In a press release today, the City of Castlegar announced big news for people travelling via the West Kootenay Regional Airport (WKRA).
The BC SPCA is applauding the provincial government’s move to end British Columbia’s grizzly bear trophy hunt. Announced Monday by Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson and in a B.C. government release, the ban will take effect on Nov. 30 throughout British Columbia, after this year’s season.
We’ve all seen the bomber planes and the bucketing helicopters overhead, and most of us have seen photographs in social media of ground crews working during what continues to be a State of Emergency due to wildfires in B.C.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has been advised by BC Wildfire Service that the threat posed by the Kokanee Creek wildfire has diminished enough to allow for the rescind of the Evacuation Alert for all North Shore residents that were placed on Evacuation Alert on August 12, 2017 as of as of noon Tuesday (August 15).
Smoke from wildfires has forced the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior and Northern Health Authorities to issue a Smoky Skies Bulletin for most of the Central and Southern Interior of the province..
To The Editor:
Thank you Nelson!
Granite Pointe at Nelson will be filled with many young golfers as a field of 80 takes to the Rosemont track Tuesday for a practice round in preparation for the 2017 BC Juvenile Golf Championships.
The 54-hole tournament begins Wednesday.
One of the players on the course is Brendon Makeiv of the Balfour Course.
The NDP government announced Monday, that effective Nov. 30, 2017, the British Columbia government will end grizzly bear trophy hunting throughout the province and stop all hunting of grizzlies in the Great Bear Rainforest.
Cooler, wetter weather has helped BC Wildfire Service crews get a bit of a handle on some of the local fires in the West Kootenay.
Approximately 15 kilometres north of Nelson, 10-15 mm of precipitation allowed firefighters to gain a bit of a reprieve with the Kokanee Creek wildfire.
Some of the region’s most popular parks received a geographical boost and a legislative nod from the regional district.
Taghum Beach Regional Park was officially more than doubled in size, while Sunshine Bay Regional Park in the Procter-Harrop community received a vital piece of infrastructure.