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RDCK board votes against ‘accountability’ and recorded votes in public meetings

A move to make regional district board meeting votes transparent to the public was blocked at the board level recently with a resounding vote against. The vote at the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors meeting on Sept. 14 went overwhelmingly against including a provision “to record votes opposed at regular board meetings, […]

Historic launch of Pre-Treated Organics program to touch down in Fairview

Nelson is about to make history. The city is the first community to test pre-treating household food waste at a community level with the launch this week of the Pre-Treated Organics program. In partnership with Food Cycle Science, the City has selected the Fairview neighbourhood as the pilot area for the program. The program will […]

Actions protect people, B.C. communities this respiratory illness season

The Province and public-health officials are taking actions to continue protecting people, communities and the health-care system this fall and are encouraging people in B.C. aged six months and older to get their COVID-19 and influenza vaccines. “An increase in hospital visits with the fall respiratory illness season requires measures to ensure our acute care […]

Man arrested with loaded firearm in Creston

On September 27, 2023, police were called to a disturbance at a residence in Creston. Officers arrested the man, 19-year-old Zachary Muise, for allegedly breaching his conditions for being at the residence. Officers located a loaded firearm on Muise when he was arrested. Muise was held in custody and is facing multiple charges. “I am […]

Richard Carver winner Ellen Burt 'overwhelmed' to receive award

Local writer Ellen Burt was “overwhelmed” and “incredulous” to learn she won the 2023 Richard Carver Award for Emerging Writers. Each year, one writer is chosen for this honour locally and awarded a cash prize. Burt, who has authored two memoirs and is releasing a third, says nature is a theme woven throughout her writing. […]

Rally demands immediate action of BC government to implement recommendations from Old Growth Strategic Review

A little rain did not dampen the spirits of demonstrators at a rally Thursday afternoon in Nelson to raise awareness against the logging of old growth forests in B.C. The province-wide day of action, organized by Wildsight in the Kootenays, also saw rallies in Golden, Revelstoke and Radium Hot Springs. The rallies mark the end […]

Rate hike proposed by Nelson Hydro could reach nine per cent

Nelson Hydro is proposing a customer rate hike of up to nine per cent for the coming year, according to its recent budget presentation to City council. On Sept. 25 the City-owned utility revealed — during a special budget presentation in City council chambers — it would be pursuing a seven to nine per cent […]

The face of change: school year commencement heralds new reporting system for academic progress in region’s schools

Academic progress reporting for students in the region will be undergoing several changes this year, after the Ministry of Education and Child Care entrenched a pilot project into policy this fall. With an eye toward improving communication about student learning — making it clearer and more accessible — the ministry has taken a pilot project […]

Input from sheriffs to strengthen access to court services

B.C.’s justice system will be strengthened by the B.C. Sheriff Service’s (BCSS) comprehensive plan to support sheriffs and make sure people have consistent, safer access to court services. “The work sheriffs do is critical to ensure people have access to courtroom services,” said Niki Sharma, Attorney General. “With law-enforcement agencies across the country experiencing recruitment […]

RDCK goes to referendum for purchase approval for three new fire trucks

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) said there will three separate referendums on December 2, 2023 to gauge approval of a 20-year financing term for the purchase of three new fire engines. The RDCK said in a media release that the  referendums are for new fire engines will serve the North Shore Fire Service, […]

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