The remains of old growth forests in the region are protected, for now.
Olivia is once again the front-runner for the most popular name for babies born this year in British Columbia.
Olivia is followed by Liam, Noah, Jack, Emma, Benjamin, Theodore, Oliver and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 15, 2021.
Environment Canada upgraded its Weather Alert to a Snowfall Warning Sunday for the West Kootenay region, including Kootenay Lake.
A Weather Alert remains for Boundary region, including Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass — that could see upwards of 60 cm hit the pavement.
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The cost of curbside waste recovery in the city is likely to be going up in the new year.
In its budget discussions Dec. 17 it was revealed that city council will likely be bumping the cost for curbside waste recovery in 2022 by $25 to fund the organics diversion program.
Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for the Nelson area after a sample believed to be cocaine tested positive for fentanyl.
Interior Health said in a media release Wednesday, the overdose risk is very high when stimulant samples are contaminated with fentanyl.
More power generation must be made in-house in Nelson and to develop more hydro-electric possibilities around city sooner, rather than later, says one city councillor.
A full return to school for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 will be delayed until Monday, Jan. 10, in order to give public health and B.C. schools additional time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant on communities and schools, and to implement enhanced safety plans to support the continuation of in-class learning.
The Province is working to bring down costs for people in 2022.
In the coming year, families will benefit from:
It was a record-setting year for lottery players in British Columbia, with more than $891 million in total prizes paid out, including $23 million to players who purchased winning tickets in the Kootenay region.
BCLC sold more than 102 million winning tickets to players at retail locations and online in 2021, which was also a record-breaking total amount.
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