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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail for a Saturday night performance on June 18 that will everyone attending singing along after the first chorus.

The predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the 1970s – The Stampeders – are bringing along all their classic hits — Wild Eyes, Carry Me, Oh My Lady and Devil You to name a few — kick off the BC tour in the Silver City on June 18th.

By City of Trail on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

Live History is a travelling, immersive theatre troupe that performs in Canada, Bermuda, UK, Republic of Ireland, US, Australia and New Zealand.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 07 2022

The Province is launching the BC Heat Alert and Response System (BC HARS) to help ensure people, First Nations communities and local governments have the tools they need to stay safe during heat events. Under BC HARS, the Province is prepared to issue a Broadcast Intrusive alert for extreme heat emergencies.

The Province is also bringing in additional measures to bolster B.C.’s ambulance system to better respond to a significant increase in 911 calls during a heat emergency.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 06 2022

A case of monkeypox has been confirmed in B.C. through laboratory testing at the BC Centre for Disease Control and awaiting confirmation at the National Microbiology Laboratory. The individual resides in Vancouver. Vancouver Coastal Health is conducting public health follow-up.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Jun 02 2022

As the climate crisis intensifies, climate anxiety is becoming more common —  especially for youth — a research project by a local third-year Rural Pre-Medicine found.

The study discovered the high level of youth climate anxiety in our local area has not been known until recently.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Jun 02 2022

Call it the calm before the storm.

A cool and wet spring resulting in an above-average snowpack perched in the alpine has the lowlands primed and poised for flooding when the heat hits.

It has been 10 years since the province and the West Kootenay has witnessed snowpack levels at the current size — 128 per cent of normal — increasing the risk of flooding across the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK).

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Jun 01 2022

The city’s new Heritage Master Plan may be ideal on paper, but it comes at considerable cost to implement, says one city councillor.

Cal Renwick said he liked that the document Our Culture and City: City of Nelson Heritage Master Plan contained much of the ideal vision that has attracted people to the city since it first underwent a revitalization in the 1980s.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday May 31 2022

The regional district board is looking to level the playing field when it comes to homeowner insurance.

A resolution has been passed by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) board of directors to urge the Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) to petition the province to introduce and adopt legislation “to provide insurance to all homeowners with provisions that are consistent, fair and equitable to all homeowners in the province.”

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 30 2022

On June 2nd at 7:30 p.m., the 16th edition of the Reel Rock climbing film tour will be screening at the Civic Theatre in Nelson.

The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) and the Kootenay Climbing Association, the non-profit that operates the Cube Climbing Centre, have teamed up to bring the film tour to Nelson as a fundraiser to build a new Olympic caliber climbing gym in town. 

The Reel Rock 16 lineup consists of four films that celebrate the human side of climbing’s latest, greatest adventures and achievements:

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 30 2022

A 54-year-old man from Crescent Valley is facing multiple charges following a driving incident between Nelson and Castlegar earlier this month RCMP said in a media release Monday.

Police said the charges stem from a high speed altercation on Thursday, May 19, 2022, after the driver was clocked by an officer with the BC Highway Patrol Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU)a driving  almost 40 kph over the posted limit on Highway 3A.