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By Contributor on Monday Jun 07 2021

There are four different types of knotweed in our province, three of which have been found in the Boundary.

In 2015, the Boundary Invasive Species Society (BISS) found giant knotweed (Fallopia sachalinensis) while surveying Kettle River.

There are a number of sites of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in the Boundary area, but most of it is bohemian knotweed (Fallopia bohemica). Bohemian knotweed is a hybrid of Japanese and giant knotweed. A lot of it is being grown in people’s yards and it is starting to escape.

By RDKB on Thursday Jun 03 2021

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue (KBRFR) crews along with other Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) firefighters from Christina Lake, Grand Forks and from fire departments across the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will participate in advanced wildfire suppression training this week.

Thirty-nine structural firefighters will gain the skills and knowledge to lead a single fire engine and attached personnel to fight wildland fires this summer.

By Contributor on Wednesday Jun 02 2021

The Trail & District Arts Council and The Royal Theatre have joined forces toimagine your new, favourite summer experience, the Silver Screen Drive-in. Running from June 18 to Sept. 25, filmswill screen Thursday through Saturday at duskin the Waneta Plaza upper parking lot.

Building on the history of the Auto-Vue Drive-in, which ran in the same area from 1952 to 2003, this collaborationwill bring the best in blockbuster and independent movies and more to Trail on a 40-foot inflatable screen!

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Jun 01 2021

Preliminary reporting released by the BC Coroners Service confirms at least 176 British Columbians were lost to toxic illicit drugs in April, bringing the total number of deaths recorded in 2021 to 680.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday May 30 2021

A Castlegar man was shot in the wee hours of Sunday morning, according to Castlegar RCMP NCOIC Sgt. Monty Taylor.

"On May 30 at 2:43am a 54-year-old Castlegar male attended the Castlegar RCMP detachment reporting an unknown suspect had entered his living unit and shot him once with a handgun," Taylor said. "The victim had a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was transported to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, BC where he was later released after receiving treatment for his injury. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday May 28 2021

A group of logging activists staged a peaceful protest called a “Log Jam” Friday morning outside the Provincial Courthouse in Nelson.

The group, consisting of high school students and community members, gathered at approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday to raise awareness of logging practices in the industry, by pressing pause and holding space in silence and also stopping traffic on the busy Highway 3A access though Nelson.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 26 2021

RCMP in the Kootenays are working to identify three masked suspects responsible for an armed break-in to a Salmo area home early Tuesday morning, according to an RCMP press release issued this afternoon.

On May 25, 2021 a short time after 3:30 a.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a report of an attempted violent break-and-enter, that just occurred at a home situated in the 5100-block of Hwy 3. Police have learned that three masked individuals showed up and reportedly smashed a number of windows to the home.

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday May 26 2021

Katrine Conroy, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, has released the following statement regarding the deployment of BC Wildfire Service personnel to Manitoba:

“British Columbia has a long history of offering a helping hand to other provinces and countries when they need assistance fighting wildfires. We are pleased to do that again now.

“On May 26, 2021, the BC Wildfire Service will send 41 firefighters and two support staff to Manitoba to help with firefighting efforts in that province.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 26 2021

More than seventy concern citizens from Extinction Rebellion West Kootenay staged a rally outside the office of Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy Tuesday in Castlegar to show solidarity with the blockade at Fairy Creek on southern Vancouver Island.

Protestors are upset with the decisions by the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development to harvest old growth forests in the Fairy Creek watershed.

By Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday May 25 2021

Grand Forks Mounties were kept busy over May long weekend conducting several impaired by drugs investigations said Grand Forks RCMP Detachment Commander, Sergeant Darryl Peppler Tuesday in a media release.

Sgt. Peppler said in less than a 48-hour period between May 22 and May 24, Grand Forks RCMP officers conducted four impaired by drug investigations in the Boundary City.

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