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By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 25 2021

Grand Forks Mounties were kept busy over May long weekend conducting several impaired by drugs investigations said Grand Forks RCMP Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler Tuesday in a media release.

Sgt. Peppler said in less than a 48-hour period between May 22 and May 24, Grand Forks RCMP officers conducted four impaired by drug investigations in the Boundary City.

Accident East Almond Gardens Road

By KAST on Monday May 24 2021

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) have been working together to measure the tech sector’s impact and its economic health within the region. KAST is thrilled to present the Kootenay Technology Sector Assessment 2020, the first of its kind in the region.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 24 2021

Spring is here and bats are returning to summer roost sites.

Which is why the BC Community Bat Program is requesting colony reports and volunteer assistance for this citizen-science initiative that encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites.

“The counts are a wonderful way for people to get outside, respect social distancing guidelines, and be involved in collecting important scientific information,” says biologist Elodie Kuhnert, coordinator of the Kootenay Community Bat Program. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 19 2021

According to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map updated Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary region continue to decrease.

The update graphic, from May 9-15, 2021, shows new cases spiralling downward in most health districts.

The Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Fernie with the highest number of cases at 11.

Castlegar with six has the next highest number of COVID-19 cases, followed by Nelson with five and Cranbrook and Trail with four.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 19 2021

The unpredictable weather is once again, unpredictable.

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the West Kootenay, Boundary and Kootenay Lake regions Thursday.

Environment Canada said Thursday morning that travellers of the Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit can expect to see snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm thanks to a low pressure system passing over the region.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday May 16 2021

Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has reached the 385,000 dose milestone of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the Interior.

Now, there's a call for local influencers to help get people registered for their COVID-19 vaccines as our #journey2immunity continues.

“In every community throughout the Interior region community leaders have been supporting and reassuring their networks for over almost a year and a half,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 12 2021

New COVID-19 cases in Kootenay Boundary have decreased according to the release Wednesday of the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.

The map, one of the many graphics on the BC Centre of Disease Control website, shows the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Golden (12) and Nelson (10).

The Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, for May 2-8, 2021, is released every Wednesday.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 05 2021

Similar to the rest of the province, cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in the Kootenay Boundary following the release Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.

Golden is now has the most reported COVID-19 cases for the region with 16 cases.

The Nelson area continues to show high numbers for the region with 15 in the period between April 25 – May 1, down from 19 the previous week.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 05 2021

The Trail and Greater District RCMP is warning the public about a new sextortion tactic being used to target youth.

Trail RCMP became aware that the new scam that involves a suspect placing an image of a young person's face over a video or photo so it appears that the youth is nude or engaging in sexual acts. The suspect threatens to send the images to the victim's family and friends if they don't send money or gift cards.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 05 2021

A suspected police impersonator is facing potential charges after an off-duty RCMP officer spotted him allegedly conducting what investigators believed to be a traffic stop according to Southeast District, according Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy

 

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