Environment Canada issues Winter Storm warning for Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm warning for higher elevation highways in the Southern Interior, including Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass beginning Saturday evening. Environment Canada said that the winter storm is expected to begin Saturday night and continue through until Sunday evening with total snowfall accumulation of 25 to 40 […]

One of Canada’s top stand-up comedians, Julie Kim, brings her comedy to Trail

Trail & District Arts Council presents the hilarious comedian and writer Julie Kim, with opening act comedian Kate Belton, on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in The Bailey Theatre. Getting an early jump on Women’s Day, Julie Kim performs her topical and very women centred comedy in a show that’s not for the faint […]

KAAP's Adorable Adoptables of the Week - Special H Kitties

Applications are required prior to meeting cats in foster because they are in our private homes in Nelson.  Forms are found under “adopt” at kaap.ca . We may consider a reduced adoption fee for those who can be adopted together. **These cats need to be kept indoors either permanently, or for at least probably a […]

Interior Health CEO mourns loss of Board Chair Dr. Doug Cochrane

In a statement Tuesday, president and CEO Susan Brown said Interior Health is mourning the loss of Interior Health Board Chair Dr. Doug Cochrane. Brown said as Chair of Interior Health Board of Directors, Dr. Cochrane demonstrated a deep commitment to continuous improvement of patient care, quality and safety knowing it would lead to improved […]

Solutions for Village of Silverton challenges making progress: Mayor

Progress is being made on a series of challenges that plague one of the smallest municipalities in Canada. The Village of Silverton, the second smallest municipality in Canada, had employed the services of a provincial government municipal advisor — for 12 weeks — in order to address several issues during a “difficult time” it had […]

Low snowpack expected to further impact water sources as drought conditions continue

The West Kootenay’s snowpack is falling below record-low levels as the warm, dry winter weather continues, prompting a call for a watershed management system. According to the B.C. River Forecast Centre’s snow survey (Feb. 1), the West Kootenay snowpack remains very low — averaging 33 per cent below normal throughout the region — but the […]

Selkirk College Invites Community to Inform Future Strategy

Selkirk College is renewing its strategic plan, and asking for public input on how it can best meet regional labour market demands and educational aspirations. Since the mid-1960s, Selkirk College has been an essential economic and cultural driver that contributes more than $450 million annually to the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. It provides a […]

Non-profit organizations get climate-smart

Twenty-nine non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin are undertaking projects to reduce their energy use, create fewer greenhouse gases and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The projects are being realized with support from Columbia Basin Trust. “Non-profit organizations hold important roles when it comes to well-being in the region, from serving vulnerable people […]

Kootenay Boundary plagued by low childhood immunization rates: Interior Health

Low childhood immunization rates continue to plague the Kootenay Boundary despite outbreaks in the region and major outbreaks in some parts of the world. Current immunization rates for Kootenay Boundary seven-year-old children sit at 54.8 per cent — Interior Health (IH) target is 70 per cent — while for two-year-old children it is 66.6 per […]

Local man facing charges after crash kills mother of four

On Oct. 1, 2022 at 5 p.m., there was a fatal head-on collision on Hwy 22 near Trail. The collision involved a F350 pickup, driven by 56-year-old Terry Jackson, and a Chevrolet Traverse driven by a 34-year-old mother with her four young children. The mother and children were all transported to Trail Regional Hospital where […]

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