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November 2020
By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

The BC Coroners Service has published updated reports on illicit drug toxicity deaths and fentanyl-detected drug deaths to Oct. 31, 2020, with 162 illicit drug toxicity deaths reported in October.

The latest data equate to five people per day losing their lives to illicit drug overdoses.

By City of Trail on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

Let’s fill the map with your outdoor holiday light displays! Send in your photo, address, and a short description of your light display to

By BC Hydro on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

A new BC Hydro report finds British Columbians are keeping the holiday spirit alive at home amidst COVID-19 by adding brighter, more elaborate lighting displays and decorations this year.

By Castlegar Source on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced Monday that Special Prosecutor Peter Wilson QC has declined to approve any further charges arising from investigations into the conduct of individuals associated with the community of Bountiful, a community near Creston, B.C.

This decision brings the matter to a close and concludes the involvement of the Special Prosecutor.

By Katrine Conroy on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

Katrine Conroy was sworn into the Legislature virtually Monday as the newly re-elected BC New Democrat MLA for Kootenay West following an historic election.  


By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is aligning the Province’s measures under the Emergency Program Act (EPA) with the provincial health officer’s (PHO) guidance that masks must be worn in indoor public places. 

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Nov 25 2020

On Nov. 19, additional charges were sworn in relation to a 2019 fatal crash that took place on March 17, 2019, near the Waneta Dam, according to West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry.

By David Suzuki on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Recently I’ve been thinking about what a low-carbon life might actually look like. 

We would drive and fly less and mostly cycle, walk and ride transit. We’d eat less meat and more plant-based foods. We’d heat our energy-efficient homes with electricity or geothermal and get power from the wind and sun. 

It might also be a life that puts greater emphasis on friendship. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Tuesday for Highway 3 Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

By The Conversation on Tuesday Nov 24 2020

Ottawa’s latest climate plan bets on expensive and unproven carbon capture technologies  

By Burgess Langshaw Power, from The Conversation