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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Sep 27 2021

With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.

Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 27 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Sep 27 2021

The Global Day of Action didn’t attract the crowds of past years, but that didn’t stop a small group of activists from delivering a message outside City Hall in Nelson that the world is gripped in a crisis during climate strike over the weekend in Nelson.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Sep 26 2021

The ravages of 2014 are still affecting current populations of Kootenay Lake salmon and are keeping their numbers low, but the land-locked fish’s future is looking much different.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 23 2021

The Kootenay region went from one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment one year ago to dropping to nearly one third of that rate, according to recent labour force statistics.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Sep 23 2021

British Columbians are invited to have their say on three proposed options for permanent paid sick leave shaped by their responses to the first phase of consultation.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 22 2021

The weekly Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map recently Wednesday shows most the West Kootenay on a decline.

The weekly report released by the BC Centre of Disease Control, between September 12-18, 2021, has Trail at 17 as the area with the highest case count in the West Kootenay.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 22 2021

Effective at noon Pacific Time on Friday, September 24, 2021, the Southeast Fire Centre said in an emailed statement that all open burning will be permitted again in the Boundary fire zone. 

The Southeast Fire Centre said this rescind means that campfires, category 2 and 3 open fires, and resource management burning will be permitted everywhere in the region's jurisdictional area.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

A nearly zero per cent rental availability rate in Nelson had troubled Jim Reimer for years.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Sep 21 2021

Richard Cannings is heading back to Ottawa to represent the riding in the South Okanagan-West Kootenay.

In an election that mirrored one in 2019, the NDP candidate defeated Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party for the second consecutive time by more than 3,600 (24,759 total) votes.