The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) have been working together to measure the tech sector’s impact and its economic health within the region. KAST is thrilled to present the Kootenay Technology Sector Assessment 2020, the first of its kind in the region.
Spring is here and bats are returning to summer roost sites.
Which is why the BC Community Bat Program is requesting colony reports and volunteer assistance for this citizen-science initiative that encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites.
“The counts are a wonderful way for people to get outside, respect social distancing guidelines, and be involved in collecting important scientific information,” says biologist Elodie Kuhnert, coordinator of the Kootenay Community Bat Program.
Nelson Police is recommending drug trafficking charges after a man was stopped for a vehicle inspection Tuesday.
In a media release Wednesday, Nelson Police said officers, with the assistance of officers from the Nelson detachment of the RCMP, conducted a vehicle stop of a male known to the police.
“The vehicle stop was made in connection with a drug investigation that had been initiated by the Nelson Police Department,” Nelson Police said.
“As a result of the stop a search of the vehicle being driven by the man was conducted.
According to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map updated Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary region continue to decrease.
The update graphic, from May 9-15, 2021, shows new cases spiralling downward in most health districts.
The Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Fernie with the highest number of cases at 11.
Castlegar with six has the next highest number of COVID-19 cases, followed by Nelson with five and Cranbrook and Trail with four.
The unpredictable weather is once again, unpredictable.
Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the West Kootenay, Boundary and Kootenay Lake regions Thursday.
Environment Canada said Thursday morning that travellers of the Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit can expect to see snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm thanks to a low pressure system passing over the region.
Artists and supporters of the arts will soon have a new collective space for the community to learn, connect, and create art together in Rossland.
The Rossland Arts Centre Society has submitted an application to lease the historic Drill Hall building on the corner of Monte Christo Street and 1st Avenue. The application is now in process with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and is expected to take up to 10 months before the group will get the keys.
Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has reached the 385,000 dose milestone of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the Interior.
Now, there's a call for local influencers to help get people registered for their COVID-19 vaccines as our #journey2immunity continues.
“In every community throughout the Interior region community leaders have been supporting and reassuring their networks for over almost a year and a half,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.
By Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has approved the sale of the Grand Forks Border Bruins to local physician Dr. Mark Szynkaruk, who assumes ownership of the club from the community-owned Grand Forks Border Bruins Association.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Dr. Szynkaruk to the KIJHL and excited by his plans for the franchise,” says league commissioner Jeff Dubois.
New COVID-19 cases in Kootenay Boundary have decreased according to the release Wednesday of the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.
The map, one of the many graphics on the BC Centre of Disease Control website, shows the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Golden (12) and Nelson (10).
The Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, for May 2-8, 2021, is released every Wednesday.
The Keremeos RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 38 year-old man, Nathan Bell, who was last seen on April 29th, 2021.
It is believed Bell left Keremeos in a white 1991 Chrysler Dynasty bearing BC licence plate ME3 27K and may be travelling to either Vancouver Island or the Nakusp area.
Description of Bell