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September 2021
By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Sep 30 2021

The tire kicking has begun as the city’s utility prepares for the possibility of walking away from its rural customer base and handing it over to a private utility company.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

The most recent COVID-19 numbers by local health area control in the Kootenay region released Wednesday by the BC Centre of Disease shows Trail with the most cases during the week of September 19-25, 2021.

The Silver City area reported 79 new COVID-19 cases during the seven-day period. Trail reported only 17 cases during September 12-18, 2021.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Sep 29 2021

More than 1,200 people have died as a result of toxic drugs in the first seven months of 2021, according to the latest preliminary reporting from the BC Coroners Service.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

If you were thinking Kootenay Lake right now looked lower than it has ever been, your analysis would be correct.

The lake level is sitting nearly three feet below its normal height, said Merrell-Ann Phare, Canadian commissioner with the International Kootenay Lake board of control.

By RDKB on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

Transportation will get greener in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) thanks to a $50,000 Active Transportation Network Planning Grant from the Province of BC.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

An open letter to SOWK residents:

Thank you to everyone that participated and voted in the 2021 Federal Election. Turnout across the country was lower than average so I thank you for taking the time to engage.

By Contributor on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., join the Rossland Streamkeepers for a “WaterWalk” to celebrate the local watershed.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Sep 28 2021

A new team has been created to tackle climate change in Nelson.

The city has promoted Carmen Procter — from the EcoSave Program — to a new role as climate and energy manager, and brought in Cecilia Jaques as the new climate and energy advisor.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Sep 27 2021

With winter just around the corner and the B.C. law requiring winter tires on designated routes coming into effect on October 1, the provincial initiative — Shift Into Winter Campaign— led by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance and managed by Road Safety at Work, is preparing drivers for what’s ahead in the coming months.

Today's feature focuses on Winter Tires.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Sep 27 2021

As of Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, 87.7% (4,064,859) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 80.5% (3,729,606) have received their second dose.

In addition, 88.2% (3,815,333) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 81.3% (3,515,026) have received their second dose.