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By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Feb 07 2023

Environment Canada issued an alert Tuesday for Highway 3, Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit.

Environment Canada said hazardous winter conditions are expected beginning today and into Tuesday evening with total snowfall accumulations of 25 cm.

“A frontal system moving across the BC Interior will give heavy snow to southern highway passes,” Environment Canada said.

“Light snow this morning will intensify later in the today.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 06 2023

The nation’s Species at Risk Act is no law at all, says a local environmental group.

The Valhalla Wilderness Society contends that the Species at Risk Act (SARA) does not provide protection under the law for the endangered mountain caribou and its habitat, 30 years after Canada signed an accord — at the UN Convention on Biodiversity in Rio De Janeiro — to protect biodiversity, which spawned the enactment of SARA.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 06 2023

The regional transit service has been suffering and the community is stepping up with solutions, noted a member of the West Kootenay Transit committee.

Rik Logtenberg said the contract the Regional District of Central Kootenay — along with the City of Nelson — and BC Transit has with NextGen has struggled with a lack of bus drivers on some routes, causing the cancellations on certain days.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Feb 02 2023

The school district is going where no (local) school district has gone before.

As a now certified Provincial Online Learning School (POLS), School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) has taken its quality brand of education to online learners in the region but now also across the province.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

Grand Forks RCMP said Friday night, February 3, 2023 at just past 9 p.m. Ryan Harp was apprehended by police.

Grand Forks RCMP said police officers from both the Grand Forks and Midway Detachments responded to a tip from the public that Ryan Harp, a male who was at large and wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant was seen near Phoenix Road and Marshall lake Road between the two communities.

RCMP said that officers from both jurisdictions attended and were able to arrest Harp without incident.

By Contributor on Wednesday Feb 01 2023
The West Kootenay chapter of Bags of Love was started in June 2012. In 2018 the name was changed to West Kootenay Bags of Love Foundation and on January 27, 2020 we received charity status, enabling us to give receipts for donations over $100 in value and to apply for grants to assist us in purchasing supplies.
When Bags of Love initially started, we were primarily making bags for children. As we evolved, we realized there are so many other folks who could benefit from a bag, in particular, seniors. We have done two projects involving seniors.
By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

On Jan. 28, a frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officer received a report of a theft of a catalytic converter from 2013 Nissan Rogue parked near the intersection of Hanna Drive and Hwy 22, in Rivervale, according to RCMP NC/oic Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

The vehicle had been parked at the popular location as it was advertised for sale.

Trail RCMP is recommending against leaving vehicles in this area, as they are vulnerable to theft and damage.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 5:47 p.m. a frontline Trail and Greater RCMP was conducting a routine patrol in a marked vehicle when he located a collision that had just occurred between a bicyclist and vehicle in the 5800 block of Hwy 3B in Trail, according to RCMP NC/ioc Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"The officer discovered that a 60-year-old Trail man was riding his electric bicycle eastbound on the shoulder of the highway when the passenger side mirror of a 2022 Ford Bronco allegedly struck him," Wicentowich said.

By City of Trail on Wednesday Feb 01 2023

Issued by the Trail Community Action Team

All are Welcome to the Trail Community Action Team Speaker Series

In its effort to reduce stigma towards people who are struggling in our community, the Trail Community Action Team has four events planned for February and March 2023 in its Respect & Connect speaker series.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 31 2023

Amanda Erickson, Community Action Team Facilitator for Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks, said the overdose crisis is a problem that in some form most likely has affected everyone in the province.

Monday’s drug decriminalization pilot project announced by the BC Government, that takes affect Tuesday, January 31, 2023, will take a critical step to end the shame and stigma that prevents the public with substance abuse issues from reaching out for what could be life-saving help.