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By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Feb 27 2023

On February 21, 2023 at 4:40 p.m., Grand Forks officers attended to a report of a collision involving two semi trucks and a SUV on Highway 3 and McRae Road in Christina Lake, BC.

Grand Forks RCMP said it appears that the SUV was trying to pass a semi on poor roads when an oncoming semi’s trailer began to lose control and crossed into the path of the SUV sideswiping the SUV.

The two semi's then met becoming stuck to each other on the side of the highway in the ditch.

By Bob Hall on Monday Feb 27 2023

Bright futures await graduates from Selkirk College’s School of Hospitality & Tourism and employers from across the province who are eager to meet potential industry stars descended on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus to get acquainted.

The annual School of Hospitality & Tourism Job Fair was held at Mary Hall in mid-February with more than 20 employers setting up booths in an effort to entice more than 100 current students looking for both mid-program work terms and after-graduation permanent employment.

By Contributor on Monday Feb 27 2023

Got a favourite lake?

Want to help protect it?

Lakes in Canada are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and climate impacts like rising water temperatures.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 27 2023

The province is off-loading its responsibility on municipalities for the decriminalization of illicit drugs without providing any financial support, claims a new resolution coming from the City of Nelson.

Toward that end, city council has written the missive to be sent to the next Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments (AKBLG) meeting to begin the lobbying for funding for the consequences of decriminalization.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Feb 25 2023

Be prepared for another blast of winter.

Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for most of BC, including the West Kootenay/Boundary region Saturday.

Environment Canada said the Snowfall Warning is for this weekend, with the threat of 15 to 25 cm of snow expected beginning Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

“A significant weather system is forecast to move across the BC Interior this weekend,” Environment Canada said.

“Snow will begin (Saturday) afternoon and become heavy tonight.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Feb 24 2023

For those looking for a little relief from the regional district over inflation and rising costs, think again, the municipal body is proposing up to a 12 per cent increase in taxes for this year.

In a special meeting of the board of directors at the Regional District of Central Kootenay boardroom on Friday, Feb. 17, the newest version of the financial plan was brought to light.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

The city is going into extra ends to ensure two grant applications land on the button and both the municipality and the curling centre are in the house when the federal funds are handed out.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

With demand for transit service in the region beginning to rise in the post-pandemic period, five critical fixes are being proposed by BC Transit for the West Kootenay service.

In a report to the West Kootenay Transit committee on Jan. 31, BC Transit government relations manager Daynika White highlighted service priorities for the region, critical fixes with five proposed service change options.

The Kootenay Connector (99 future route) could receive two new round trips, with the 33 Selkirk College potentially seeing the introduction of two new weekday trips.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

Nearly $500,000 will be landing in the lap of regional district fire services as the province looks to bolster firefighting response in the West Kootenay.

The province’s Emergency Management and Climate Readiness ministry will be handing the Regional District of Central Kootenay $480,000 “to bolster firefighting response to make people and communities safer.”

The impetus of the grant cycle was to support communities with fire services delivered by volunteer or part-volunteer fire departments — a mix of paid staff and unpaid volunteers.

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

B.C.’s bats, including the well-known Little Brown Bat, are threatened by a fungal disease headed towards the province from Alberta and Washington State.

The Kootenay Community Bat Program, in collaboration with the Province of BC, are asking the public for help in the effort to detect and prevent the spread of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). Residents are urged to report any bat activity observed in winter and any sick or dead bats found before May 31st.