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By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Apr 18 2021

The Christina Lake Fire/Rescue is getting an early start to the wildfire season after firefighters responded to two recent calls — the latest on Haagland road Friday.

Christina Lake Fire/Rescue said on its Facebook page firefighters work more than five hours to get the wildfire under control.

Christina Lake Fire/Rescue was assisted by Grand Forks Fire Rescue and BC Wildfire Services.

Earlier in April, Christina Lake Fire/Rescue crews were called to an unattended slash burning pile that extended to a nearby tree line.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Apr 15 2021


The Kootenay/Boundary region has seen another spike in new COVID-19 cases in the province the BC Centre of Disease Control data shows.

The BCCDC Geographic Distribution map show more than 100 new cases in the Boundary, and East and West Kootenay regions, with Windermere in the East Kootenay showing the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 34.

Cranbrook and Kimberley have 23 and 13 new cases, respectively, while Creston has 12 and Fernie eight.

In the West Kootenay, Nelson has 13 new COVID-19 cases while Trail has eight and Castlegar six.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 14 2021

To ensure learners receive the financial support required to continue studies through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government is providing increased emergency assistance to Selkirk College.

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Training announced additional emergency funding for all 25 public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Selkirk College will receive $175,000 in funding for 2021 to go along with the $159,500 provided in 2020.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia:

“Today, we are reporting 873 new cases, for a total of 113,702 cases in British Columbia. Due to a delay in the Public Health Reporting Data Warehouse (PHRDW) lab system, these numbers are preliminary and may be adjusted once confirmed with PHRDW data.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Supporters trying to save the last intact old growth forested valley on Vancouver island, the Fairy Creek Watershed, rallied in front of office in Castlegar of the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Katrine Conroy Saturday.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

Pushing burgeoning skills to the limits, students in Selkirk College’s Fine Woodworking Program had their design ingenuity and presentation abilities put to the test before an all-star industry panel of judges.

Based out of Nelson’s Silver King Campus, the nine-month program entered its final weeks with the fifth annual Student Design Competition that challenged teams of learners to come up with an original piece of sculptural furniture.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 12 2021

RCMP said in a media release Monday, that criminal charges have now been approved by the BC Prosecution Service against a Castlegar man accused of robbing a local convenience store Sunday evening.

RCMP said on April 11, 2021 shortly after 10 p.m., front line RCMP officers responded to a report of a robbery just committed at the 7-Eleven convenience store situated in the 1900-block of Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.

Police were told that that suspect, who had previously been identified as a shoplifter, re-entered the business after being told by staff he was not welcome.

By Province of British Columbia on Friday Apr 09 2021

Work to upgrade the Kootenay Lake Ferry terminals begins in the coming weeks, with improved amenities, more parking and better access for people who rely on the ferries.

Construction on the new electric-ready ferry for the crossing will begin this summer.

"The Kootenay Lake Ferry Service improvements are good news for users and will have a positive impact on all nearby communities," said Patrick Weiler, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country on behalf of Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 08 2021

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By Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

Since its launch in August 2020, the first ever Kootenay Pitch Competition has helped nine entrepreneurs and startups from across the Kootenay region become investor-ready and take their businesses to the next level.