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By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Sep 20 2017

To ensure individuals have access to the mental health and substance use (MHSU) services they need, no matter where they live, Interior Health is expanding access to a rural telehealth pilot project.

“Unless you’ve struggled with a mental illness, it is nearly impossible to understand the barriers and stigma that people face in trying to get the support they need,” says Judy Darcy...

By Contributor on Monday Sep 18 2017

Due to decreased fire activity, cooler weather and recent progress made by firefighting crews, regional districts in the Southeast Fire Centre and the BC Wildfire Service have made some changes to existing area restrictions and evacuation alerts.

Regional District of East Kootenay:

  • Effective at ...
By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Sep 14 2017

The city could come to the rescue of Grand Forks Search and Rescue by entering into an annual fee-for-service agreement with the only search and rescue team in the Boundary.

Members of the Grand Forks Search and Rescue (GFSAR) appeared before council recently with the request for annual financial and in-kind contributions, including a $10,000 standing annual request for the services it...

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Sep 13 2017

On Sept. 7, Castlegar RCMP arrested 35-year-old Brandon Malkinson of Nelson in relation to this break and enter/assault matter (see coverage below). He was held in custody until his court appearance on Sept. 11, and on that date he was found guilty of two counts of break-and-enter, assault, and breach of probation, according to Castlegar RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

“We got a couple of good...

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 12 2017

A trio of FortisBC workers from the Kootenays arrived in in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, September 10 to begin in helping restore power to the area devastated by Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

FortisBC said in total, six power line technicians and one supervisor from FortisBC joined a 58-person operation crew from Fortis Inc.’s Canadian operations to help restore the...

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary in a press release Friday said the BC Government has issued a Level 4 Drought for the Kootenay Boundary region (the entire Kettle River Watershed) as of Friday, September 8, 2017.

"With little to no precipitation, our recently overflowing rivers are now drying up," the RDKB said.

"The Granby River, Kettle and West Kettle River are all at...

By Boundary Sentinel on Friday Sep 08 2017

The warm, hot summer has taken a toll water supplies everywhere in the province of BC.

This has forced the City of Grand Forks to begin implementing Stage 3 Watering Restrictions effective Monday, September 11th, because of the provincial drought levels.

“We’re asking for the cooperation of all residents as we try to reduce our water demand by 50 percent,” the City of Grand Forks...

By Dermod Travis on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

There's nothing quite like poring through 87,527 credit card charges to the B.C. government's plastic in 2016/17.

Charges that can often be on top of a company's billings to existing government accounts. For instance, last year, Sensus Communications billed the government $79,286, while various ministries put an additional $58,059 on plastic.

Totalling more than $51.3 million,...

By John Boivin on Wednesday Sep 06 2017

For the former president of the Nelson Road Kings Automobile club, it makes perfect sense to tie in this year’s Queen City Cruise with the end of Nelson’s Art Walk season.

“To my mind, they’re works of art,” says  Mike Keegan of the 400-plus cars that will be on display on Baker Street this weekend in the Heritage City.

Celebrating its 15th year, the annual Nelson Road...

By Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Sep 02 2017

A grass fire, likely caused by a discarded cigarette butt, burned a 20 by 30 metre section of the bank near 17 Street (behind Safeway) before crews could extinguish it, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“This was definitely human-caused, most likely from smoking materials,” he said, adding they got the call at 12:20 p.m. and seven firefighters had the blaze dealt with and were back...

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