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By Contributor on Saturday Dec 31 2022

“The end of one year and the beginning of a new one is a chance to reflect and an opportunity to set new goals to shape a better future – for ourselves, our families and our entire province.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Dec 31 2022

The code of conduct to which all regional district directors adhere could come under some scrutiny in the new year.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Dec 30 2022

The BC Government Vital Statistics Agency has released the most popular names for babies born in the province for 2022, with Noah topping the list.

The Vital Statistics Agency said in a media release that Noah is followed by Olivia, Oliver, Liam, Theodore, Jack, Emma, Lucas, Leo and Sofia, according preliminary figures for 2022.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada, is issuing a Special Public Avalanche Warning (SPAW) for recreational backcountry users in the BC Interior.

This special warning is in effect immediately and will apply through the end of Monday, January 2.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Dec 29 2022

Canada’s first permanent cap on fees charged to restaurants by food-delivery companies will go into effect in British Columbia on Jan. 1, 2023, giving restaurant owners more certainty about their costs.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Dec 29 2022

The Trail and Greater District RCMP responded to a report of a violent home invasion on Christmas Eve.

On Dec. 24, at 2:05 p.m., the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a home invasion in which one man was shot with rubber bullets at a residence on the 700 block of Short Street in Trail.

By KAST on Thursday Dec 29 2022

KAST Youth, in partnership with FortisBC, is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Kootenay Contraption Contest, an annual fall 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.

By Common Dreams on Wednesday Dec 28 2022

[Editor's Note:  The author's political commentary refers mainly to the U.S., but the scientific explanation he provides applies to Canada's extreme-cold winter weather events as well as those in the U.S.]      

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Dec 28 2022

It may not be War of the Worlds, but the response to the invasion has been delivered.

The regional district has devised, deliberated and now delivered a new Regional Invasive Species Strategy to deal with invasive plants on Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK)-owned or leased properties.

By Charles Jeanes on Tuesday Dec 27 2022

Part One is the necessary introduction to Part Two. Please read it before reading this.

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