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An outline of the 134 acres the RDCK plans to purchase for parkland. Map: RDCK

RDCK to purchase land in Krestova for regional park

Community fundraising is needed to complete purchase

An outline of the 134 acres the RDCK plans to purchase for parkland. Map: RDCK
David Eby takes a selfie with two supporters during a campaign event in Nelson on Saturday. Eby is one of two NDP candidates running to replace John Horgan as the party’s leader and B.C.’s premier. Photo: Tyler Harper

At campaign stop in Nelson, David Eby says all-party committee should implement changes to Police Act

Eby spoke about law enforcement and forestry on Saturday during a tour in the Kootenays

David Eby takes a selfie with two supporters during a campaign event in Nelson on Saturday. Eby is one of two NDP candidates running to replace John Horgan as the party’s leader and B.C.’s premier. Photo: Tyler Harper
COVID-19 cases have prompted Interior Health to restrict visitors from the third floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
COVID-19 cases have prompted Interior Health to restrict visitors from the third floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Seven Summits: Creating Adventures In Learning

Seven Summits is inviting new students to apply for its Scholar Awards for the 2022-23 school year

  • Aug 19, 2022
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The site of the TEETH clinic on Front Street in Nelson is still boarded up following a fire in February. Photo: Tyler Harper

Man accused of Nelson dental clinic arson has died

Nicholas Ardito was to appear in Nelson court on Aug. 16

The site of the TEETH clinic on Front Street in Nelson is still boarded up following a fire in February. Photo: Tyler Harper
Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz

‘Let’s get moving,’ for memorial fundraiser at hospital in Trail

Operation Owatz back for a second year; goal is to raise $30,000 to support KBRH ambulatory care

Operation Owatz is rallying the community to get moving and raise funds for ambulatory care at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Photo: Operation Owatz
The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo

Second death in COVID outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

The outbreak has now been declared over by Interior Health

The COVID-19 outbreak at Talarico Place has been declared over. File photo
The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service

West Kootenay wildfire update: Briggs Creek, Mulvey Creek and Wren Creek fires

There are 13 wildfires in the West Kootenay, most of them small or under control

The Briggs Creek wildfire near Kaslo. Photo: BC Wildfire Service
The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation

How a meaningful stained glass window in the Trail hospital came to be

The window was created by Gavin Holland in 2010, a stained glass artist based in Nelson.

The stained glass window is in a room on the third floor of KBRH. Photo: KBRH Health Foundation
Kaslo council re-inserted itself into the vaccine mandate debate on July 26. File photo
Kaslo council re-inserted itself into the vaccine mandate debate on July 26. File photo
The Filipino language Tagalog is the mother tongue of a growing population of residents in Nelson. Those include (L-R) Arcel Mapa, his children Symon and Sydelle and wife Juliet Mapa, along with Themis Silva and Jecelyn Calvo. The Mapas and Silva co-own KC Restaurant in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Tagalog and Punjabi are Nelson’s fastest growing languages

New data from Statistics Canada shows how residents are communicating

The Filipino language Tagalog is the mother tongue of a growing population of residents in Nelson. Those include (L-R) Arcel Mapa, his children Symon and Sydelle and wife Juliet Mapa, along with Themis Silva and Jecelyn Calvo. The Mapas and Silva co-own KC Restaurant in Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper
A new RDCK taxation bylaw affects Balfour, Harrop, and Procter on Kootenay Lake. File photo

Electors approve rural Area E recreation tax

Until now, recreation has been funded by grants, not taxes

A new RDCK taxation bylaw affects Balfour, Harrop, and Procter on Kootenay Lake. File photo
Kaslo council has written to MLA Brittny Anderson asking for her assistance in getting more long term beds. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Stats show Kaslo deserves more long-term care beds

The census data shows that Kaslo’s demographics are aging fast and growing in number

  • Aug 17, 2022
Kaslo council has written to MLA Brittny Anderson asking for her assistance in getting more long term beds. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Grand Forks police responded quickly to a report of a robbery and make a quick arrest Monday evening.

Quick response by Mounties lead to an arrest in double robbery

Grand Forks police responded quickly to a report of a robbery and…

  • Aug 17, 2022
Grand Forks police responded quickly to a report of a robbery and make a quick arrest Monday evening.
A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk caribou maternity pen. Photo: Arrow Lakes Caribou Society

Caribou mothers and calves released from West Kootenay maternity pen

Seven females and six calves were in a maternity pen near Nakusp

  • Aug 17, 2022
A caribou calf explores the snow pile in the Central Selkirk caribou maternity pen. Photo: Arrow Lakes Caribou Society
Price inflation, in-migration, conversions to short-term rentals and an aging population have all contributed to a slowly growing housing crisis in the RDCK. File photo

RDCK moves to take action on affordable housing crisis

Consultant to begin developing concrete actions to create more housing

  • Aug 16, 2022
Price inflation, in-migration, conversions to short-term rentals and an aging population have all contributed to a slowly growing housing crisis in the RDCK. File photo
Christina Benty is the former mayor of Golden and now heads up her own business, using her experience to help other local governments work together efficiently. Photo: Submitted

Thinking of running for municipal office? Ask yourself these questions

Workshop for prospective candidates runs Aug. 24 in Castlegar

  • Aug 16, 2022
Christina Benty is the former mayor of Golden and now heads up her own business, using her experience to help other local governments work together efficiently. Photo: Submitted
The Slocan Bluffs wildfire on Saturday. Photo: Judith Fearing
The Slocan Bluffs wildfire on Saturday. Photo: Judith Fearing
One of the work parties that helped removed 1,500 metres of wire fencing from the Pend D’Oreille Valley this year. of Photo: TWA

West Kootenay seniors do the hard work to restore habitat

Barbed wire fencing has impeded wildlife movement through the Pend d’Oreille Valley corridor

One of the work parties that helped removed 1,500 metres of wire fencing from the Pend D’Oreille Valley this year. of Photo: TWA
A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo

One death in COVID-19 outbreak at Castlegar’s Talarico Place

There have been 34 resident cases at the long-term care home

A COVID-19 outbreak was declared at Talarico Place on Aug. 1. File photo