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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.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday May 05 2021

Similar to the rest of the province, cases of COVID-19 continue to decline in the Kootenay Boundary following the release Wednesday on the B.C. Centre of Disease Control website of the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Residence map.

Golden is now has the most reported COVID-19 cases for the region with 16 cases.

The Nelson area continues to show high numbers for the region with 15 in the period between April 25 – May 1, down from 19 the previous week.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 05 2021

The Trail and Greater District RCMP is warning the public about a new sextortion tactic being used to target youth.

Trail RCMP became aware that the new scam that involves a suspect placing an image of a young person's face over a video or photo so it appears that the youth is nude or engaging in sexual acts. The suspect threatens to send the images to the victim's family and friends if they don't send money or gift cards.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday May 05 2021
COVID-19 has impacted each of us in many ways. One of the areas that we are monitoring closely is mental health. Mental health affects all of us.

As we mark the 70th annual Mental Health Awareness Week I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize the toll that the ongoing pandemic is having on people’s feelings of stress, loneliness, and anxiety.

After one year into this challenging pandemic, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has reported about one in five Canadians is experiencing high levels of mental distress.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday May 05 2021

A suspected police impersonator is facing potential charges after an off-duty RCMP officer spotted him allegedly conducting what investigators believed to be a traffic stop according to Southeast District, according Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy


By Castlegar Source on Saturday May 01 2021
The human remains discovered in Hope on March 29, 2021 have been identified as those of Trina Hunt.  

Background: On March 29, 2021 at 10 a.m., human remains were found in the area south of Silver Creek in Hope, B.C. The circumstances were deemed suspicious and IHIT took conduct of the investigation. IHIT has been working with the B.C. Coroners Service to identify the human remains.