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Kaslo council on Jan. 10 dealt with FireSmart building construction. File photo

Kaslo council roundup: First wildfire development permit issued

All the news from the Jan. 10 council meeting

Kaslo council on Jan. 10 dealt with FireSmart building construction. File photo
The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Nelson office. File photo

RDCK’s wildfire area building regulation plan moves forward

There is mixed public support for the initiative

The Regional District of Central Kootenay’s Nelson office. File photo
A B.C. government snowpack monitoring station. Photo: Province of B.C.

January sees Kootenay mountain snowpack levels drop to below normal

This year’s average is well below the same time last year

A B.C. government snowpack monitoring station. Photo: Province of B.C.
A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

B.C. communities chase better strategies for living with bears and cougars

Human behaviour needs to shift for coexistence with wildlife, say specialists

A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
The old curling club building in the centre of Slocan is slated for demolition, to be replaced with an affordable housing development. Photo: Mark Page

Former Slocan curling rink to be torn down for affordable housing

Bidding for the development is expected to start soon

The old curling club building in the centre of Slocan is slated for demolition, to be replaced with an affordable housing development. Photo: Mark Page
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo

Kaslo council roundup: Kudos to local heroes

All the news from the Dec. 13 council meeting

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Kaslo. File photo

FireSmart program envisions water reservoirs surrounding Kaslo

Kaslo’s water system insufficient to combat forest fire within village limits

Kaslo. File photo
Antidote general manager Ian Carpendale, chief operating officer Stacy Johnston and CEO Shannon Ross pose at the open house for Antidote Processing in December 2022. Photo: John Boivin

West Kootenay cannabis producers hope new facility will solve industry troubles

Antidote Processing hopes to ship products this spring

Antidote general manager Ian Carpendale, chief operating officer Stacy Johnston and CEO Shannon Ross pose at the open house for Antidote Processing in December 2022. Photo: John Boivin
(Special to Langley Advance Times)

B.C. family shares agonizing wait for care as concern for child’s eyesight mounts

Lack of qualified technician, bureaucracy preventing necessary test from occurring

(Special to Langley Advance Times)
The Ruby Princess docked at the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Terminal on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)

Prince Rupert port set to ban cruise ships from dumping contaminated wastewater

Port of Vancouver adopted similar regulations last March

The Ruby Princess docked at the Prince Rupert Cruise Ship Terminal on May 17. (Melissa Ash/The Northern View)
Colorado Mammoth forward Brett McIntyre, front left, scores a goal against Buffalo Bandits goalie Matt Vinc, back, on June 11, 2022, in Denver. Injured players working in the US are typically eligible for workers’ compensation, but not in Canada. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pro athletes chasing workers’ compensation for their injuries

Canadian athletes not eligible if they’re injured in a game or practice, B.C. asked to change that

Colorado Mammoth forward Brett McIntyre, front left, scores a goal against Buffalo Bandits goalie Matt Vinc, back, on June 11, 2022, in Denver. Injured players working in the US are typically eligible for workers’ compensation, but not in Canada. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
A new Indigenous nursing program is being built at six B.C. universities. (File)

Master of Indigenous Nursing program coming to 6 B.C. universities

Program aims to empower Indigenous nurses to serve communities within their own knowledge systems

A new Indigenous nursing program is being built at six B.C. universities. (File)
Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Fishing for answers: who gets to fish for B.C. salmon in the future?

Canadian government has shut down about 60 per cent of B.C.’s commercial fisheries since 2021

Ralph Wolfe prepares fresh salmon for his family in Yakutat, Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
The Nelson Public Library’s chief librarian has told city council a budget increase and bigger facility are needed. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson Public Library says new facility needed in order to meet demand

Tracey Therrien has also requested a budget increase from the city

The Nelson Public Library’s chief librarian has told city council a budget increase and bigger facility are needed. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
A volunteer with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society works on a species inventory on City of Nelson land in the summer of 2021, with knotweed on the right and tansy in the centre of the photo. Photo: Submitted

New strategy developed for control of invasive weeds in RDCK

The Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society will manage the plan

A volunteer with the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society works on a species inventory on City of Nelson land in the summer of 2021, with knotweed on the right and tansy in the centre of the photo. Photo: Submitted
A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps

Kaslo man who allegedly tried to burn down business to receive addiction treatment, judge rules

Alejandro Calderon’s next trial appearance is January in Nelson

A Kaslo man is awaiting trial after allegedly trying to burn down this Home Hardware store. Photo: Google Maps
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
The Regional District of Central Kootenay board office in Nelson. File photo
This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted

Bear cub rescued in New Denver dies at animal shelter

It’s not clear how the cub died

This bear cub in New Denver died after it was relocated to a wildlife shelter in Smithers. Photo: Submitted
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
A young Krestova community member donates $5 for the purchase of land for a new regional park in her neighbourhood. Photo: John Boivin
The city has changed how it prioritizes snow removal. Photo: Tyler Harper

Sidewalks slip down the priority list in Nelson’s new city snow and ice policy

The policy won’t be changed again until next year

The city has changed how it prioritizes snow removal. Photo: Tyler Harper