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By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 02 2023

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Emergency Operations Centre is asking Boundary residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding.

The RDKB said with increasing temperatures and the possibility of heavy precipitation in the forecast later this week, waters are expected to rise.

"Current models show that levels could be similar to those in 2018," the RDKB media release said.

By Contributor on Tuesday May 02 2023

By Samantha Holomay

"We are having people coming in, given Narcan, and they are not responding to it," said a Registered Nurse.

A withdrawal and detox management nurse says she has far more patients detoxing in her care after the provincial government decriminalized certain substances.  

By RDKB on Monday May 01 2023

A hiking challenge, which launched in the Boundary last year to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Grand Forks, is back with a bang this summer.

“Last year’s event was a huge success! We had 124 hikers explore 372 trails in the Boundary,” says Melina Van Hoogevest, RDKB’s Recreation Supervisor at Grand Forks District Recreation.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Apr 28 2023

Public engagement on regional district climate actions will continue after nearly 100 people showed up at the April 20 regional district board meeting to raise concerns over a lack of engagement.

As a result of the public display, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors supported a request to delay adoption of the RDCK Climate Actions plan to the Aug. 17 board meeting to allow for continued public engagement.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 27 2023

By Jesse Zeman, BCWF Executive Director 

Beaver dams are a marvel of nature, creating natural wetlands that are home to myriad species in addition to the furry families that build them. Dams create riparian zones, saturate soils, and store water for slow release, helping to regulate flow and temperature in fish-bearing streams. 

By Contributor on Tuesday Apr 25 2023

Come fill your basket with a unique mix of local agricultural products and handmade artisanal items readily available at thegrowing IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market this season.

Trail and Fruitvale’s farmers markets have officially amalgamated into a unified market family after an organization rebrand.

With a fresh logo and revamped website that streamlines IncrEDIBLE Farmers Market information and updates, this collaboration invites regional shoppers to contribute to the local economy in a meaningful way.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Sunday Apr 23 2023

Drag Storytime is back on the schedule in Nelson after enduring a one-month postponement predicated by threats and online intimidation.

Hosted by a coalition of Nelson non-profits, “Unshushable” — a family friendly, child-centered celebration of inclusion, diversity, self-expression and literacy — will take place on Saturday, May 6 (10:30 a.m.) at the Nelson United Church. 

By Boundary Sentinel on Saturday Apr 22 2023

Grand Forks RCMP is reporting that one person has died following a single vehicle accident early Friday morning.

RCMP said that  just past 12:30 a.m., on Friday, April 21st, 2023, police received a report of a single vehicle accident on Highway 3 near Highway 395, just west of Christina Lake, BC.

RCMP said at the accident scene officers found the lone occupant deceased.

"The investigation, being assisted by a traffic analyst from the BC Highway Patrol is still ongoing," RCMP media release said.

"Details of the deceased are not being released at this time."

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 20 2023

The Public Service Alliance of Canada workers entered day two of their strike Thursday against Treasury Board and Canada Revenue Agency.

Members of PSAC from the Nelson office in the Chalko Mika Mall took to the corner of Popular and Front Streets near the Mall sign to picket against the Treasury Board and Canada Revenue Agency.

Workers on the Nelson picket line, one of 250 locations across the country, were in a festive mood as vehicles honked horns in support of the PSAC members.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Apr 20 2023

A decision to financially support the Nelson segment of the Sinixt Canoe Journey in June had to run through the rapids of policy, tradition and staff recommendation in order to paddle its way to calmer waters.

A local Sinixt Canoe Journey (Nelson Stop) working group request — formed in order to support the Sinixt Upper Columbia Canoe Journey, Salmon Ceremony and Language Camp — of a donation of $3,000 from the City to support coordination and implementation of the event did receive approval from council, but not without some resistance.