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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 15 2022

The effects of the Cultus Creek fire could threaten a section of the CP Rail line southeast of the city, says a post wildfire natural hazards risk analysis report commissioned by province.

Last summer the Cultus Creek fire burned approximately 7,589 hectares about 35 kilometres southeast of Nelson, on the west side of Kootenay Lake.

Although there was sparse human settlement...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

The B.C. Land Matching Program (BCLMP) delivered by Young Agrarians has achieved more than 200 matches, bringing farmers and landholders together to strengthen the province’s food supply.

“Congratulations to all the farmers and landholders who are a part of this amazing milestone for the B.C. Land Matching Program, and thank you for providing fresh, nutritious food for our communities...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

To assist with documenting and helping better understand the risks of Lyme disease in the province, the BC Centre of Disease Control has started a new program to help the identification of ticks.

In a media release on its website the BCCDC said it has joined forces with eTick, a free and easy tick photo identification...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

Summer in Canada would not be the same without access to freshwater lakes. Last year, Canada experienced a record number of heatwaves, wildfires and extreme droughts that affected lakes all over the country. Understanding the impacts of climate change on our lakes requires data collected over multiple years, but many of the two million lakes in Canada...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 13 2022

The location for the Wednesday city farmers’ market has been set, moving to the 600 block of Baker Street and the Hall Street Plaza.

City council gave third reading to the bylaw that permanently positioned the market, that has bounced around for years along Baker Street and even to Cottonwood Park, in the plaza — an area specifically designed to host such events.

There was some...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 12 2022
To prepare for this year’s spring freshet and wildfire seasons, the Province is urging caution and encouraging people to prepare for these hazards.
British Columbians can take steps to better protect their homes and financial security by buying flood and fire insurance, and can take further action to minimize the potential for damage when flooding is forecast or...
by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 12 2022

A suspended doctor and a few colleagues toured the Kootenays over the weekend to warn parents about the risks of vaccinating kids.

Dr. Stephen Malthouse was joined by Dr. Sophia Bayfield and Dr. Kevin Sclater at speaking engagements in Nelson, Trail and Castlegar April 8 and 9 to explain that the risks of children under the age of 19 getting COVID-19 is “statistically zero...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 12 2022

The future of the old-growth forest of Enterprise Creek is still uncertain.

Although no official deferral has been announced for the area, Interfor Corporation has agreed to bring a team — which includes Last Stand West Kootenay, the Autonomous Sinixt and the Valhalla Wilderness Society — on a walk through the area before commencing logging, noted a press release from the ad hoc...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Apr 11 2022

The city needs to step up and not wave in its commitment to the arts and culture sector in the Heritage city, says one city councillor.

Keith Page said it was the municipal government’s responsibility to aid and abet all parts of the arts and culture sector as the community recovers from the latest wave of the pandemic and restrictions are being lifted.

“I think that we can...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 10 2022

ICBC, in partnership with the provincial government, TELUS and Project Whitecard Inc., is launching a new simulation and training tool for inexperienced drivers, called Street Sense.

Street Sense is an interactive application designed to help pre-drivers, inexperienced drivers, and drivers new to B.C., learn and gain experience in recognizing and avoiding potential hazards on the road...


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