monday, September 13, 2021, — order of the British Columbia Provincial Health Officer (PHO) effective September 13, 2021, — people 12 and older will be required to present proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses.

The RDCK said this order will apply to some programs and services...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Sep 10 2021

This is the fourth of five profiles of candidates for the Kootenay-Columbia riding.

 

A familiar face is looking to turn back time on Sept. 20.

Former Kootenay-Columbia MP Wayne Stetski is looking to repeat his 2015 win when he took the riding on the NDP ticket, adding his name to the 2021 list of candidates.

Although he lost in the last federal election in...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Sep 09 2021

Two men are thanking an off-duty police officer and his son after their canoe capsized this past weekend Revelstoke RCMP said in a media release Thursday.

RCMP said on September 6th, 2021 and 11 a.m., an off-duty RCMP Member with the Forensic Identification Section and his 11-year-old son were canoeing on Griffin Lake, located 27 kilometers west of Revelstoke.

While hearing...

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