Builders in the regional district are taking one more step along the road to energy efficiency.
New buildings are going to be 20 per cent more efficient — than an equivalent building constructed prior to the 2018 Building Code — starting May 1 as the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) moves toward implementation of Step Code 3.
I learned this week that Canadians are considered to rank 42nd out of 50 countries based on how good they are to drive in. This disappointed me until I sat back and thought about it a bit. Based on a bit of self examination and what I see happen around me when I drive I think that I have to say that we are not serious about road safety.
Don’t put away those winter tires just yet in the Kootenay/Boundary region of BC.
Even though it’s officially spring, winter tires or chains are still required on designated highways through March 31. For highways located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, the requirements extend until April 30.
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is saddened to share news of the passing of Princeton Posse assistant coach Morton Johnston, who perished in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.
The West Kootenay region is lagging behind much of the province when it comes to snowpack and sits lower at this time of the year than it normally does.
The Ministry of Forests Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin (March) has the West Kootenay pegged at 90 per cent of normal, below the average of 94 per cent from across the province.
The ultimate vision for Nelson contained in an over-arching document is now undergoing an overhaul with the promise of community engagement.
The Province is renewing and expanding its commitment to make B.C. parks more inclusive and accessible with the release of the BC Parks Commitment to Inclusion.
The commitment comes with additional funding to upgrade park facilities to accessible standards, so that more people can experience the benefits of being in nature.
Summary introduction from part one:
I began with an opinion and a lament: my dream of a better human world as I recall my optimism in 1970 was proven false in the succeeding decades.
Nelson Police said Tuesday that the department is stepping up investigations following the recent postponement of the “Drag Storytime Children’s Program” at the Nelson Library on Saturday March 11th, 2023.
The Province of B.C. is ‘logging for extinction’ despite its claims to be reducing logging in old growth forests, claims a long-time Nelson activist.
Tom Prior said the provincial government recent contention that logging of old growth has declined by 42 per cent in B.C. — from an estimated 65,500 hectares in 2015 to 38,300 hectares in 2021 — is not quite as it seems.
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