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By KAST on Monday May 24 2021

The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) and Selkirk College’s Applied Research and Innovation Centre (ARIC) have been working together to measure the tech sector’s impact and its economic health within the region. KAST is thrilled to present the Kootenay Technology Sector Assessment 2020, the first of its kind in the region.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday May 24 2021

Spring is here and bats are returning to summer roost sites.

Which is why the BC Community Bat Program is requesting colony reports and volunteer assistance for this citizen-science initiative that encourages residents to count bats at local roost sites.

“The counts are a wonderful way for people to get outside, respect social distancing guidelines, and be involved in collecting important scientific information,” says biologist Elodie Kuhnert, coordinator of the Kootenay Community Bat Program. 

By Valerie Rossi on Thursday May 20 2021

KC Recycling Ltd. has been awarded $852,000 from the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund to jumpstart a $1.2 million plant upgrade, which will create a circular solution to recycling the plastic cases on car batteries already processed at the Trail, BC operation.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 19 2021

According to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map updated Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website, COVID-19 cases in the Kootenay Boundary region continue to decrease.

The update graphic, from May 9-15, 2021, shows new cases spiralling downward in most health districts.

The Local Health Area of Case Residence map shows Fernie with the highest number of cases at 11.

Castlegar with six has the next highest number of COVID-19 cases, followed by Nelson with five and Cranbrook and Trail with four.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 19 2021

The unpredictable weather is once again, unpredictable.

Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Statement for the West Kootenay, Boundary and Kootenay Lake regions Thursday.

Environment Canada said Thursday morning that travellers of the Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit can expect to see snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm thanks to a low pressure system passing over the region.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 17 2021

Nelson-Creston MLA Brittny Anderson is welcoming $10 million in funding to support Avalanche Canada.

In a media release, first-time MLA Anderson, said the funding will go toward developing and delivering avalanche safety and awareness throughout the province’s mountainous regions. 

“People in our region love to enjoy the outdoors all year round,” Anderson said.

“We also know that, in the winter, the risk of avalanche is very real in our beautiful mountains.”

By Interior Health Authority on Sunday May 16 2021

Interior Health’s #journey2immunity has reached the 385,000 dose milestone of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the Interior.

Now, there's a call for local influencers to help get people registered for their COVID-19 vaccines as our #journey2immunity continues.

“In every community throughout the Interior region community leaders have been supporting and reassuring their networks for over almost a year and a half,” said Interior Health president and CEO, Susan Brown.

By Contributor on Friday May 14 2021

In a historic moment, 44th Engineer Squadron enrolled a new member on Thursday May 13th. The new member was Sharman Thomas Junior, now a third generation member of the squadron, marking a first in the unit’s almost 75-year history. 

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 12 2021

New COVID-19 cases in Kootenay Boundary have decreased according to the release Wednesday of the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.

The map, one of the many graphics on the BC Centre of Disease Control website, shows the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases in Golden (12) and Nelson (10).

The Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map, for May 2-8, 2021, is released every Wednesday.

By John Boivin Local Journalism Initiative on Sunday May 09 2021

One of the Slocan Valley’s most popular tourist attractions is going to remain closed until further notice.

“The Idaho Lookout Forest Service Road will remain closed for this field season. There is no alternate route of vehicular access to the trailheads,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has told the Valley Voice.

The spokesperson said FLNRORD has not completed any work on the Idaho Lookout FSR since June of 2020 and the road remains barricaded and closed to the public.