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'Trespass Act' brought into play at City Hall to avoid inside protests

Earlier last month around 50 people walked inside the first floor of the municipal government building — that contained Service BC and city staff — carrying signs and staged a quiet occupation of the office, forcing management to close Service BC to the public and city staff to cancel appointments — TND submitted photo

The site of City Hall being occupied by protesters likely won’t be a repeated sight.

Earlier last month around 50 people walked inside the first floor of the municipal government building — that contained Service BC and city staff — carrying signs and staged a quiet occupation of the office, forcing management to close Service BC to the public and city staff to cancel appointments.

Creston student recipient of Youth Work in Trades award

Creston Valley Secondary School student Andrew Phillips (right) is well on his way to becoming a Red Seal Millwright.

Andrew Phillips, a grade 12 student at Creston Valley Secondary School, has already earned well over half the required hours needed to become a red seal Millwright.

And he is also $1000 wealthier for it.

Andrew is the deserving recipient of the ITA Youth Work in Trades $1000 Award. Having already completed 3800 hours, Andrew well exceeded the criteria required to be eligible for this award.

Congratulations Andrew Phillips!

Kootenay Artisan Fair allows consumers to shop local

For a decade, the Kootenay Artisan Fair has provided a platform for artists and craftspeople to sell their goods to the community around the holiday season. Buying local is one way to reduce our gift-giving carbon footprint. — Submitted photo

Experts stress that consumption is a driving force behind climate change and communities across Canada are experiencing the impact.

As floods recently hammered regions in the province of BC, nearly 200 nations attended the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, where the proposed climate plan was accepted, to limit the extent of our planet’s warming.

How can we in the Kootenays create meaning this season without over-consuming?

How is this season shaping up when buying gifts from alternative sources, like from local artisans?

Online survey shows range of support for backcountry ski development

Twenty-three questions were delivered in the online survey that saw a total of 696 people respond, with a yes-or-no format on several of the major ideas contained in the development.

The results of an online survey on the Zincton backcountry ski development show overwhelming support for some of the broad themes of the project.

Twenty-three questions were delivered in the online survey that saw a total of 696 people respond, with a yes-or-no format on several of the major ideas contained in the development.

The questions ranged from the use of the public land included as part of the tenure to the creation of a wildlife corridor to remediation of the mine sites.

KIJHL sanctions Nitehawks for violating COVID-19 vaccination policy

Nitehawks coach Terry Jones was also suspended for eight games and the team fined $2,500.

In a short statement on the league website, the Kootenay International Hockey League announced that the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The KIJHL statement said the sanctions stem from the participation of two Nitehawks players in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not meet the KIJHL’s requirement of being fully vaccinated.

Vaccine for children aged five to 12 arrives in region: Education ministry

COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older — screenshot

The vaccine has arrived in the school district for children aged five to 11, the Ministry of Education has announced.

COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older. 

BC Education Deputy Minister Scott Macdonald said in a press release through the schools Monday that clinics were not happening in schools during school time. 

Together Nelson releases starting point on action plan for poverty reduction

Together Nelson delivered the initial findings of the just completed community action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and area — agenda screenshot.

Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

Such was the message of Together Nelson in delivering the initial findings of the just completed community action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and area.

Marjie Lesko — Together Nelson project manager — and Malorie Moore — co-chair of the Together Nelson leadership roundtable — spoke to council at the last committee-of-the-whole meeting, explaining how the findings of the strategy will move forward with reducing the level of poverty in the community.

RDCK EOC warns public of High Streamflow Advisory for Southeast BC

The RDCK said this advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of region and includes the Duncan River and tributaries. — Province of BC

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Saturday that the  The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for streams in southeast BC.

The RDCK said this advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of region and includes the Duncan River and tributaries.

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