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Claudia and Ben Herrera on their organic farm in the Creston Valley. (Submitted)

Flour mill supports food security in Creston Valley

‘Producers like us have created a self-sufficiency for our region’

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

Trail council agreed to exempt building permits for projects at the landfill and Columbia Pollution Control Centre. Photo: Sheri Regnier

City exempts building permits for pricey Kootenay Boundary projects

The City of Trail and Kootenay Boundary Regional District avoid new environmental hurdle

West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Nelson area sets yet another COVID-19 case record

Trail and Castlegar are also showing high numbers

West Kootenay areas continue to set high COVID-19 case numbers. Illustration: B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
Hume School in Nelson is one of several that have sent letters alerting parents to absenteeism potentially linked to COVID-19. Photo: Tyler Harper
A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook

Kootenay Boundary board tackles park rename, better internet and budgets

To register and for information on other town hall dates visit: rdkb.com. (Regional Government tab)

A look at the wetland complex area in King George park. Photo: Rossland Society for Environmental Action/Facebook
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital in Clearwater is one of several Interior Health care centres impacted by service reductions. File photo
The RDCK is investing in an inventory to help locals find regional food suppliers, which can be accessed in case of emergency. Photo: Mike Thomas

Inventory in West Kootenay to bolster food security plans

The inventory will help businesses find local suppliers

The RDCK is investing in an inventory to help locals find regional food suppliers, which can be accessed in case of emergency. Photo: Mike Thomas
Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson issued record number of building permits in 2021

Construction association concerned about increasing building costs

Construction continues on the 46-unit, five-storey building located on Victoria Street. The building is expected to be completed by August. Photo: Tyler Harper
Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)

Trina Hunt’s family angry and frustrated as her murder remains unsolved

It’s been one year since the Port Moody woman disappeared. Her body was found in Hope weeks later

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
New ECE seats opening at Selkirk College. Photo: Patrick Davies
The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash

Homeowner grants remain unchanged for West Kootenay

Assessment roll and jurisdiction numbers are needed to apply.

The best time to apply for the grant is in May after people have received both their BC Assessment notice and their municipal property tax notice. Photo: Unsplash
Photo: Black Press stock

Alberta man pleads guilty in 2016 Castlegar motel robbery case

Owner of Flamingo Motel was assaulted during the crime

Photo: Black Press stock
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Air Canada Express is flying Dash 8-Q400 aircraft out of the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Photo: Betsy Kline
Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay above normal

By January half of the snow pack has usually accumulated

Snow packs in East and West Kootenay are above normal. BC River Forecast Centre
Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)

GoFundMe started for East Kootenay’s New Year’s baby and family

Baby Lennon and her mom were recently flown to Kelowna so baby can be cared for in NICU

Pictured are Jo-Ann Pelletier and Billy Long, who welcomed their baby into the world six weeks early, on Jan. 1, 2022. (Submitted file)
KAR file
KAR file
On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)

Food-conditioned bears avoiding hibernation

But denning up for the winter is a vital skill critical for bruins’ survival, says WildSafeBC

On Dec. 29, 2021, Kimberley resident Loni Nicholson took to Facebook to report a black bear sighting outside of her home. Video footage this photo show the bear wandering around the front yard. (Loni Nicholson/Facebook file)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
Building spotted floating down the Fraser River past Maple Ridge. (Facebook/Special to The News)
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.
One of three snowcats brought in by Kimberley Alpine resort, just one of their creative solutions to help keep people skiing after a fire put their main chairlift out of commission. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Alpine Resort.