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By Province of British Columbia on Monday Oct 18 2021

The first concrete girders that will support the bridge deck have been installed for the new Sheep Bridge on Highway 1 in the Kicking Horse Canyon as work continues improvements to the highway east of Golden.

Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, toured the project on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 18 2021

In its most recent update, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said construction at both the Balfour and Kootenay Bay Terminals this summer has progressed significantly is on track to be completed by the end of 2021.

By Letters to the editor on Monday Oct 18 2021

To The Editor:

This past summer, hundreds of wildfires blazed around the world. Driven by extreme heat waves, these fires made one thing abundantly clear: the climate crisis is at our doorsteps and our politicians simply are not acting at the scale and pace we need.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 18 2021

More that 50 people tied up traffic in downtown Nelson Saturday afternoon as part of the LastStand West-Kootenay rally and march.

The group, who said they were marching on unceded Sinixt territory, came together Saturday in solidarity with Fairy Creek Old Growth Forest land defenders.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Oct 18 2021

A new underground decline being proposed for the Kenville Mine west of the city won’t affect domestic wells in the region, a consultant report has concluded.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Oct 15 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Friday for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said snowfall total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

“A Pacific frontal system is giving snow heavy at times to Kootenay Pass this morning,” Environment Canada said.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 14 2021

Northern Health (NH) is introducing new public health orders covering most of the NH region to manage COVID-19 activity.

The Delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for people in communities with lower vaccination rates, including younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 14 2021

Selkirk College students in Castlegar and Nelson will have more access to student housing as provincial funding for 148 beds in two new buildings has been approved.

These new buildings will provide more on-campus housing options, while helping to reduce rental-market pressure in both communities.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Oct 14 2021

 

The city will be turning a sow’s ear of permissive tax exemptions into a silk purse of affordable housing as it charts a course on a new financial policy.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Oct 13 2021

An analysis has been launched into the merit of adding a chunk of private land into the regional parks system.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay staff have taken up the mantle of exploration into the potential acquisition of 134 acres of land in Krestova — located in electoral Area H — to be used as regional parkland for outdoor recreation.