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By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 09 2021

Work to upgrade the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals begins in the coming weeks, with improved amenities, more parking and better access for people who rely on the ferries.

Construction on the new electric-ready ferry for the crossing will begin this summer.

"The Kootenay Lake Ferry Service improvements are good news for users and will have a positive impact on all nearby communities," said Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country on behalf of Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 08 2021

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By Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Apr 07 2021

Like the rest of the province, Interior Health is also seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases.

Ending of April 3, 2021 the BC Centre of Disease Control Geographic Distribution map shows an influx of new COVID-19 cases, with the Windermere region in the East Kootenay topping the Kootenay/Boundary with 24.

Revelstoke, in the Columbia region, is listed with 25 new COVID-19 cases.

Fernie has 13 COVID-19 cases while Creston and Nelson each reporting eight.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

Criminal charges in relation to a double stabbing back in February 2021 have been upgraded following a review of the police investigative findings carried out by the BC Prosecution Service, according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Apr 06 2021

An incident Sunday at Teck had Trail residents concerned and curious as to what was happening, leading to a variety of Facebook conversations speculating on the matter.

Teck’s Community Engagement Leader, Carol Vanelli Worosz, cleared up the matter with the Trail Champion.

“On Sunday, April 4, 2021 at approximately 9 p.m., there was an operating disruption at the No.1 Acid Plant, located on the west side of our property, that resulted in a short-duration release of sulphur gases to air,” Vanellie Worosz said.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 05 2021

Main Street Diner owner Nicholas Diamond decided enough was enough, closing the doors to his Baker Street restaurant Saturday afternoon after numerous visiting patrons were ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols.

In a Facebook post, Diamond said he made the incredibly tough call Saturday afternoon during tremendously busy day for what he felt was in the name of community health and safety.

“At lunch today (Saturday) we had an incredible influx of out of town visitors moving thru my business,” Diamond’s Facebook post said.

By CBT on Monday Apr 05 2021

At the Procter Village Café, the swirly cinnamon buns are topped with sweet, gooey icing — and are in very high demand.

When the café opened in August 2020, almost two years after Procter’s previous bakery had shut down, the excitement was immediate, with a socially distanced lineup stretching outside.

Lisa Norris says, “The cinnamon bun craziness — it was insane!”

Norris is Vice-President of the Procter Community Society, which spearheaded the effort to bring a bakery back to the community.

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday Apr 04 2021
Interior Heath has issued a DRUG ALERT for TRAIL after a COCAINE tested positive for FENTANYL.

Risk of overdose can be very high when fentanyl is in stimulants like cocaine. Please remind your clients of the overdose prevention tips and community resources as noted below.

Please display the attached poster in locations where clients and staff will see it for THE LONG WEEKEND and remove it on April 6, 2021.   

Thank you for your help in getting this important information out.  

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Apr 04 2021

Nelson Police identified, and issued violation tickets, to three people following a Saturday afternoon Freedom rally against COVID-19 provincial public health orders outside City Hall.

In a media release, Nelson Police said a 58-year-old female from Winlaw, a 42-year-old man from Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast and a 41-year-old man from Vancouver, were all issued $2,300 Violation Tickets for their participation in the rally that attracted approximately 150 participants.

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