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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

By Bob Hall on Friday Jun 11 2021

The Selkirk College Board of Governors has begun the process of finding a new president and is seeking community input on what traits will be most important in guiding regional post-secondary into the future.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Jun 11 2021

Ti Loran of Mount Sentinel High School in South Slocan is one of four students to be chosen as recipients of the Columbia Basin Trust Neil Muth Scholarship.

Loran joins Jet Noble and Robert Tinney from Creston and Emjai Deschamps from Revelstoke as the 2021 Neil Muth Scholarship award winners.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Jun 11 2021

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5  according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.

Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jun 10 2021

Interior Health immunization clinics across the region are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations.

Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

People can arrive, register on the spot, and receive their vaccine. No advance appointments are needed. 

By Contributor on Thursday Jun 10 2021

Farms to Friends has officially delivered its 2,500th bag of fresh food to local community members in need.

The program, which started last summer by the West Kootenay EcoSociety in response to the local food insecurity many people across the region experience, has expanded to support 75 households in need every week.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 10 2021

A media release Thursday from the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS) said the Ministry of Environment (MOE) has confirmed that invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) were found in the Pend D’Oreille River this spring.

The Pend D’Oreille River is a tributary of the Columbia River that passes through southeastern BC.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jun 09 2021

The National Action Plan (NAP), a path towards ending violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples in response to the National Inquiry’s Calls for Justice has been released.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jun 09 2021

Interior Heath’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Albert de Villiers has been released on conditions after appearing remotely (via telephone) in Kelowna court to face two charges of sexually assaulting a young child.