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by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

B.C.’s maximum allowable rent increase amount for 2022 is being set at 1.5%, based on inflation.

This increase cannot take effect prior to Jan. 1, 2022. If landlords choose to increase rent, they must provide a full three months’ notice to tenants using the correct notice of rent increase form.

To support British Columbians, the Province enacted a rent freeze at the beginning of...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

On Monday, Sept. 6, at 5:15 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP and BC Highway Patrol received a report that a 31-year-old West Kelowna man was deceased after a single motor vehicle incident that occurred on Hwy 3, near Nancy Green Provincial Park, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The man and his passenger, a 26-year-old West Kelowna woman, were reportedly travelling...

by Trail Champion on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

On Sept. 3, at 8:15 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report that a five-year-old Trail boy and a eight-year-old Trail girl had wandered away from their residences in the 1900 block of Seventh Avenue in Trail. RCMP officers conducted patrols and located the two children unharmed in 1500 block of Bay Avenue in downtown Trail. The children were apparently trying to get to...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

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

There are a few musts that make democracy work.

Democracy must be participatory and it must encourage rigorous dialogue, said Sarah Bennett, People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Kootenay-Columbia.

But politics also must be motivated by solid, transparent values, which is...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Sep 08 2021

Most people try to keep their children and grandchildren safe and wouldn’t knowingly put them at risk. Maybe that’s why some ignore or deny the climate crisis. It’s easier than admitting that, by our actions, we’re condemning those we love to an increasingly uncertain future.

A new...

by City of Castlegar on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

Air Canada is increasing service to the West Kootenay Regional Airport with two additional weekly flights to and from Vancouver starting September 8, 2021.

Travellers can now book Air Canada Express flights to and from Vancouver five days a week with new service on Wednesdays and Sundays for afternoon travel on Dash 8-Q400 aircraft which seats 78 passengers.

“Additional flights...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

The Nelson Airport provided the backdrop to raise awareness and funds for Hope Air — a national charity that provides free flights and accommodations for Canadians in financial need who must reach medical care far from home.

Last Friday morning, pilot Dave McElroy landed at the Nelson Airport as part of the fourth annual Give Hope Wings expedition, held from August 23 to September 3....

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

Every March and September, police across BC participate in the Distracted Driving and Occupant Restraint enforcement campaign.

This September is no different, and police across the Province will be conducting intensified distracted driving enforcement in your area.

Fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions due to distracted driving are completely preventable and ...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

Six months of below-average precipitation ended in August said the Southeast Fire Centre in its monthly weather synopsis.

The increase in precipitation, which slowed the spread of wildfires in the region, was caused by a significant shift in the large-scale circulation that allowed approximately ten waves of moisture during the month of August. 

August also saw the region deal...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 07 2021

A city-sponsored contest is encouraging people to get vaccinated but is in no way forcing them to do so, noted one city councillor.

Keith Page said the idea of the Vax and Relax lottery (nelson.ca/888/Get-Vaccinated-Nelson) was to offer prizes as the way to help the district reach its immunization goals and raise...

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