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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Jun 19 2022

Although the first phase of the regional district organic waste diversion strategy has launched it will be later this year before a limited version settles in to serve the Heritage city.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will open its first composting facility this week, completing the construction of a new facility in the Creston landfill to handle the collection of...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Jun 18 2022

The region’s snowpack has climbed to 215 per cent of normal as the spring melt continues to build.

Since May 15 the region’s average snowpack has risen from 128 per cent of normal to 215 per cent, well above normal snow basin indices.

“It is important to note the total snow depth is not increasing,” noted the B.C. River Forecast Centre in its Snow Survey and Water Supply...

by Charles Jeanes on Friday Jun 17 2022

Science, anti-science, pseudo-science, non-science, pre-modern science:  “There’s more under heaven and earth than is dreamt of” by homo sapiens

Definitions:

Science: what we commonly think of, when we hear the word. Medicine. Viruses. Stars. Atoms -- all studied by science. We tend to think this...

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Jun 16 2022
FIFA has confirmed that Vancouver has been chosen as an official host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

This is the first time that FIFA Men's World Cup matches will be played on Canadian soil, and the tournament is watched by billions of people around the world. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to support the tourism sector, put the global spotlight on British...

by CBT on Thursday Jun 16 2022

Friends and families gathered along the shores of the Kootenay River at Taghum Hall on April 22, 2022, toasting Mother Nature with a rousing live rendition of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a story about respecting nature and the power of action to affect positive change.

Young performers delighted the audience from the newly-installed gazebo as part of the Earth Day Festival, a...

by City of Castlegar on Thursday Jun 16 2022

Mercer Celgar has delayed its work scheduled for June 16/17 until June 19/20.

This means water conservation is not necessary June 16/17 but will be limited to essential use only June 19/20.

Previous coverage:

The City is asking residents to limit water consumption to essential use only on June 7/8 and June 16/17.

This is required to facilitate...

by Regional District of Central Kootenay on Thursday Jun 16 2022

The ice floor of the arena at the Castlegar & District Community Complex will be replaced in 2023 to address brine leaks that have been occurring over the last few years. The work to replace the ice floor will require the closure of the arena for approximately six months, but will be timed to have the least impact on ice users as possible.

“The replacement of the floor is being...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jun 16 2022

Peter and Paul will both be paid in the city’s new policy on how to publish required notices to the public.

City council voted in favour of advertising the city’s notices once in the newspaper and also to be posted on a public notice landing page on the city’s website. The move differs from previous practice of solely advertising the notices solely in the newspaper (print) for two...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 15 2022

The free Compassion in Action Community Conference is coming up soon in Grand Forks on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th , from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

This free community event will include continental breakfast and a Doukhobor lunch each day.

All attendees must preregister for the event at the...

by City of Castlegar on Wednesday Jun 15 2022

All Castlegar homeowners should have received their property tax notice by now.

All property taxes are due on July 4, 2022 and residents are encouraged to pay on time to avoid a 10 per cent penalty which is automatically applied to unpaid taxes after the deadline.

The City offers the following property tax payment options:

  • in person or online through your financial...

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