A cycling challenge raising funds for mental health

On Monday, June 17, Rosslanders may see a group of cyclists arriving from Grand Forks that day and ending at the Prestige Mountain Resort, where they will spend the night before departing early the next day to ride over Kootenay Pass to Creston. Thirty-seven cyclists have embarked on the Minds Over Mountains Cycle Tour that […]

Got lake photos? Enter the 4th Annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge

What do photos of sunsets, kayakers, herons and plastic pollution all have in common? They’re all eligible to be submitted to the 4th annual Lake Biodiversity Photo Challenge! Hosted by Living Lakes Canada, this photo contest calls all lake lovers to celebrate the beauty of lakes and raise awareness of what’s threatening their incredible biodiversity. […]

Wildlife overpass near Radium will enhance safety for drivers, bighorn sheep

A new wildlife overpass south of Radium Hot Springs is set to significantly decrease vehicle collisions with bighorn sheep enhancing safety along Highway 93/95 for highway users while safeguarding the iconic local bighorn sheep population. The project, designed to ensure safe wildlife passage across the highway, includes a 30-metre-wide steel-and-concrete arch overpass. Additionally, approximately six kilometres […]

Wildsight welcomes government old growth protection commitments, but more promises are poor substitute for action

Wildsight welcomes the release of the B.C. government’s old growth action plan today, but says that while the document contains promising commitments, more urgent action to protect old growth on the ground is needed. From Review to Action outlines how the B.C. government will implement all 14 recommendations that came out of 2020’s landmark independent […]

Nelson Police confirm cause of explosions near Government Road to be small propane canisters

Multiple 911 calls reporting explosions and a large fire near the intersection on the west side of the Heritage City saw officers respond quickly Nelson Police said in a media release Tuesday. The incident happened on Saturday, May 18, 2024, near the intersection of Government Road/Highway 6/3A in Nelson. Officers, joined by Nelson Fire Department, […]

Selkirk College Valedictorians Epitomize Spirit of Accomplishment

Carrying forward the power of community nurtured at Selkirk College into the broader world is the ambition of the Class of 2024 co-valedictorians. Convocation 2024 takes place at the Castlegar Campus on May 30 with two different ceremonies that celebrate the graduating class. Contemporary Music & Technology Program graduate Jay Porteous and Recreation, Fish & […]

FROM THE HILL: MP speaks to Canada Disability Act

When the House of Commons passed the Canada Disability Act almost a year ago, my colleagues and I were initially buoyed at this long-overdue action to lift people living with a disability out of poverty once and for all. Like many government announcements, details were slim, and we knew we’d have to fight hard alongside […]

$327,111 in grants to support crime prevention projects in the Kootenays

New Democrat MLAS Brittny Anderson and Katrine Conroy say that people in the Kootenays will benefit from projects that will advance public safety, help prevent violence, and promote healing. “By helping more people to recover and heal from trauma and abuse, we can help put a stop to the cycle of violence in families and […]

Creston RCMP conduct third drug related search warrant at the same residence

Crestone RCMP executed a third search warrant and the same residence for related reasons today, May 14. The subject residence had two previous search warrants conducted on it. Find the last two media releases here: RCMP in British Columbia – Creston RCMP seize drugs during search warrant (rcmp-grc.gc.ca) RCMP in British Columbia – Creston RCMP […]

Cone Zone campaign urges drivers to slow down to protect roadside workers

Tens of thousands of roadside workers and millions of drivers in B.C. share a common goal. They all want to get home safe each day. Achieving that goal by getting drivers to use caution and obey work zone driving laws is the focus of the annual Cone Zone safety awareness campaign in B.C. It reminds […]

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