Earlier this winter I watched as a record amount of January rain filled the swamp at the back of our property. With the ground still locked in a hard freeze, there weren’t a lot of places to hold this deluge. This swamp was doing what swamps and other wetlands were quietly doing: holding billions of litres of water that would otherwise swell rivers and streams and flood the places where we live.
In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary said it has received a $2,364,012 Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund – Organics Infrastructure Program grant to expand the Grand Forks Regional Landfill composting program.
The RDKB said the expansion will cost a total of $3.5 million with the RDKB, federal and provincial governments each funding one third of the project costs.
For those people driving electric vehicles in and around the Heritage City, there’s a new place to get all charged up.
Friday, in the parking lot of the Nelson and District Community Complex, FortisBC and the City of Nelson celebrated the opening of Nelson’s first publicly available direct current fast-charging (DCFC) electric vehicle (EV) station.
Over 150 Cadets and Officers from all 12 East and West Kootenay units meet this past weekend to engage in friendly sports and fitness competition. Sea, Army and Air Cadets from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Golden, Elkford, Cranbrook, Trail, Nelson and Kimberly joined their host, the 581 Castlegar Air Cadets, at Selkirk College to take part in activities ranging from volleyball and basketball to 20 m shuttle runs and push-upsand even a dance.
Columbia Valley RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Invermere resident.
On Jan. 26, Columbia Valley RCMP received a missing person report for Belinda Dawn Eugene, who was last seen earlier that morning in the Radium Hot Springs area. There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time, and police have reason to believe that Belinda may have been hitch hiking, destined for the Kamloops area.
The Columbia Basin Trust board has elected a new chairperson to replace retiring Rick Jensen a media release said Monday.
Columbia Basin Trust announced that Jocelyn Carver has been elected Chair of the board.
CBT also announced that David Raven has been elected Vice-Chair and Castlegar’s Bill van Yzerloo is joining the board as a director.
Following 18 months of lobbying and letter writing, a portion of the land around Nelson’s beloved Cottonwood Lake has been saved from clear cut logging.
However, the Cottonwood Lake Preservation Society (CLPS) will not rest until all of the remaining 67 percent of the prized parcel — roughly 121 acres located on the steep old growth slopes directly above the lake — has been preserved.
And the CLPS has one year to raise upwards of $750,000 to preserve the remaining lands thanks to a negotiated temporary halt to private logging.
Organizers of Make A Change Canada Nelson got more than they bargained for when a sellout crowd took to the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena Thursday night to watch the Montreal Canadiens alumni in action against the Kootenay Patricks.
The game not only treated the more than 1,400 fans in attendance, but also raised money for Make A Change Canada Nelson, a local charity that provides online career assistance training as well as a web development and design program.
Make A Change Canada Nelson was the main organizers of Thursday’s charity contest.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, from Grand Forks to Creston, which includes the Kootenay Paas and Paulson Summit.
Environment Canada said anyone traveling Highway 3 can expect a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm.
“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit (Thursday) tonight,” Environment Canada website said.
“Warm air moving into the interior will cause snow levels to rise tonight, and snow will change to rain at lower elevations.
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RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect who is believed to be responsible for the theft of a package from the porch of a Castlegar home in mid-December.