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In a media release Thursday, Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, said it is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users across numerous forecast regions in BC and Alberta — including the Kootenay/Boundary regions.

Avalanche Canada said...

In a media release Thursday, Interior Health said that Slocan Valley residents are advised of the temporarily adjustment of emergency department hours at Slocan Community Health Centre in New Denver beginning today, Jan. 20, 2022.

Interior Health said that until further notice, emergency...

Back on the hardwood after a long hiatus due to COVID-19 precautions, the L.V. Roger Bombers rode the 13-point performance of Samuel Orasuk to edge the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 48-46 in West Kootenay Boys High School Basketball action Tuesday afternoon in Trail.

The win was the second of the...

Tenzin Mint of the Nelson Leafs was recently selected as one of the three stars of the week by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Goalie Mint was joined by forward Kort Kisinger of the Fernie Ghostriders and defenceman Ethan Floris of the Osoyoos Coyotes for the period...

New Democrat MLAs Brittny Anderson and Katrine Conroy say new early childhood education seats at Selkirk College will train more childcare workers, helping make childcare more accessible to families.

“Early Childhood Educators are the workforce behind the workforce,” said MLA Anderson.

“We’re supporting Selkirk’s expansion so that these incredible people have all the tools they...

Oxygen Art Centre launches the first phase of an online youth arts education program entitled freezer cheese. 

Generously supported by the BC Arts Council Pivot Program and Osprey Community Foundation, freezer cheese offers a series of six free art demonstration videos for youth (ages 15 - 30) and gift cards to purchase art supplies to follow along.

Art demonstration videos are...

Interior Health adjusting services to strengthen patient safety

 Interior Health is announcing temporary service adjustments to strengthen patient care due to Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing challenges.

“As we manage the Omicron-driven COVID-19 staffing impacts on the health system, Interior Health is proactively identifying services to adjust and relocate in order to maintain safe patient care,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown...

BC Hydro data shows several electricity demand records were broken in 2021 after extreme weather hit B.C. at different times of the year.  

The new report titled, “2021: A record-breaking year for electricity demand and extreme weather,” shows BC Hydro had record peak loads in 2021 due to extreme temperatures in both summer and winter that lasted for extended periods of time.

“We...