Nature Trust of BC Launches Fundraising Campaign to Conserve an Essential Wildlife Corridor in the East Kootenay 

The Nature Trust of British Columbia, one of the province’s leading non-profit land conservation organizations, announces a fundraising campaign to raise the last $300,000 needed to protect 182 hectares (450 acres) of an important wildlife corridor. The area is located between the communities of Kimberley and Cranbrook and within the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa […]

New name represents Community Futures in South Kootenay

The Greater Trail Community Futures office has changed its name to Community Futures South Kootenay.  The name change was announced Nov. 22 during the Community Futures Open House event held in the organization’s downtown Trail office. “We’re proud to adopt a new name that is more representative of the region we serve,” stated the organization’s […]

RED: A new, improved, FREE ski shuttle

RED Mountain has announced a new, revamped, FREE ski bus for the 2023/24 winter season. The new bus will be larger, accommodating up to 44 passengers, and it will run seven days a week, from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM, transporting skiers, workers and day-trippers between downtown Rossland and RED. The new shuttle will have […]

Proposed sale of Elk Valley coal mines raises environmental concerns — Wildsight

Wildsight said that Teck’s proposed sale of its Elk Valley coal mines to Glencore, a large mining company with a poor environmental record, has environmental advocates concerned that the water pollution disaster in the Elk and Kootenay Rivers could get even worse. In a media release, Wildsight, a non-profit organization based in the East Kootenay […]

Trail's living wage increases 2% as government support offsets rising costs

Trail’s living wage has risen by 2 per cent, or 42 cents per hour this year, and is now $21.55. Despite this increase, it remains one of the lowest in the Kootenays, with Golden at $25.78, Revelstoke at $24.60, and the Columbia Valley at $22.63. Only Nelson is lower at $21.14. The living wage is […]

BC Transit’s BusReady program honoured by National transit association

For developing a dynamic program aimed at teaching B.C. kids and families how to safely ride the bus, BC Transit has been recognized with a prestigious award by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA). “Congratulations to BC Transit on this award and for their excellent work raising safety awareness and promoting transit use for families,” […]

Province supports climate-emergency readiness project in Rossland

To help strengthen resilience against climate-related hazards, the Province is providing funding to the City of Rossland for a project to help build climate resilience in the community. Rossland will receive $40,000 to develop a climate action plan and report card, which will include disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation goals, objectives and strategies to […]

Remember to set clocks back Sunday as Daylight Savings Time ends

It’s time to call the end to Daylight Savings Time for 2023 as the first weekend in November, Sunday at 2 a.m., is when clocks will be set back one hour. The time changes means Canadians can expect another hour of sleep Sunday night as well as earlier nights and brighter mornings as the calendar […]

Slocan business spreads chocolate sensation into grocery stores throughout Kootenays

The selections are almost overwhelming: orange quinoa crisp dark chocolate, peppermint and hemp vegan milk chocolate, Aztec spice drinking chocolate, cranberry ginger swirl chocolate bark. Those are only a few of the mouth-watering products available from Viva Cacao (pronounced VEE-va ka-COW), the brainchild of owner Beth Campbell. Over the years, Campbell has found rising success […]

More newspapers in B.C. shut down

The newspaper industry in BC saw not one, but three community publications announce the closure of operations over the past few days. Glacier Media, which publishes the Alaska Highway News in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Mirror, announced last week that both publications in Northeast B.C. will cease operations. “With the significant changes to […]

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