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The Kootenay Community Bat Project is suggesting people may be noticing more bats around their house or property as mid-summer is a time typically for more activity.

The KCBP said in a media release that landowners typically may notice more bat activity, have bats flying into their house...

Former staff member and Christina Lake native James Dergousoff is coming home from the Commonwealth Games with a silver medal.

Dergousoff, 25, swam the breast stroke leg for the Canadian entry in the 4 x 100 meter mixed medley relay that finished in second place.

The team of...

Regional News

There is reason for optimism in regards to fire season as it relates to the West Kootenay region this August, according to the BC Wildfire Service.


In a quest for more housing and more housing choices a few bylaw and traffic feathers have to be ruffled as the building lots become increasingly difficult to accommodate projects.

Negotiators for Canada said that the 13th round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty will happen this week —  Aug. 10-11, 2022 — with representatives of Canada and the United States meeting in Richmond.

This two-day session is the first formal negotiation between the two countries since January 2022.

Representatives from Canada and the U.S. met informally on...

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests and Kootenay West MLA; Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation; and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, have issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination in its third administrative review regarding countervailing and anti-dumping duties applied to Canada's softwood...