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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Nov 24 2022

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thanks to a one-time cost-of-living rebate through Nelson Hydro.

The city-owned utility is extending the credit on electricity bills as part of a Province of B.C. initiative to address the impacts of global inflation on families and small businesses in B.C. 

What it means is that people who are customers of the local utility will receive a $100 credit on their first electricity bill in the new year. However, only one credit is available per residential customer, regardless of the number of accounts each customer holds.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Nov 23 2022

A Meadow Creek man is facing numerous charges following a police chase Monday in the North Kootenay Lake community Kaslo RCMP said in a media release Wednesday.

The incident started in the early hours of Friday, November 18th when RCMP received a call of a person pouring a substance from a jerry can into vehicles parked in their driveway.

The local couple observed the person on their surveillance camera, who appeared to be wearing a respirator and HAZMAT suit.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Nov 22 2022

Environment Canada has issued at Snowfall Warning Tuesday for Highway 3, Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is forecast for Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass as well as Coquihalla Summit, Rogers Pass, North and West Columbia including Blue River and Revelstoke especially to the west of Revelstoke.

Environment Canada said snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm with low visibility in heavy snow is expected from now through early Wednesday.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Nov 22 2022

A new 45-kilometre active transportation route between Nelson and Castlegar will be investigated at the regional district level.

The latest model of the Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved a feasibility study at its Nov 17 meeting for the route — through five electoral areas — that connects two of the West Kootenay’s biggest communities, as well as “parks, college campuses, schools, places of employment, goods and services and various neighbourhoods.”

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 21 2022

The Grand Forks RCMP dealt with many calls for services during the past week.

Here are a few of the highlight calls from RCMP Detachment Commander, Sgt. Darryl Peppler.

Deer shot with arrow in residential area

On November 16, 2022, Grand Forks RCMP along with the BC Conservation Services began investigating an early morning incident in the 7600 block of 17th St in Grand Forks where a deer was shot with an arrow. An arrow was recovered from scene and officers from both agencies continue to investigate this disturbing incident.

By Contributor on Monday Nov 21 2022

From the Coast Mountains to the Kootenays, British Columbians across the Southern Interior are coming together to build their businesses and create vibrant communities. PacifiCan is here to help.

PacifiCan is the new federal economic development agency dedicated to British Columbians.

PacifiCan works with partners across B.C. who are building innovative businesses, creating quality jobs, and supporting inclusive growth in communities across our province.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Nov 21 2022

Wildfire may never be viewed as a friend of those communities buried in forest, but it is a natural and accepted part of the ecosystem, according to several wildfire experts.

Speaking in a video recently released on the Selous Creek wildfire risk reduction project — just southwest of Nelson — former Nelson Fire Rescue chief and director of the Emergency Operations Centre, Len McCharles said the 80 hectare (ha.) area in question was an example of how far the knowledge of wildfire activity has come.

By RDKB on Friday Nov 18 2022
The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has temporarily suspended a 21-year old member of staff, following an alleged act of voyeurism which took place in a Beaver Valley Arena change room on Wednesday, 16 November 2022.  The incident, which is the first of its kind for the RDKB, is currently in the hands of Trail RCMP.
By Trail Champion on Friday Nov 18 2022

On Nov. 16, 2022, at 5:12 p.m. frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a complaint of voyeurism occurring at the Beaver Valley Arena, in Fruitvale, BC.

A parent reported the incident to the RCMP when it was discovered that an employee, a 21-year-old Trail man, had allegedly set up his cell phone to record video footage of youths inside the women’s changing room. The phone was noticed by girls preparing for a hockey practice who brought it to the attention of a parent. The parent seized the cell phone and turned it over to an responding officer.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Nov 18 2022

The fifth time is the charm for the chair of the regional district’s board of directors.

Aimee Watson — the director of Area D — has been elected as chair of the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors for the fifth time, after directors voted on Thursday morning in the first meeting of the new board at the Nelson board room on Lakeside Drive.

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