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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

Smoke was not the only thing that polluted the sky when several wildfires burned in the West Kootenay last summer.

Noise pollution from helicopters was also a problem and — along with several complaints from regional district residents — the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay has petitioned federal MP’s with a plan.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

The Kootenay Rockies have achieved yet another level of excellence.

The region — which includes Nelson and the West Kootenay — is a biosphere certified destination, only the third such region in the nation to achieve the honour.

By RDKB on Tuesday May 17 2022

Residents living in the Beaver Valley, Rivervale and Christina Lake will be able to significantly reduce their water consumption and conserve H20 more effectively this summer with help from the RDKB’s latest seasonal recruit, Abbe Teasdale. 

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday May 17 2022

In response to an ever-increasing number of seniors being targeted by frauds and scams, the BC RCMP Federal Policing Prevention and Engagement (FPPE) team launched a proactive community outreach campaign to prevent seniors from falling victim to the vast array of sophisticated and constantly evolving scams.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 17 2022

A dispute over closing road access to a popular local beach has not been resolved and continues to pit community members against each other and the nearby power company.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 16 2022

RCMP said a Kamloops woman has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of arson following a joint investigation between the BC RCMP and BC Wildfire Service.

By Letters to the editor on Monday May 16 2022

To The Editor:

The devastation in Ukraine by Russia, obliterating apartment buildings/housing, schools, hospitals, train stations, etc., shows that Putin is determined to continue on the genocide path.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday May 16 2022

Nelsonites will be paying over five per cent more for their total tax take when compared to last year.

That is slightly higher than the four per cent increase assessed on the municipal tax rate alone, but not including the water, sewer and resource recovery increases, coupled with a jump in Nelson Hydro rates.

By Nature Conservancy of Canada on Sunday May 15 2022

As the mercury slowly rises, many Canadians are making springtime plans for their lawns, backyards, flower beds and gardens.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 14 2022

Re-envisioning the Hall Street Pier Project after estimated preliminary costs proved prohibitive has the waterfront work set to begin in June.

Located at the foot of Hall Street and the waterfront, the first flush of the project blew the initial budget set by city council, prompting a search to find cost savings.