Wildsight welcomes Elk Valley water pollution inquiry

Wildsight celebrates the announcement of an International Joint Commission (IJC) investigation into water pollution from British Columbia’s Elk Valley coal mines as the first step towards addressing a complex problem with transparency, trust and respect for Indigenous peoples. “For the communities that call the Kootenay/Kootenai watershed home, and the environments within it, this investigation could […]

Connect to your local lake: Join the 4th Annual National Lake Blitz

Lakes are integral to communities, providing essential resources and serving as recreational and cultural hubs. We live along their shores, explore their fresh waters and admire the diverse wildlife. Yet, increasing climate and other impacts highlight the need to monitor and protect these vital ecosystems.  This summer, Living Lakes Canada invites you to dive into […]

JA Company Program Spring Break Camp 2024, hosted by KAST

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) and JA British Columbia are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Spring Break Start-Up Camp. This free event is set to take place from March 18-22, offering an immersive experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to create their own start-up ventures and […]

Rossland Museum March Events

Royal BC Community Conversation: Rossland Location: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Date: Wednesday, March 6 Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Price: FREE The Royal BC Museum and the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre officially invite the community to join us for a Community Conversation on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 pm up at the Museum. Community conversations […]

Selkirk College Invites Community to Inform Future Strategy

Selkirk College is renewing its strategic plan, and asking for public input on how it can best meet regional labour market demands and educational aspirations. Since the mid-1960s, Selkirk College has been an essential economic and cultural driver that contributes more than $450 million annually to the West Kootenay and Boundary regions. It provides a […]

Non-profit organizations get climate-smart

Twenty-nine non-profit organizations in the Columbia Basin are undertaking projects to reduce their energy use, create fewer greenhouse gases and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The projects are being realized with support from Columbia Basin Trust. “Non-profit organizations hold important roles when it comes to well-being in the region, from serving vulnerable people […]

UPDATED: Cause of explosion at Selkirk College remains under investigation

Selkirk College said the incident Thursday afternoon at the Silver King Campus in Nelson was the result of two acetylene gas tanks exploding. “Just after 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 8, two acetylene gas tanks exploded outside the North Trades Building on the Silver King Campus in Nelson,” the media release said on the Selkirk […]

“Gold Mining to Gold Medals: A Century of Ski Racing in Rossland” at RMDC

Did you know that Rossland has sent more racers and coaches to provincial and national ski teams than any other ski club in Canada? How did our small town make this happen? Well, that’s what the newest exhibit by the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre is all about! Demonstrating its commitment to preserving the culture […]

Plant Operator Program Opens Door to Opportunity at Teck

Entry into an exciting and rewarding career in the industrial sector is only a short program away at Selkirk College. Teck Trail Operations is one of the world’s largest fully integrated zinc/lead smelting and refining complexes. To make it function on a daily basis, the intricate operation requires a community of dedicated employees with a […]

Kokanee Comeback: Insights from a Kootenay Angler, Biologist

Matt Neufeld said fishing on Kootenay Lake is both a pastime and a purpose. “Fishing off the neighbour’s dock for whitefish on the shores of Kootenay Lake was my first exposure to angling,” Neufeld explained. “I was around four years old. As a young adult, I spent much of my time in a tin boat […]