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By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 29 2022

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a small poultry flock in the Regional District of Central Kootenay has tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Apr 28 2022

Following the flooding in November 2021, the Province is making significant changes to ensure more people, communities and businesses can access and receive increased benefits from British Columbia’s Disaster Financial Assistance program.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Apr 28 2022

The city won’t be jumping on board the banning of single-use plastics train any time soon, despite communities across the province already banning them ahead of provincial and federal government legislation.

A city official confirmed that Nelson is waiting for the federal government to pass Canada-wide legislation that would ban single-use plastic later this year.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Apr 27 2022

A significant number of primary learners in School District No. 8 are performing below grade level in reading and writing, according to the Literacy Annual Report 2022.

Produced by School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake), the report noted for the past five years SD8 Kindergarten assessment and Read by Grade Three data showed a dip in reading and writing testing for primary learners.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

On April 21, 2022, Trail and Greater District, Salmo, and Castlegar RCMP officers teamed up to arrest a 35-year-old Castlegar man who allegedly robbed the Centex Gas Station in the 5000 block of Hwy 3B, near Salmo, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

From January to March 4, 2020, Crime Reduction Units of the Trail and Greater District and Castlegar RCMP joined forces to conduct a lengthy investigation into a local drug trafficking ring in Trail.

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

BC Hockey along with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) are pleased to announce that the Revelstoke Grizzlies and the city of Revelstoke will host the 2023 Cyclone Taylor Cup from April 13-16, 2023.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

People are already standing together to stop a plan to log a section of old growth forest near Argenta.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Apr 26 2022

Three times is the charm for city council when it comes to presentations.

Or, at least it could be capped at three, according to a discussion over Council Procedure Bylaw at the April 19 committee-of-the-whole (COW) meeting.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday Apr 23 2022

The school district is facing a funding shortfall next school year, a direct result of a drop in projected enrolment, which could mean fewer teachers employed.