Veteran journalist and acclaimed Ojibwe author Tanya Talaga will discuss the current state of Indigenous resurgence in Canada on March 4 as part of Selkirk College’s Truth & Justice Speaker Series.
Community buildings in the Columbia Basin will see upgrades this year as part of the Trust’s Energy Sustainability Grants program the Columbia Basin Trust said in a media release.
The CBT said nearly $634,000 will support 15 projects to increase energy efficiency and generate energy to reduce costs and improve sustainability in public buildings, including the Scouts Community Hall in Rossland, the Slocan Park Community Hall in the Slocan Valley, the Mount 7 Rec Plex in Golden and the Seniors Hall in Cranbrook.
Two teenagers who suffered stab wounds in a home invasion Sunday will likely be okay.
While they are understandably unprepared to speak to the media at this time, one of the girls' parents reached out to ease the minds of a concerned community, and says one of the teens has been released from hospital and is home recovering with her family, while the other is still being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at KBRH in Trail.
Their names will not be released at this time.
Interior Health said in a media release that the COVID-19 community cluster in Fernie has been contained.
Interior Health said the final tally had 97 cases connected to this cluster declared January 31, with all confirmed cases now recovered.
“Interior Health is thankful for the support of local physicians, health care staff, elected officials, community leaders and residents who pulled together to limit further COVID-19 exposures after the cluster was declared in late January,” the Interior Health release said.
Environmental concern from elements of city council was not enough to block approval of a temporary use permit for the construction of the latest ferry for Kootenay Lake.
Several councilors had major concerns about the location of the ferry build, increased traffic in the area and why the application for the temporary use permit came so late to council. The project location is on lands that are not zoned for the purpose of “ship building,” therefore, a temporary use permit (TUP) is required.
An upcoming virtual town hall will give people from across the Columbia Basin and beyond a chance to touch base with Canadian negotiators, Indigenous Nations, local government representatives and others involved in current efforts to modernize the Columbia River Treaty.
The event will take place on Feb. 24, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Pacific time). It is open to anyone interested in the Columbia River Treaty.
During this virtual session, negotiators and others will provide the latest updates about the treaty, after which there will be opportunities to ask questions.
While police don’t generally encourage the public to jump into the Thompson River this time of year, Kamloops RCMP members are pushing for one of their sergeants to get in there -- for a good cause, of course.
In support of the Special Olympics, Sgt. Brandon Buliziuk has pledged to plunge into the icy-cold river on March 7, if he reaches his $2,000 fundraising goal for the BC branch of the organization.
After 20 years of service, retiring Nelson Police Chief Constable Paul Burkart is going out in style.
The Chief Constable is being sent off into the frigid waters of Kootenay Lake from the end of the Hall Street dock as Burkart, takes the plunge to raise money for BC Special Olympics FreezinforaReason Campaign with the Cold in the Koots fundraiser.
The southbound lanes of the Coquihalla Highway, between Merritt and Hope, re-opened earlier this morning following a deadly crash late yesterday afternoon that prompted the overnight closure south of the City of Merritt.
The Rossland Arena Society said in a media release that supporters stepped up in a "huge" way this past weekend and rallied behind the rink’s Kraft Hockeyville 2021 nomination.
President of the Rossland Arena Society Ona Stanton said by 9 p.m. on Sunday February 14, deadline for entries, supporters submitted an amazing 611 heartwarming stories, photos and notes to the arena rally site and also doled out hundreds of emojis and a great many shares to Twitter.
“We are humbled by and grateful for the overwhelming support”, says Stanton.