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by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Getting to see your specialist for important health care in rural BC can be challenging, especially in the winter. Seeing your doctor through video conferencing can be the best option for many people.

Take expectant mom Natalie Santano, who used telehealth video conferencing technology to connect with her specialist in Nelson. “It obviously saved our family a huge amount of time, money...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

The worst is over, unless a person lives in the higher elevations, after Environment Canada ended its snowfall warning.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC for any delays on Highways, especially the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass — the latter experiencing delays Thursday morning as work crews deal with avalanche deposit removal.

Highway 3 at...

by Timothy Schafer on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Cannabis is now on the municipal menu as the city served up the recipe for its three-month public engagement strategy for cannabis legalization beginning later this month.

City council passed a resolution approving the strategy on Monday night during its regular meeting, noting that a professional...

by CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

These projects will make a difference in improving terrestrial and aquatic habitat, helping communities adapt to climate change,...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 20 2018

Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.

He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Council announced the city has signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years.

The decision comes almost a year of evaluations and deliberation.

Heinrich was selected to be Interim CAO after the departure of Doug Allin in March 2017. Previously, she had performed as Interim CAO in...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.

Imagine what an impact we could have...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

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