CBT: Residents getting set to direct the latest round of grants program

Columbia Basin residents are being asked to get ready for the ReDi program now as it prepares to kick into gear early in the new year. Grant applications will be accepted for Columbia Basin Trust Resident Directed grants (ReDi) on Jan. 3 — through the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) — in support of […]

Bridging Community Connections in Nelson: Human Rights and Harm Reduction

The will be a virtual regional learning event regarding the toxic drug crisis in the Kootenays on Tuesday, December 5th. The Bridging Community Connections in Nelson: Human Rights and Harm Reduction event is being held from 1-2:30 p.m. During the December 5th virtual event, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition will release a new report with […]

NPD asks for more officers to offset large overtime payout

The city’s police force is looking for an increase of two more constables, the same amount the service pays out for overtime because it is understaffed. Nelson Police Department (NPD) chief constable Donovan Fisher made the annual pre-budget ask for city’s police force, which amounted to two first class constables to add to the current […]

U-Pass system to be investigated for implementation for region’s students

The region’s transit providers might not be passing on the U-Pass system. Partners in the West Kootenay Transit System — which includes Nelson, Castlegar and the regional district — are considering implementing the U-Pass system, which gives post-secondary students unlimited access to transit for a heavily discounted rate. U-Pass BC — a program pass that […]

Taking it to the heat: Fire to Food project proposed for regional district

A pilot project to utilize biochar technology in a regional context and help the agricultural industry is being put forward by Wildsight. The Fire to Food project would be a circular economy pilot to produce biochar — a specific type of charcoal that is made by pyrolysis, which is when an organic matter like wood […]

Striving for Local Change Amid Global Climate Crisis

Taking action at the local level that contributes to knowledge and results through climate-focused projects is at the heart of the fourth annual TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that works to unite the planet in a proactive way. As part of a worldwide effort to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, this free event will […]

Proposed sale of Elk Valley coal mines raises environmental concerns — Wildsight

Wildsight said that Teck’s proposed sale of its Elk Valley coal mines to Glencore, a large mining company with a poor environmental record, has environmental advocates concerned that the water pollution disaster in the Elk and Kootenay Rivers could get even worse. In a media release, Wildsight, a non-profit organization based in the East Kootenay […]

Taking the Step: Move made toward zero carbon building code in Nelson

Nelson will be taking steps to make its way to the bottom next spring. As of May 1, 2024 the City will be implementing the B.C. Zero Carbon Step Code, the maximum annual amount of greenhouse gas emissions that each new building is allowed to emit. Adopting the BC Zero Carbon Step Code — and […]

Sights set on slashing cost of cannabis business licences in city

The City is moving to level the playing field for some Nelson businesses. A significant reduction will be coming to the business licence fee that cannabis retail operations pay to the City of Nelson, after a request from cannabis retailers was made in 2022 to reduce license fees for “retail: recreational cannabis” was given third […]

Youth Programs at the Rossland Museum

Programming Overview: Fall programming at the museum is on the go! Our youth programming here at the museum is guaranteed to not only be educational but also a whole lot of fun! Seriously, you won’t want to miss all of the exciting new things we’ve been cooking up for our programs AND the Discovery Zone. […]

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