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Open burning allowed again in parts of Southeast Fire Centre

BC Wildfire Service said in a media releast that effective at 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, the category 3 open burning prohibition will be rescinded in the Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones, all open burning will be permitted in those zones. Category 3 open burning will remain prohibited in […]

Wildsight hosts day of action against old growth logging across Kootenay region

Wildsight said in a media release that locals will gather this Thursday to demand that the BC government follows through on its commitment to protect old growth forests, including the Heritage City. On Thursday, September 28th, local conservation group Wildsight will also host events in Golden, Revelstoke and Radium as part of a province-wide day […]

RCMP investigating fatal pedestrian collision near Kootenay Pass Summit

Salmo RCMP said that a 65-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 3 Friday evening. In a media release Monday, Salmo RCMP said on September 22nd, 2023, at 9:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near the summit of the Kootenay Pass. […]

Nelson Pickleball raises funds for new court at Tennis Club

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the world. The excitement of pickleball has not gone unnoticed in the communities in and around the Heritage City, prompting the Nelson Pickleball Club to take matters into their own hands by raising funds to build an additional court at the Nelson Tennis Club, located above L.V. Rogers […]

Blackhawk helicopter assists with concrete pour of new lift at Whitewater

Excitement continues to build at Whitewater Ski Resort after a heavy Blackhawk helicopter arrived at the hill Sunday to begin the concrete pour for the new lift towers for new fixed-grip quad chairlift. The Blackhawk helicopter will assist in the concrete over the news few days, including the pour of the footings on Sunday. Lift […]

Push to finish pier project could happen in next five months despite setback

The original consultants on the Hall Street Pier project have pulled out, but the project should gain some ground and be finished by the end of the year, says the City’s general manager of Community Planning, Climate and Infrastructure. Chris Johnson said the City has sent out the finalized designs for the project — to […]

Scam alert: text, messages being sent out across region on ‘grocery rebate’

The Canada Revenue Agency is warning residents of the West Kootenay about a new fraud. The agency said fraudsters have been sending emails and text messages — to people throughout the region including Nelson and Castlegar — offering people the new federal government grocery rebate. In the text of the messages, the fraudsters claim to […]

New committee set up to strengthen responsiveness of transit governance

The connection between transit riders and the people who make the decisions has just been strengthened. A new committee to improve governance of West Kootenay Transit has been created by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), with the board of directors approving the West Transit Services Committee on Sept. 14 during its monthly board […]

Legal action to be taken against rave organizers

The owners of Slocan Valley properties where two raves were held this summer may find themselves facing a judge for having the events take place. The RDCK board of directors approved moving forward with legal action against the owners at the in-camera portion of the board’s August meeting. The ‘Labour of Love’ and ‘High Frequency’ raves were […]

Op/Ed: Anglers an important part of Kokanee comeback

The year is 1941. Wonder Woman makes her first comic book appearance, boxes of Cheerios appear on grocery store shelves for the first time, singers Joan Baez, Neil Diamond and Aaron Neville are born, and an attack on Pearl Harbour by the Japanese Navy changes the course of WWII by drawing the United States more […]

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