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RDCK moves to Stage 2 water conservation measures for all RDCK water systems

Effective immediately, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is implementing mandatory Stage 2 Water Conservation Measures for all RDCK water systems. The RDCK currently operates 18 water systems that includes: Balfour Burton Duhamel Edgewood Erickson-Arrow Creek Fauquier Grandview Properties Lister Lucas Road McDonald Creek Riondel Rosebery Highlands Sanca Park South Slocan West Robson Woodbury Village Woodland Heights […]

Interior Health issues tips as temperatures soar in region

Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued heat warnings for multiple areas in the Interior Health region. The Province has not declared an extreme heat emergency for this region. With elevated temperatures, the risk of heat-related illness increases. The BC Centre for Disease Control provides a broad range of heat-related guidance on its website, including information on the […]

Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee hosts summer street party

The Nelson & Area Wildfire Risk Reduction Committee, comprising representatives from BC Parks, the City of Nelson, the Ministry of Forests, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), invites the public to an exciting and informative community event on Thursday, July 11 from 2-6 p.m. at the Hall Street Plaza (Corner of Hall Street […]

Community Effort Helps Nurture Future Health Care Professionals

Addressing health care shortfalls in rural British Columbia is the focus of a Selkirk College Foundation campaign aimed at assisting students destined for careers in a variety of vital professions. Launched in early-summer, the foundation’s Steps to Success Campaign has a fundraising target of $150,000 to establish a new suite of financial assistance awards for […]

Kootenay collaboration takes conservation to next level

On a bright October day, three dozen people crest a knoll in the Wycliffe Conservation Complex, a corridor of conservation lands just north of Cranbrook. To the barn swallows overhead, the people — a line of puffy jackets in earthy hues — look as much a part of the landscape as the creeks and groves […]

J.V. Humphries graduate Madyson Isaac earns prestigious Cmolik Undergraduate Scholarship

Kootenay Lake School District said in a media release that J.V. Humphries Elementary-Secondary School Grade 12 graduate Madyson Isaac has been awarded a 2024 Cmolik Undergraduate Scholarship. The scholarship will pay the entire cost of her tuition and books while the Kaslo high school Grade 12 student pursues an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Thompson […]

Wildsight mounts fight for endangered mountain caribou habitat in Seymour River watershed

Residents are being asked to help protect endangered mountain caribou habitat and old growth forests at risk of logging north of Salmon Arm, as part of a new Wildsight-organized campaign. Stella Jones and Pacific Woodtech’s proposed clearcuts would result in the combined destruction of 608 hectares of core caribou habitat and mature and old-growth stands […]

Boundary/Kootenay drivers urged to be on alert to prevent wildlife collisions

As BC enters a peak period for wildlife activity, Road Safety at Work urges drivers in the Southern Interior to be on alert for animals on highways. Every year in B.C. some 9,900 vehicle collisions with wildlife are reported, according to ICBC. The actual numbers may be much higher due to under-reporting. Collisions with deer often […]

Canada's population surpasses 41 million

Canada’s population surpassed 41 million people in the first quarter of 2024, to reach 41,012,563 on April 1, 2024 according to Statistics Canada. This milestone was reached less than one year after Statistics Canada announced that the population hit the 40 million mark, on June 16, 2023. The population grew by 242,673 people during the first quarter of 2024, which corresponds to a […]

Waste disposal facilities in Nakusp, Rosebery, and Slocan ready for major upgrades

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has begun major upgrades at three waste facilities in Nakusp, Rosebery, and Slocan. These projects will replace aging infrastructure, increase site capacity, and improve the efficiency of waste management in the area. Construction at the Nakusp Landfill is just beginning, while work at the Rosebery Transfer Station and […]

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