It's that time of year again as Nelson Road Kings host Queen City Cruise

The Nelson Road Kings will bring style and automotive showery to the streets of Nelson again, coming this weekend — September 8th and 9th — for the annual Queen City Cruise. Jack Chambers of Nelson Road Kings says this year’s show is sure to be a great success. “Every year we get locals that bring […]

Young people with mental-health challenges get more support

Teens and young adults struggling with stress and anxiety will benefit from a mental wellness training program that will support them on their journey to well-being. The Province is investing $3 million over the next three years to support the continued delivery of YMCA’s Y Mind and Mind Medicine programs in 30 communities across B.C. […]

Changes to RDKB waste management explained

There has been a lot of talk about trash within the McKelvey Creek Wasteshed as the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary ushers in change with a new waste reduction program, to secure a greener tomorrow. The RDKB has posted its weekly green bin and garbage curbside collection schedule on its website https://rdkb.com/Utilities-Waste/Garbage-Organics-and-Recycling/Curbside-Collection in anticipation of the program’s […]

Columbia Basin Trust releases its annual report

With solid performance of its investments, Columbia Basin Trust was able to deliver $82.2 million in direct benefits to the Basin. Results are now available in its 2022/23 Annual Service Plan Report. “The Trust strives to generate predictable, sustainable and appreciating investment returns to support residents’ efforts to make their communities better places today, and into […]

Province extends state of emergency due to wildfire risk

With continued fire risk in many regions, and tens of thousands of people still under evacuation order and alert, the Province is extending the provincial state of emergency until Sept. 14, 2023, to ensure public safety and support the response to B.C.’s worst-ever wildfire season. “While many people have returned home, tens of thousands of […]

Category 1 campfire prohibition to be rescinded in the Southeast Fire Centre

Effective at 12:00 noon PDT on Friday, September 1, 2023, campfires will again be allowed in the Southeast Fire Centre. The BC Wildfire Service takes several factors into account before rescinding open burning prohibitions. This includes balancing the needs of the public with the need to mitigate the risk of human-caused wildfires. The combination of […]

Interior Health report informs ongoing efforts to save lives at risk from poisoned drugs

On International Overdose Awareness Day, Interior Health has released the 2022 Medical Health Officer (MHO) report, The Toxic Drug Crisis in BC’s Southern Interior Region (Part 2). Authored by MHO Dr. Carol Fenton, the report updates on the impact of the unregulated substance poisoning emergency since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, explores the various reasons […]

Weekly newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

When we face disasters like wildfires, so many people come to the forefront as heroes in communities all across B.C. Our BC Wildfire Service team first and foremost deserves our thanks and respect for the work they are doing. Fighting fires, protecting homes and communities, and putting their lives on the line day after day […]

BC Southern Interior Regional Ground Transportation Study Released

The Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC) is pleased to announce the release of the BC Southern Interior Regional Ground Transportation Study final report. Funding to carry out this study was announced in May 2023 by the Province of BC. Funding was provided to ETSI-BC along with its counterparts, Northern Development and Island Coastal […]

Upcoming fun to be had at the Rossland Museum

Golden City Days activities at the Rossland Museum: Rossland’s Golden City Days celebration is quickly approaching, and we are so excited to be taking part in another weekend of festivities! Here at the museum, we’ll join the celebrations with special open-by-donation days from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on both Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 with crafts, activities, […]

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