Historic launch of Pre-Treated Organics program to touch down in Fairview

Nelson is about to make history. The city is the first community to test pre-treating household food waste at a community level with the launch this week of the Pre-Treated Organics program. In partnership with Food Cycle Science, the City has selected the Fairview neighbourhood as the pilot area for the program. The program will […]

Rate hike proposed by Nelson Hydro could reach nine per cent

Nelson Hydro is proposing a customer rate hike of up to nine per cent for the coming year, according to its recent budget presentation to City council. On Sept. 25 the City-owned utility revealed — during a special budget presentation in City council chambers — it would be pursuing a seven to nine per cent […]

The face of change: school year commencement heralds new reporting system for academic progress in region’s schools

Academic progress reporting for students in the region will be undergoing several changes this year, after the Ministry of Education and Child Care entrenched a pilot project into policy this fall. With an eye toward improving communication about student learning — making it clearer and more accessible — the ministry has taken a pilot project […]

Input from sheriffs to strengthen access to court services

B.C.’s justice system will be strengthened by the B.C. Sheriff Service’s (BCSS) comprehensive plan to support sheriffs and make sure people have consistent, safer access to court services. “The work sheriffs do is critical to ensure people have access to courtroom services,” said Niki Sharma, Attorney General. “With law-enforcement agencies across the country experiencing recruitment […]

Open burning allowed again in parts of Southeast Fire Centre

BC Wildfire Service said in a media releast that effective at 12:00 noon Pacific Time on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, the category 3 open burning prohibition will be rescinded in the Columbia, Arrow and Kootenay Lake fire zones, all open burning will be permitted in those zones. Category 3 open burning will remain prohibited in […]

Column: Planetary Boundaries

As scientists warn that we’ve pushed the planet “well outside the safe operating space for humanity” and young people march for their futures, the fossil fuel industry campaigns to keep its products, and the world, burning. Industry’s push for continued global energy market dominance accounts for the climate emergency in the most cynical way. Most […]

RCMP investigating fatal pedestrian collision near Kootenay Pass Summit

Salmo RCMP said that a 65-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 3 Friday evening. In a media release Monday, Salmo RCMP said on September 22nd, 2023, at 9:30 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle near the summit of the Kootenay Pass. […]

Push to finish pier project could happen in next five months despite setback

The original consultants on the Hall Street Pier project have pulled out, but the project should gain some ground and be finished by the end of the year, says the City’s general manager of Community Planning, Climate and Infrastructure. Chris Johnson said the City has sent out the finalized designs for the project — to […]

Scam alert: text, messages being sent out across region on ‘grocery rebate’

The Canada Revenue Agency is warning residents of the West Kootenay about a new fraud. The agency said fraudsters have been sending emails and text messages — to people throughout the region including Nelson and Castlegar — offering people the new federal government grocery rebate. In the text of the messages, the fraudsters claim to […]

New committee set up to strengthen responsiveness of transit governance

The connection between transit riders and the people who make the decisions has just been strengthened. A new committee to improve governance of West Kootenay Transit has been created by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), with the board of directors approving the West Transit Services Committee on Sept. 14 during its monthly board […]

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