When Charles Mak first arrived to Selkirk College from Hong Kong in late-1986, international education was a virtually unknown post-secondary entity in the West Kootenay. Much has changed over the last 33 years.
What’s the top solution for resolving the human-caused climate crisis? According to Paul Hawken, it’s educating girls and improving family planning.
The BC Wildfire Service is advising the public that effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.
Effective at noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires, as well as some other activities and the use of certain equipment, will be restricted throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires.
An industry that has been the backbone of the region’s economy for years but has been forced to operate in the shadows now has some municipal acknowledgement.
The Nelson Cannabis Collective had requested Monday night at City Hall during the regular meeting of council that the city provide a letter of support with regard to local cannabis cultivation.
The BC Government is looking to Kootenay-based technology to expand its clean vehicle sector, create good jobs and support low-carbon innovation.
Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West announced Monday from the Slocan Valley that Eagle Graphite will receive $290,000 to produce silicon/graphite battery anodes using its Koch Creek quarry near Passmore.
RCMP said Monday, the bodies of two boaters who were missing following a boat collision on Saturday evening, have been recovered by police.
In a media release, police said on Sunday (June 9, 2019) shortly after 7 p.m., the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team located and recovered the bodies of a 35-year-old man from Kamloops and a 36-year-old man of Maple Ridge BC, from Osoyoos lake.
Following intensive lobbying by the oil and gas industry, the unelected Canadian Senate has approved more than 180 controversial amendments to Bill C-69. Experts describe the amendments as incoherent, badly drafted and an attempt to dodge climate change considerations.
By Sarah Cox, for The Narwhal
Sometime overnight on Monday, June 3, some backyard furniture was stolen from the rear of a home in the 400 block of Bruce Avenue, in Nanaimo, according to RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien.