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Dear Editor, With Alzheimer’s Awareness month coming to a close, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. wants to say a big thank you to the people of the West Kootenay for joining forces with us to raise awareness and flipping the script on stigma associated with Alzheimer’s disease and...
Expressing opinions, developing ideas and planning to take action in their communities: these are some of the ways that youth will be inspired at the Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, taking place in Kimberley from May 12 to 14, 2023. Youth aged 14 to 18 are invited to apply now to this unique...

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The school district is going where no (local) school district has gone before.

As a now certified Provincial Online Learning School (POLS), School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has taken its quality brand of education to online learners in the region but now also across the province.

The district will be able to continue welcoming online learners to its...

Trail RCMP said Wednesday that police received information that 32-year-old Ryan Harp currently in the Trail area. 

RCMP said Harp has an outstanding unendorsed warrant for Breach of Release Order contrary to Section 145(5) of the Criminal Code.  

He is accused of assault, assaulted with a weapon, uttering threats, assault by choking, and arson damaging property stemming from an...

The West Kootenay chapter of Bags of Love was started in June 2012. In 2018 the name was changed to West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation and on January 27, 2020 we received charity status, enabling us to give receipts for donations over $100 in value and to apply for grants to assist us in purchasing supplies.
When Bags of Love initially started, we were primarily making bags...

During the recent UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, over 190 nations adopted a Global Biodiversity Framework.

Part of that agreement is to conserve at least 30 per cent of the world’s lands and waters by 2030. While it is not a legally binding agreement, people and communities want action. Here in Canada, the federal government has committed to this goal as a measure to...

Katrine Conroy, Minister Responsible for the Columbia River Treaty, has issued the following statement after the 15th round of Canada-U.S. negotiations toward a modernized Columbia River Treaty, which took place in Vancouver, B.C., on Jan. 25 and 26, 2023:

"Last week, Canada and the U.S. came together again for discussions to modernize the Columbia River Treaty. Flood-risk management,...