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by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 21 2021

The region’s potential new backcountry skiing destination will reveal all in a virtual open house Thursday night.

Zincton will host the open house (register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o8qxMOrcQTa8QRpc2umQDw) with formal proposal...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

Cases are declining in the West Kootenay/Boundary according to the weekly BC Centre of Disease control Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence graphic.

Between October 10-16, 2021, the high for the West Kootenay/Boundary region was Trail with 16 new COVID-19 cases.

Earlier this month, the Silver City area reported 74 COVID-19 cases.

Both...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

During the month of October, ICBC and police are launching a pedestrian safety campaign to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes involving pedestrians nearly double at this time of year.

Nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities occur between October and January as the weather changes and daylight hours decrease — in the Southern Interior, on average, 150 pedestrians are...

by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

A decision to log trees near part of the popular Apex Loop cross country skiing trail has the region’s Nordic ski club searching for answers for the coming season.

When the trees siding a one-kilometre section of the Loop were logged by the landowner, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club (NNSC) approached the owner with questions of access and safety. The exposed hillside now creates an avalanche...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Oct 19 2021

As of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 89.2% (4,136,000) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (3,870,709) have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.7% (3,879,091) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.2% (3,640,757) have received their second dose.

B.C. is reporting 560 new cases of COVID...

by Province of British Columbia on Monday Oct 18 2021

The first concrete girders that will support the bridge deck have been installed for the new Sheep Bridge on Highway 1 in the Kicking Horse Canyon as work continues improvements to the highway east of Golden.

Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, toured the project on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

“This is another major step towards completion as we transform this...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 18 2021

In its most recent update, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said construction at both the Balfour and Kootenay Bay Terminals this summer has progressed significantly is on track to be completed by the end of 2021.

This works comes following a summer of challenging summer of wildfires, extreme heat, and the ongoing pandemic for the Kootenay Lake Ferry Services...

by The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 18 2021

More that 50 people tied up traffic in downtown Nelson Saturday afternoon as part of the LastStand West-Kootenay rally and march.

The group, who said they were marching on unceded Sinixt territory, came together Saturday in solidarity with Fairy Creek Old Growth Forest land defenders.

“These types of high productive old growth forests make up less than 1% of the forests in...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Oct 15 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Friday for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said snowfall total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

“A Pacific frontal system is giving snow heavy at times to Kootenay Pass this morning,” Environment Canada said.

“The snow is expected to continue through today with total accumulations up to 15 cm near the...

by Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 14 2021

Northern Health (NH) is introducing new public health orders covering most of the NH region to manage COVID-19 activity.

The Delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for people in communities with lower vaccination rates, including younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19.

With a large unvaccinated...

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