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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 12 2022

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.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Aug 11 2022

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 and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Aug 11 2022

 

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.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 10 2022

There is no free lunch … unless you happen to be a non-profit organization in Nelson.

For the Kootenay Climbing Association (KCA), the city will be handing them a parcel of land at the Tenth Street campus for free for the next 10 years while the club builds a new facility and continues to grow its membership.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that despite there being 4000-5000 people in the Boundary City to enjoy Canada Rock Fest, Mounties not kept overly busy during the festival weekend.

During the four-day period from August 4-7, police officers responded to a total of 50 calls for service, with only a handful generated from the Rock Fest.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

Police are reporting the death of a Castlegar man in Rossland Sunday, according to Trail RCMP NCO i/c Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Aug. 7, at 3:18 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District officer received a report about the sudden death of a 73-year-old Castlegar man on a golf course in Rossland," Wicentowich said.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

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.

By RDKB on Monday Aug 08 2022

The Grand Forks Recreation Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Shields as appointment of its first ever community programmer.

The news of the appointment has created a buzz and sense of excitement is in the air within the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Rec Department as it works on developing, promoting and hosting brand new local programs.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 08 2022

The Kootenay region is well ahead of the rest of the province when it comes to unemployment and job recovery, according to recent statistics.

Statistics Canada is reporting a 3.9 per cent unemployment rate for the region, compared to a 4.7 per cent unemployment rate for the province as a whole (behind Manitoba 3.5 per cent, Saskatchewan four per cent and Quebec 4.1 per cent).

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Aug 05 2022

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.