After Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Advisory for the Boundary, West Kootenay, the City of Nelson would like to send out an alert to all residents:
"There is a potential for icy and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions early tomorrow morning. A high pressure system moving into the interior could bring rain this evening followed by a rapid drop in overnight temperatures.
Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the annual Career and Education Fair.
People eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information find this free annual event beneficial.
“Selkirk College is committed to providing pathways to meaningful employment,” says Selkirk College Recruitment Specialist Matt Martin. “The Career and Education Fair is a valuable event that highlights the different routes to strong employment in our region.
Students in Selkirk College’s Nursing Program find inspiration and motivation in the chill of a West Kootenay winter.
Coldest Night of the Year is Canada’s national walk for homelessness that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth. Since 2011, Coldest Night events have raised more than $16.5 million across Canada.
Yesterday MP Richard Cannings’ Bill C-354 an Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, (Use of Wood) passed its first vote at second reading. The bill will now be sent to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources for review. Bill C-354 proposes to require the federal government to consider the use of wood in federal infrastructure projects, taking into account the associated costs and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by using wood products.
The City of Trail is pleased to announce that Joyce Austin will be joining the City as the part-time Collections Coordinator for the Trail Museum and Archives, effective Feb. 26.
Austin will work directly with Sarah Benson-Lord, the Museum and Archives Manager, in the new Trail Riverfront Centre scheduled to open later this spring. Austin’s main duties will include handling accruals to the Trail Historical Society’s (THS) artifact and archival collections, and research and curatorial duties.
Ahead of the 2018 RoboGames, Selkirk College is providing training to adults in the region so they can support youth eager to participate in the growing phenomenon.
On Feb. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Midas Fab Lab in Trail, learn robotics basics from Brad Pommen, the Nelson Tech Club founder who enthusiastically brought RoboGames to the Kootenay Boundary starting in 2010.
“We take the adult through the entire process from unboxing your robot to assembly to programming so that they can mentor students in their communities to do the same thing,” says Pommen.
In response to questions from residential customers, FortisBC is hosting public information sessions to help customers better understand the possible impacts of the rate design changes it’s seeking from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC).
In a media release Monday, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said its moving ahead with plans to ensure continued safe operation of the Kootenay Lake ferry.
The ministry also said its planning changes to ensure the service meets the needs of ferry users, the community and visitors to the area.
"Following a consultation process in 2016 with Balfour and area residents, government determined the terminal should remain at Balfour," the release said.
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.”– Martin Luther King Jr.
RCMP said in a media release that two people and two horses died after a semi trailer collided head-on with a pickup truck early Saturday morning on Highway 3/95 west of Creston.
Police received a call at 9 a.m. Saturday (February 3) of a serious motor vehicle collision on Higheay 3/95 near Irishmen Creek outside Moyie, BC.
"Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit had lost control on black ice, jack knifed and went into the oncoming lane, colliding head on with an east bound pickup truck, which was towing a horse trailer," RCMP said.