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February 2023
By Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday Feb 25 2023

Be prepared for another blast of winter.

Environment Canada issued a Snowfall Warning for most of BC, including the West Kootenay/Boundary region Saturday.

Environment Canada said the Snowfall Warning is for this weekend, with the threat of 15 to 25 cm of snow expected beginning Saturday afternoon and into Sunday.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Friday Feb 24 2023

For those looking for a little relief from the regional district over inflation and rising costs, think again, the municipal body is proposing up to a 12 per cent increase in taxes for this year.

By David Suzuki on Wednesday Feb 22 2023

On February 3, a 150-car

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

With demand for transit service in the region beginning to rise in the post-pandemic period, five critical fixes are being proposed by BC Transit for the West Kootenay service.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

More than 350,000 families in B.C. will get their second BC Family Benefit boost to help with the cost of living, starting immediately.

“Global inflation continues to squeeze household budgets, and paying for essentials like groceries and gas is hard on many families right now,” said Katrine Conroy, Minister of Finance.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

Nearly $500,000 will be landing in the lap of regional district fire services as the province looks to bolster firefighting response in the West Kootenay.

The province’s Emergency Management and Climate Readiness ministry will be handing the Regional District of Central Kootenay $480,000 “to bolster firefighting response to make people and communities safer.”

By Contributor on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

B.C.’s bats, including the well-known Little Brown Bat, are threatened by a fungal disease headed towards the province from Alberta and Washington State.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Feb 21 2023

On Feb. 17, at 15:18 p.m., Frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP and Integrated Road Safety Unit officers responded to a report of a single motor vehicle roll over near the intersection of Murphy Creek Forest Service Road and Hwy 3B in Rossland.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Feb 20 2023

BC Highway Patrol said in a media release that a routine patrol stop near Trail saw the seizure of weapons and drugs from an uninsured vehicle.

BC Highway Patrol said on the evening of Thursday, February 9, 2023, an officer from BC Highway Patrol Nelson Police Dog Services was on routine patrol on Highway 3B in Trail.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Feb 20 2023

John Boivin is the Local Journalism Reporter for the Valley Voice

Interior Health and BC’s ambulance service say they are reviewing an incident where a Nakusp man died late last month on the doorstep of Arrow Lakes Hospital.