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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.

Accident East Almond Gardens Road

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.

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