Local Journalism Initiative

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo

Kaslo council roundup: SS Moyie repairs explained

All the news from the July 14th meeting

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kootenay Lake and Slocan Lake are being surveyed by Living Lakes Canada for changes to shoreline habitats and human development. Photo: Jim Bailey

Major survey of shorelines about to begin on Kootenay, Slocan lakes

Living Lakes Canada is studying shoreline habitats and human development

Kootenay Lake and Slocan Lake are being surveyed by Living Lakes Canada for changes to shoreline habitats and human development. Photo: Jim Bailey
Anderson Creek in Nelson has been given a severe drought designation. Photo: Renee Harper

Drought level designation added to a Nelson water source by province

The Anderson Creek reporting station showed just 10 per cent of its median flow

Anderson Creek in Nelson has been given a severe drought designation. Photo: Renee Harper
Corky Evans was the MLA for Nelson-Creston from 1991 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009. He’s thrilled by a provincial change to allow more secondary housing on agricultural land reserves. File photo

ALR housing rule changes delight landowners, confound administrators

Farmers can have both a principal residence and small secondary residence on property

Corky Evans was the MLA for Nelson-Creston from 1991 to 2001 and from 2005 to 2009. He’s thrilled by a provincial change to allow more secondary housing on agricultural land reserves. File photo
View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier

Canada given top marks for Columbia River Treaty public engagement

Eight American organizations are praising Canadian efforts

View of the Columbia River shoreline in Trail. Photo: Jessee Regnier
A new report shows Nelson has major gaps in childcare services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson lagging in childcare, employment and affordable shelter: report

Together Nelson has released its latest findings

A new report shows Nelson has major gaps in childcare services. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A new report shows Nelson’s poverty rate is much higher than the provincial and national averages. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson’s poverty rate nearly double provincial average: report

Reducing higher than average poverty in Nelson focus of new action plan

A new report shows Nelson’s poverty rate is much higher than the provincial and national averages. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo

Kaslo council roundup: Baseball club makes pitch for more improvements

All the news from the Village’s June 22 meeting

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
The RDCK office in Nelson. File photo

RDCK Roundup: Helicopter noise complaint forwarded to MPs

All the news from the regional district’s June 17 meeting

The RDCK office in Nelson. File photo
A teacher is concerned by potential cuts at J.V. Humphries School in Kaslo. Photo: School District 8

Concerns about high school staffing raised at Kaslo PAC

A teacher is concerned about potential cuts at J.V. Humphries

A teacher is concerned by potential cuts at J.V. Humphries School in Kaslo. Photo: School District 8
A proposed backcountry ski and hiking operation near Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park was criticized by Regional District of Central Kootenay directors. File photo

Proposed backcountry ski, hiking operation near Kokanee Glacier Park panned

Fresh Adventures wants a 30-year tenure south of the provincial park

A proposed backcountry ski and hiking operation near Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park was criticized by Regional District of Central Kootenay directors. File photo
Abby and Steve Hardy are turning their Appledale-area property into a tiny-home community that offers a better work-life balance for modern-day knowledge workers. Photo: John Boivin

New Slocan Valley developments see future in tiny homes, communal living

A couple is building a 37-acre development between Winlaw and Slocan City

Abby and Steve Hardy are turning their Appledale-area property into a tiny-home community that offers a better work-life balance for modern-day knowledge workers. Photo: John Boivin
A fully loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo

Defendants appeal Lemon Creek fuel spill class action decision

The lawsuit stems from the July 2013 spill of 35,000 litres of jet fuel into Lemon Creek

A fully loaded fuel truck slipped off a forest service road and landed in Lemon Creek in July 2013. File photo
Crews with the $3.5-million provincially funded Marine Debris Removal Initiative remove discarded and lost gear from B.C.’s central coast in the summer of 2020. (Photo supplied by Simon Agar)

Coastal Cleanup stages sequel of bid to rid B.C. coast of garbage

West Coast cleanup nets over 200 tonnes of marine debris

Crews with the $3.5-million provincially funded Marine Debris Removal Initiative remove discarded and lost gear from B.C.’s central coast in the summer of 2020. (Photo supplied by Simon Agar)
A Kaslo daycare is hoping to raise money for an expansion. Photo: Sandy Millar/Unsplash

Kaslo daycare raising funds, moving ahead with expansion plans

Periwinkle Daycare wants more capacity

A Kaslo daycare is hoping to raise money for an expansion. Photo: Sandy Millar/Unsplash
Charlie Thompson speaks during a June 7 gathering at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Like many former students of the school, Thompson wants recognition of the children buried in the site, and answers as to why they never came home. (Eric Plummer/Ha-Shilth-Sa photo)

Work begins on researching unmarked burials at Alberni residential school site

Funding needed, but tips, ideas and a desire to do something strong

Charlie Thompson speaks during a June 7 gathering at the former site of the Alberni Indian Residential School. Like many former students of the school, Thompson wants recognition of the children buried in the site, and answers as to why they never came home. (Eric Plummer/Ha-Shilth-Sa photo)
Krestova appears to be on the hook for expensive upgrades to its water system. File photo

Krestova water users face big bill for system upgrades

Nearly $4 million is needed for the work

Krestova appears to be on the hook for expensive upgrades to its water system. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo

Kaslo council, June 8: Land acknowledgement opens council meeting

Kaslo council hasn’t previously used the acknowledgement

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Slocan River tubing. A resident wants to keep motorized boats off the river. Photo: Jennifer Small

Should motorboats be banned on the Slocan River? This woman says yes

Judy McMahon is concerned by rising tourism

Slocan River tubing. A resident wants to keep motorized boats off the river. Photo: Jennifer Small
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)

Tk’emlups preparing for archaeological work at B.C. residential school site where remains found

The 215 graves are, to the band’s knowledge, undocumented deaths for which it is still collecting records

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc reserve. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)