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Province contributes funds to assist Kalesnikoff Mass Timber Inc. grow operations

The Province is supporting the development of a new mass-timber production facility that will create 90 sustainable, local forestry jobs in Castlegar and continue to grow to position B.C. at the forefront of this emerging wood-manufacturing and housing-construction sector. “We’re taking action to increase the available supply of housing that’s needed throughout B.C. by partnering […]

Selkirk College Distinguished Alumni Frances Swan Illustrates Outcomes

Humble and determined steps towards creating stronger rural communities that ultimately result in great leaps forward define the impact made by Selkirk College’s 2024 Distinguished Alumni recipient Frances Swan. A graduate of the Forest Technology Program with the Class of 1991, Swan is a lifelong learner who has made numerous contributions to responsible resource management […]

Wildlife overpass near Radium will enhance safety for drivers, bighorn sheep

A new wildlife overpass south of Radium Hot Springs is set to significantly decrease vehicle collisions with bighorn sheep enhancing safety along Highway 93/95 for highway users while safeguarding the iconic local bighorn sheep population. The project, designed to ensure safe wildlife passage across the highway, includes a 30-metre-wide steel-and-concrete arch overpass. Additionally, approximately six kilometres […]

Legally Blonde: the Musical opens to packed house at Capitol Theatre

Legally Blonde: the Musical took over the Capitol Theatre to the delight of the sellout crowd on opening night of the Black Productions performance. Legally Blonde: The Musical takes the audience through the life of Elle Woods, a fashionable and bubbly sorority girl who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in hopes of […]

Future looks bright as Kootenay kids dream up innovations to promote accessibility

The Kootenay Contraption Contest, made possible by FortisBC and The Province of British Columbia, is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest, an annual initiative that challenges Kootenay youth to dream big and design a contraption that solves a relevant problem using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and innovation. Throughout […]

Grand Forks RCMP searching for heartless thief after seniors E-bike stolen

Grand Forks RCMP are reaching out to the public to assist in finding a stolen E-bike from a senior resident at Silver Kettle Village in the Boundary City. RCMP said on (Wednesday) May 22, 2024, Willard Trainor, a 96-year-old resident of the Silver Kettle Village was a victim of a theft when his $3,000 E-bike […]

Help plan the future of Parks, Trails, and Water Access in the RDCK

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is embarking on a month-long engagement process to support the development of a Regional Parks, Trails, and Water Access Strategy, which will help inform the planning, decision-making, and management of the Regional Parks and Trails Services over the next 10 years. The RDCK is seeking residents input to hear their […]

Nanaimo parking stall dispute erupts in violence, children contaminated with bear-spray

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating a dispute that started as a parking stall which quickly lead to bear-spray being deployed and a vehicle window being smashed with a tire iron. RCMP said the incident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Monday May 20, 2024 in the parking lot of Walmart located in the Woodgrove Centre […]

Wildsight welcomes government old growth protection commitments, but more promises are poor substitute for action

Wildsight welcomes the release of the B.C. government’s old growth action plan today, but says that while the document contains promising commitments, more urgent action to protect old growth on the ground is needed. From Review to Action outlines how the B.C. government will implement all 14 recommendations that came out of 2020’s landmark independent […]

Nelson Police confirm cause of explosions near Government Road to be small propane canisters

Multiple 911 calls reporting explosions and a large fire near the intersection on the west side of the Heritage City saw officers respond quickly Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday, May 18, 2024, near the intersection of Government Road/Highway 6/3A in Nelson. Officers, joined by Nelson Fire Department, […]

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