The SS Moyie is truly one of a kind. The oldest intact passenger sternwheeler ship in the world built in 1898, the Moyie ended its service on Kootenay Lake in 1959. Unlike most sternwheelers that plied inland waters in BC and the Yukon that were either scrapped or burnt at the end of their working lives, the SS Moyie has survived and thrived in Kaslo – lovingly preserved by the community and now a busy, vibrant museum during the spring and summer.
What do art and science have in common? For many scientists and academics such as Timothy Morton, they are looking to the art world to help communicate the reality of the threat of climate change. While scientific data appeals to the brain, art appeals to emotions. As a group, society hasn’t generally been motivated by facts to make the necessary adjustments. Perhaps artistic works can succeed in appealing to viewers where data has not.
Interior Health’s Board Chair Doug Cochrane announced today that president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich has provided the board of directors with his letter of resignation, expressing his decision to retire at the end of October.
The City of Castlegar will soon be $1.35 million richer, according to a press release issued today.
“The City of Castlegar has sold two city-owned properties to private sector interests (pending public notification period),” said the release. “The former City Centre Motel site at 1101 - 2nd Street ($145,000) has been purchased by a developer who intends to build multi-family housing on the site, targeted at the College's rapidly growing student population.”
At its meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) considered two bylaws pertaining to the proposed “Option B” enhancements to the Castlegar and District Community Complex. The bylaws were prepared to establish a new recreation service to replace the two existing services and encompass the proposed facility enhancements, and to start the process to authorize the borrowing of $32,370,000 in building costs.
A series of winter storms since the start of the year have created a complex snowpack in many of British Columbia’s backcountry recreation areas.
There is considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches, and search-and-rescue teams have responded to more than 160 incidents since Jan. 1, 2018.
Environment Canada is tracking a storm that could potentially bring snow to the South Coast and the Southern Interior this weekend, followed by a sharp decrease in temperature that will affect much of the province.
Even with the recent taste of spring-like weather it's obvious Old Man Winter just doesn't want to leave quite yet as Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the southern interior of BC.
Environment Canada said a significant snowfall followed by a strong surge of arctic air is in store this weekend.
"A strong Pacific low pressure system will move eastward across Washington State on Saturday," Environment Canada said.
Business continues to be on the rise for Kaslo Sourdough after local bakery recently joined 10 other organizations receiving funding to support innovative products in British Columbia’s agriculture and processed food and beverage sectors.
The family-owned operation, that uses ancient sourdough fermentation technology to create pasta, has been baking their sourdough bread for customers in the Kootenay region since 1993.
Grand Forks RCMP are recommending numerous charges after a male took police on a chase that ended in Midway late Tuesday night.
In a media release Wednesday, police said the eight-hour chase started at approximately 3 p.m. in Grand Forks near the Interfor mill.
Police said the complainant was able to provide a description of a suspect and vehicle the suspect was operating.
“A short time later Grand Forks RCMP members attempted to stop the vehicle on Central Avenue in Grand Forks, but the vehicle fled westbound on Highway #3 towards Greenwood,” police said.
Basketball officials throughout the province are at is again, joining forces to raise money and awareness to its Pink Whistle Campaign.
The annual campaign, which runs during the month of February strives to raise funds for all cancers.
"There's a lot of us in our association that have been dealt the pain cancer can deliver," Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association President said.