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October 2021
By Contributor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

During the month of October, ICBC and police are launching a pedestrian safety campaign to urge pedestrians and drivers to stay safe as crashes involving pedestrians nearly double at this time of year.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

To The Editor:

For many years and more so in recent months, the BC Truck Loggers Association has called for a collective vision for forestry in our province. Earlier this month, we renewed the call and asked the BC government to facilitate the way forward, as a matter of urgency.

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Oct 20 2021

A decision to log trees near part of the popular Apex Loop cross country skiing trail has the region’s Nordic ski club searching for answers for the coming season.

By Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Oct 19 2021

As of Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 89.2% (4,136,000) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83.5% (3,870,709) have received their second dose.

In addition, 89.7% (3,879,091) of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 84.2% (3,640,757) have received their second dose.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 18 2021

Several local youngersters won great prizes in the fall kids’ derby draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP). 

The youngsters submitted Rainbow or Bull trout heads that they caught on the main body of Kootenay Lake and were eligible to win Pelican Magna kayaks, Kokanee Mountain Zipline Tour packages, or fishing equipment. 

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Oct 18 2021

The first concrete girders that will support the bridge deck have been installed for the new Sheep Bridge on Highway 1 in the Kicking Horse Canyon as work continues improvements to the highway east of Golden.

Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, toured the project on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 18 2021

In its most recent update, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure said construction at both the Balfour and Kootenay Bay Terminals this summer has progressed significantly is on track to be completed by the end of 2021.

By Letters to the editor on Monday Oct 18 2021

To The Editor:

This past summer, hundreds of wildfires blazed around the world. Driven by extreme heat waves, these fires made one thing abundantly clear: the climate crisis is at our doorsteps and our politicians simply are not acting at the scale and pace we need.

By Lone Sheep Publishing on Friday Oct 15 2021

Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning Friday for Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

Environment Canada said snowfall total amounts of about 15 cm is expected.

“A Pacific frontal system is giving snow heavy at times to Kootenay Pass this morning,” Environment Canada said.

By Province of British Columbia on Thursday Oct 14 2021

Northern Health (NH) is introducing new public health orders covering most of the NH region to manage COVID-19 activity.

The Delta variant is leading to faster transmission and more severe outcomes for people in communities with lower vaccination rates, including younger people. Immunization remains the most effective prevention against COVID-19.