Local Journalism Initiative

The Regional District of Central Kootenay has agreed to help a couple remove their home from a slide zone in the Slocan Valley. Photo: Connor Trembley
The Regional District of Central Kootenay has agreed to help a couple remove their home from a slide zone in the Slocan Valley. Photo: Connor Trembley
Indigenous families are grossly overrepresented in birth alerts in B.C. Photo of reporter Anna McKenzie and her daughter taken by Captured Memories Photography.
Bayleigh Marelj, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. ministry warned birth alerts ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ months before banning them

Indigenous families are grossly overrepresented in birth alerts in B.C.

Indigenous families are grossly overrepresented in birth alerts in B.C. Photo of reporter Anna McKenzie and her daughter taken by Captured Memories Photography.
Bayleigh Marelj, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson. File photo

RDCK roundup: Planning for 2021

The last board meeting of the year was preoccupied with the coming year

The Regional District of Central Kootenay office in Nelson. File photo
Kaslo Village Hall. File photo

Kaslo council roundup: Renewable energy, tree planting, rise in sewer bill

All the news from the village council’s Dec. 8 meeting

Kaslo Village Hall. File photo
Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates

Feedback shows wide range of concerns about Zincton ski resort proposal

The resort is planned to be built between New Denver and Kaslo

Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates
Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates

Feedback shows wide range of concerns about Zincton ski resort proposal

The resort is planned to be built between New Denver and Kaslo

Zincton Mountain Resort would be built along the slopes of Whitewater Mountain near New Denver. Photo: Brent Harley and Associates
One of the people behind a planned ski resort has pitched the plan to Kaslo council. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Zincton proponent reaches out to Kaslo council

David Harley described it as a ‘good neighbour’ visit

One of the people behind a planned ski resort has pitched the plan to Kaslo council. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
In October the board approved an extension to its moratorium on adding new water systems to its portfolio, at least until the end of February. File photo

RDCK extends moratorium on water system takeovers

People hoping to have the RDCK take over their water systems will have to wait a little longer

In October the board approved an extension to its moratorium on adding new water systems to its portfolio, at least until the end of February. File photo
The change essentially means the RDCK staff will bill each system by the hour for work done on that system. It’s part of the regional district’s long-term goal of making water system users cover the actual costs of maintaining their system. File photo

Some water users face cost increases as RDCK changes billing formula

The district wants water system users to cover the actual costs of maintaining their system

The change essentially means the RDCK staff will bill each system by the hour for work done on that system. It’s part of the regional district’s long-term goal of making water system users cover the actual costs of maintaining their system. File photo
The former South Slocan schoolhouse, built in 1929 and seen here in 2000, will be torn down next year. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

Old South Slocan schoolhouse slated for demolition

The 91-year-old schoolhouse will be taken down next year

The former South Slocan schoolhouse, built in 1929 and seen here in 2000, will be torn down next year. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Kaslo City Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper

Kaslo council roundup: Youth delegate approved, COVID cash tops up village coffers

All the news from the village council’s Nov. 24 meeting

Kaslo City Hall. Photo: Tyler Harper
Cannabis growers in the Slocan Valley are forming a co-op with plans to build a processing facility. Photo: Community Futures Central Kootenay

Processing co-op planned for Slocan Valley cannabis growers

Nearly 50 growers are banding together

Cannabis growers in the Slocan Valley are forming a co-op with plans to build a processing facility. Photo: Community Futures Central Kootenay
Slocan Valley communities struggling with the need for high-speed internet should consider Kaslo’s model, according to the Kaslo infoNet Society. Photo: Black Press

Follow Kaslo’s lead for fibre service, says proponent

Tim Ryan of Kaslo infoNet Society says bringing high-speed internet to rural homes is possible

Slocan Valley communities struggling with the need for high-speed internet should consider Kaslo’s model, according to the Kaslo infoNet Society. Photo: Black Press
Communities like Nakusp are grappling with the challenge of hooking high-speed internet up at individual homes. File photo

‘Last mile’ debate a Gordian knot in Slocan Valley’s fibre-optic cable plans

How do you bring high-speed internet not just to communities, but individual homes?

Communities like Nakusp are grappling with the challenge of hooking high-speed internet up at individual homes. File photo
Tenants are hoping to apply for a $1-million grant to upgrade Kaslo’s Kemball Memorial Centre. Photo: Google

Kaslo council hears last-minute pitch for Kemball Memorial Centre grant

Tenants want to turn the building into a business and tech hub

Tenants are hoping to apply for a $1-million grant to upgrade Kaslo’s Kemball Memorial Centre. Photo: Google
A UBC study says community forest organizations need more funding to prepare for wildfires. Photo: Phil McLachlan

Support for community forests seen as key to wildfire prevention efforts

A new report calls for more funding, resources

A UBC study says community forest organizations need more funding to prepare for wildfires. Photo: Phil McLachlan
The RDCK is upgrading air systems at 17 fire halls. File photo

RDCK spends on upgrades to fire halls in area

Seventeen fire stations are receiving new air systems

The RDCK is upgrading air systems at 17 fire halls. File photo
Gibson Lake is seen here near Kokanee Glacier Park. A local group has cleared a trail into the park. Photo: Sandy Leonard

Road access to parks worries local Kootenay volunteer group

The Friends of West Kootenay Parks Society has opened a trail to Kokanee Glacier Park

Gibson Lake is seen here near Kokanee Glacier Park. A local group has cleared a trail into the park. Photo: Sandy Leonard
A West Kootenay medical transport company says it can provide the same service as Interior Health for much cheaper. Photo: Interior Medical Transport

New Kootenay service aims to cut cost of medical transportation

Interior Medical Transport says it can save Interior Health on expensive trips

A West Kootenay medical transport company says it can provide the same service as Interior Health for much cheaper. Photo: Interior Medical Transport
A plan to bring high speed internet to the Slocan Valley has been delayed three years. Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View

Delivery of fibre-optic service for Slocan Valley pushed back three years

Silverton mayor calls news ‘frustrating’

A plan to bring high speed internet to the Slocan Valley has been delayed three years. Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View