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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Aug 16 2022


Elected officials in Nelson will see a bump in wages in the next incarnation of city council.

A city staff report revealed an underpaid group of city councillors and mayor compared to similar sized cities in B.C., and recommended an increase to the remuneration for council of 5.14 per cent, moving salaries from $26,212 to $27,560 for city council.

The mayor’s salary was bumped by 12.69 per cent, from $62,263 to $70,170, also as recommended by the report.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Aug 15 2022

Everyone is on-board for the new transit exchange for the city’s downtown after the BC Transit business case for the project was approved by the city.

BC Transit had its grant application — under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) — approved last May for the business case, working with the city to develop a design for the Nelson Downtown Exchange project on the 300 block of Victoria Street.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Aug 12 2022

The Kootenay Community Bat Project is suggesting people may be noticing more bats around their house or property as mid-summer is a time typically for more activity.

The KCBP said in a media release that landowners typically may notice more bat activity, have bats flying into their house and occasionally find a bat on the ground or roosting in unusual locations.

By City of Trail on Friday Aug 12 2022

Pride Trail B.C., the Trail & District Public Library, IncrEDIBLE Trail and the City of Trail are excited to host Pride 2022 at Trail’s IncrEDIBLE Farmers’ Market on Saturday, August 13 on the Esplanade / Jubilee Park from 10 am to 2 pm. Everyone is invited to join us! 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Aug 12 2022

Following Thursday’s light show that saw lighting light up the sky throughout the region, Environment Canada is again issuing a Thunderstorm Watch for most of the southern interior of BC, including Boundary, Kootenay Lake, West Kootenay, East Kootenay and Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lakes areas.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Aug 12 2022

There is reason for optimism in regards to fire season as it relates to the West Kootenay region this August, according to the BC Wildfire Service.

With previous years’ summer slam events in August hitting the canvas with a one-two combination of drought and heat, resulting in a knockout punch of prolific wildfires and smoke, this year an air of uncertainty — with a cooler, wetter spring delaying the fire season — has settled in on the West Kootenay wildfire season landscape.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Aug 11 2022


In a quest for more housing and more housing choices a few bylaw and traffic feathers have to be ruffled as the building lots become increasingly difficult to accommodate projects.

When considering variances for a vacant parcel of land located in the Gyro neighbourhood at 41 Douglas Road — designated multi-unit in the Official Community Plan — city council was divided on what could and should be allowed to happen in the name of development.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Aug 10 2022

There is no free lunch … unless you happen to be a non-profit organization in Nelson.

For the Kootenay Climbing Association (KCA), the city will be handing them a parcel of land at the Tenth Street campus for free for the next 10 years while the club builds a new facility and continues to grow its membership.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release that despite there being 4000-5000 people in the Boundary City to enjoy Canada Rock Fest, Mounties not kept overly busy during the festival weekend.

During the four-day period from August 4-7, police officers responded to a total of 50 calls for service, with only a handful generated from the Rock Fest.

There were three  people were arrested for alcohol related disturbances, however no charges will be considered in these matters.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Aug 09 2022

Social media may have its advantages, but it may not be the best place to sell stolen goods, according to a recent RCMP press release.

"On Aug. 5, at 2:25 p.m., a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report about a stolen mountain bike worth $5,000 for sale on a social media platform in Trail," said Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.