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March 2023
By DriveSmartBC on Monday Mar 27 2023

I learned this week that Canadians are considered to rank 42nd out of 50 countries based on how good they are to drive in. This disappointed me until I sat back and thought about it a bit. Based on a bit of self examination and what I see happen around me when I drive I think that I have to say that we are not serious about road safety.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 27 2023

Don’t put away those winter tires just yet in the Kootenay/Boundary region of BC.

Even though it’s officially spring, winter tires or chains are still required on designated highways through March 31. For highways located through mountain passes and/or high snowfall areas, the requirements extend until April 30.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is saddened to share news of the passing of Princeton Posse assistant coach Morton Johnston, who perished in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 27 2023

On Tuesday, March 28, Kootenay author Terry Nelson will join Neighbours United at their new office in Castlegar at 1104 3rd St, V1N 1Z9 from 6pm - 8pm to discuss his latest book, Big Trees of the Inland Temperate Forests of British Columbia. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. 

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By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Mar 27 2023

The West Kootenay region is lagging behind much of the province when it comes to snowpack and sits lower at this time of the year than it normally does.

The Ministry of Forests Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin (March) has the West Kootenay pegged at 90 per cent of normal, below the average of 94 per cent from across the province.

By Katrine Conroy on Friday Mar 24 2023

Dear Community Member, Neighbour and Friends,

By Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

The Province is renewing and expanding its commitment to make B.C. parks more inclusive and accessible with the release of the BC Parks Commitment to Inclusion.

The commitment comes with additional funding to upgrade park facilities to accessible standards, so that more people can experience the benefits of being in nature.

By Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

Part Two


Summary introduction from part one:

I began with an opinion and a lament: my dream of a better human world as I recall my optimism in 1970 was proven false in the succeeding decades.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Wednesday Mar 22 2023

RCMP said police have identified the driver that left the scene of an accident Tuesday, March 21, 2023, near the intersection of Highway 3A and 6 near Playmor.

RCMP had requested public assistance following the accident after the driver of the Grey or Silver ½ ton GMC pickup left the scene of the accident that involved three vehicles.

By Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Tuesday Mar 21 2023

Nelson Police said Tuesday that the department is stepping up investigations following the recent postponement of the “Drag Storytime Children’s Program” at the Nelson Library on Saturday March 11th, 2023.