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By Timothy Schafer on Friday Jul 12 2019

The city will be looking to try out a temporary crash diet later this year in an attempt to wean Nelsonites off of single-use plastics.

A resolution has been passed in council chambers Monday night to work with the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce and other local groups in order to establish a single-use plastics free period, as well as defining what those plastics might be.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jul 11 2019

In a media release, the B.C. government said it has allocated another $1,413,349 in Community Resiliency Investment program grants to eight local governments and First Nations communities in the Southeast Fire Centre to help support wildfire risk reduction projects.

These grants are part of a second round of 44 grants distributed province-wide from the program's first application intake.

They are in addition to the more than $6 million in funding provided to 85 municipalities, regional districts and First Nations throughout British Columbia in May 2019.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Jul 11 2019

Betty was very quick of wit, usually quite agreeable and very funny.  She was gentle, accepting, and supportive and she rarely took crap from anyone.  She always had a ready response.   

Her kindness and generosity of spirit usually stopped her from giving voice to unkind sentiments. She could always see the positive side of things.  Further, either she was a  terrible back-seat driver or she was surrounded by very bad drivers. 

The jury is still out on that one.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

The Slocan Valley is going green! Green energy, green economy, that is.

Silverton’s Village Council has passed a resolution to transition to 100% renewable energy no later than 2050, joining New Denver and Slocan in their commitment to a cleaner, healthier, safer community and a stronger economy for the Slocan Valley.

Silverton Village Council made the decision at their July 9 meeting.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

Selkirk College instructor Doris Hausleitner finds happiness in discovering and recording the everyday patterns of mysterious creatures that dwell in the isolated terrain of our region.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

The Fort Shepherd Conservancy Area will open to the public for the 2019 season for limited recreational use excluding motorized vehicles, ORV’s, and hunting. Located just six kilometres south of Trail, the area is enjoyed by locals who fish, hike, ride horses and picnic on the property.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Jul 10 2019

Salmo RCMP continues the investigation to locateCory McKay. McKay has not been seen since June 18, 2019 at the Castlegar Shell gas station. Please see photo of Mckay, below, with the motorcycle he was believed to be driving when he was last seen. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cory McKay is urged to contact their local police, or remainanonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at

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By RDKB on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary now owns Lot A, Hospital Road. The 130-acre (53- hectare) property is within the City of Trail and located above the McKelvey Creek Regional Landfill. Securing the property will create additional buffer between the landfill and other properties, and ensure that the existing trail network between Miral Heights and Sunningdale remains intact and available for local recreation.

By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jul 09 2019

Rain and cooler temperatures have so far led to a comparatively calm start to the fire season in our region, according to Southeast Fire Centre information officer Ashlene Aktarian.

“We’re seeing a low level of fire activity in the southeast fire centre due to rainfall,” Aktarian said. “We have three active fires in the region, and they are all very small, less than one hectare, and they are all under control.”

One is just outside Kimberley, another outside Golden, and a third is outside Christina Lake.

By Interior Health Authority on Monday Jul 08 2019

Wildfires are a regular part of summer in British Columbia, and with wildfires comes the potential for wildfire smoke pollution. The best way to protect your health from wildfire smoke pollution is to be prepared with ways to reduce your exposure to smoke.

Here are seven steps that you can take to prepare for wildfire smoke events: