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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Saturday May 21 2022


La Niña is setting up to wreak havoc on the West Kootenay.

A higher than normal snowpack and a delayed spring freshet could cause flooding in the region, especially along the shores of Kootenay Lake.

By Contributor on Thursday May 19 2022

As drivers hit the road this Victoria Day long weekend, ICBC (Insurance Cooporation of BC) and police are asking drivers to watch their speed.

ICBC said on average, 480 people are injured and three people are killed in 1,800 crashes — including 63 people injured in 270 crashes throughout the Southern Interior — in the province over Victoria Day long weekend.

By Contributor on Thursday May 19 2022

Since the mid-2000’s, the collapse of the Kootenay Lake fishery has been apparent, and well documented.

Prior to 2012, the Meadow Creek spawning channel has supported an average of 67.7 million kokanee eggs and an average of 693,000 spawners.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

Smoke was not the only thing that polluted the sky when several wildfires burned in the West Kootenay last summer.

Noise pollution from helicopters was also a problem and — along with several complaints from regional district residents — the board of the Regional District of Central Kootenay has petitioned federal MP’s with a plan.

By City of Trail on Wednesday May 18 2022

Live History is a traveling, immersive theatre troupe that performs in Canada, Bermuda, UK, Republic of Ireland, US, Australia and New Zealand.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday May 18 2022

A Trail man is facing charges including assault with a weapon and uttering threats after an incident over the weekend, according to RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By Contributor on Wednesday May 18 2022

Several individuals have been arrested for violating a court-ordered injunction granted to Cooper Creek Cedar Ltd. (CCC) on August 27, 2019 to conduct logging operations in an area known as Salisbury Creek near Argenta, British Columbia.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 18 2022

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says that people will see improvements at their local public libraries, including expanded digital collections and internet access, upgraded spaces and programming, and improved air circulation thanks to new COVID-19 relief and recovery funding for libraries.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday May 18 2022

The Kootenay Rockies have achieved yet another level of excellence.

The region — which includes Nelson and the West Kootenay — is a biosphere certified destination, only the third such region in the nation to achieve the honour.

By Sara Golling on Tuesday May 17 2022

Contemplating Social Procurement; supporting Bill C-216; schwag for Rossland Scouts in Finland; Rossland Community Farmers Market carrying on; saving riparian setbacks . . . and more.

Present:  Mayor Kathy  Moore, and Councillors Dirk Lewis, Chris Bowman, Terry Miller, Janice Nightingale, and Stewart Spooner, and Andy Morel.