It’s a bit of a homecoming for Nelson’s new Chief Librarian.
As a student, Tracey Therrien did her practicum at the Nelson Library before becoming Chief Librarian in Salmo. Therrien stepped into the Nelson Public Library’s top position on August 14.
“We’re both excited to be back in the Kootenays,” says Therrien, adding husband Brett will join her shortly.
The provincial government is making its first move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage for British Columbia by announcing a 50-cent increase for September and renewing its commitment to a fair wages commission.
In making the announcement today, Premier John Horgan said moving over time to a $15 minimum wage is long overdue in making life more affordable for British Columbians.
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.