ICBC headquarters to be transformed into hundreds of homes near transit

ICBC’s North Vancouver headquarters property will be transformed into hundreds of new homes for people, close to services, amenities, transit and the SeaBus. “Underused areas that are already well-connected to transit and close to services and amenities are the perfect places to build new homes,” said Premier David Eby. “That’s why we’re buying up land […]

UPDATE: RCMP confirm motorcycle rider no longer in critical condition

RCMP said Tuesday that the motorcycle rider who suffered serious injuries following an accident last week, north of Nelson is recovering in hospital. “We checked on the driver today and he is still receiving treatment in hospital but no longer considered to be in critical condition,” the RCMP emailed statement read. Nelson RCMP responded to […]

ICBC and police launch campaign to address increase in impaired related crashes

Over the summer months every year, impaired driving-related crashes where someone is injured or killed increase by 27% in B.C. The largest increase occurs in northern B.C. (up 63%) followed by the Southern Interior (up 53%), Vancouver Island (up 21%) and Lower Mainland (up 11%). This is why ICBC and police are launching a summer-long […]

BCHP investigate fatal Hwy 99 collision

On June 12, 2024, at approximately 6:15 a.m., BC Highway Patrol received a report of a serious collision on Highway 99 in the northbound lanes near the George Massey Tunnel in Delta, according to BCHP Cpl. Melissa Jongema. She said a motorcyclist ran into a car and the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway. The motorcyclist […]

B.C. takes action ahead of summer wildfire season

As B.C. transitions into warmer, drier summer months, the Province continues to take action to help keep people and communities safe from wildfires. This includes additional and faster support for people evacuated from their homes during an emergency. “The spring rains were very welcome and have helped with fire suppression in some parts of B.C., […]

Column: Undeniable economic case for climate action

Working to resolve the climate crisis is a tremendous economic opportunity. Even normally conservative organizations such as the International Monetary Fund agree that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Of course, the global consumer-based capitalist system encourages waste and destructive practices in the name of financial gain, so the necessary transformational change really requires a […]

MP Cannings speaks to capital gains taxes

Despite doing everything right, most Canadians are struggling —struggling to find a home they can afford and facing the rising costs of groceries and the price of gas at the pumps. All while massive wealth is accumulating in the hands of the very few.  I’ve talked in some of my columns about measures the NDP […]

Newsletter from MLA/Minister Katrine Conroy

Everyone in our community and in communities across B.C. should feel safe and welcome here. That’s why it’s been concerning to me and my government colleagues that throughout B.C. we’ve seen a rise in racist incidents. While we may not always see it or know about it, these types of incidents do happen in Kootenay […]

Local sounds to touring bands bring the variety to Kootenay Savings Music in the Park this year

The Trail & District Arts Council cannot wait to showcase a stunning array of local and touring artists this Summer in Gyro Park at Kootenay Savings Music in The Park. From 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm every Thursday from June 27 to August 15, there’s great live music for everyone, with two acts per night featuring […]

Fatal single-vehicle collision near Salmo

On June 8, 2024, at 10:40 p.m., frontline officers responded to a report of a single-vehicle motor vehicle collision near the bridge at Second Relief Road, near Salmo, according to RCMP Cpl. James Grandy. “Upon arrival, it appeared the driver had lost control of his vehicle, before colliding with the bridge’s barricades,” Grandy said.. “Sadly, […]

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