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By Sarah Lord on Monday Dec 06 2021

Experts stress that consumption is a driving force behind climate change and communities across Canada are experiencing the impact.

As floods recently hammered regions in the province of BC, nearly 200 nations attended the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, where the proposed climate plan was accepted, to limit the extent of our planet’s warming.

How can we in the Kootenays create meaning this season without over-consuming?

How is this season shaping up when buying gifts from alternative sources, like from local artisans?

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Dec 06 2021

The results of an online survey on the Zincton backcountry ski development show overwhelming support for some of the broad themes of the project.

Twenty-three questions were delivered in the online survey that saw a total of 696 people respond, with a yes-or-no format on several of the major ideas contained in the development.

The questions ranged from the use of the public land included as part of the tenure to the creation of a wildlife corridor to remediation of the mine sites.

By Trail Champion on Saturday Dec 04 2021

An elderly Trail woman was grateful for police intervention last week after a doorknob malfunction left her trapped in her own bathroom, according to Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 02 2021

In a short statement on the league website, the Kootenay International Hockey League announced that the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The KIJHL statement said the sanctions stem from the participation of two Nitehawks players in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not meet the KIJHL’s requirement of being fully vaccinated.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 02 2021

KidSport™ has launched their 10th annual Give the Gift of Sport™ fundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at

More than 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the support of the Government of Canada, corporate partners, and the generosity of donors across the country, KidSport’s annual campaign — running until January 4, 2022 — aims to get more kids off the sidelines, into the game, and experience the gift of sport.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Nov 30 2021

The vaccine has arrived in the school district for children aged five to 11, the Ministry of Education has announced.

COVID-19 vaccination is now authorized by Health Canada for children five and older. 

BC Education Deputy Minister Scott Macdonald said in a press release through the schools Monday that clinics were not happening in schools during school time. 

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Nov 30 2021

Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

Such was the message of Together Nelson in delivering the initial findings of the just completed community action strategy to reduce poverty in Nelson and area.

Marjie Lesko — Together Nelson project manager — and Malorie Moore — co-chair of the Together Nelson leadership roundtable — spoke to council at the last committee-of-the-whole meeting, explaining how the findings of the strategy will move forward with reducing the level of poverty in the community.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Sunday Nov 28 2021

The Regional District of Central Kootenay Emergency Operations Centre said in a media release Saturday that the  The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for streams in southeast BC.

The RDCK said this advisory affects the eastern and northern areas of region and includes the Duncan River and tributaries.

By Contributor on Saturday Nov 27 2021

As shoppers search for the perfect gift this holiday season, WeBC is making it easy to spend locally with a new virtual pop-up shop, #WeShopBC, featuring over 450 women-led businesses based i

By CBT on Saturday Nov 27 2021

Funding of $7.6 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fibre optic network between Fruitvale and Nelson and between Kimberley and Wasa. Permitting and other pre-construction work on the projects will start soon, with support from federal, provincial and regional partners.