Kootenays

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September weather yields first ‘average’ month of 2021 in West Kootenay

After months of drought and heat followed by a rainy August, September had normal weather

 

Michael McIsaac would have celebrated his 32nd birthday on Sept. 24. Photo: Submitted

Driver sentenced to 3 years in prison for death of West Kootenay man

“It is still hard to believe he is gone,” says Michael McIsaac’s mom, Sonia McIsaac.

 

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Apply for energy savers before West Kootenay winter rolls in

Income-qualified support programs help ease winter heating bills

 

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash

No horsin’ around, Trail police called to resolve manure spat

The argument between neighbours happened at a rural property in Rossland on Sunday

Police were called to the scene of alleged horse manure flinging in Rossland on Sunday. Photo: Vincent Botta/Unsplash
The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper

Ghost tales: The storied history of Kootenay Lake’s most famous home

Lost Souls of Lakewood explores the history of Nelson’s Blaylock Mansion

The Blaylock Mansion, a.k.a. Lakewood, was built in the 1930s for Cominco boss Selwyn Blaylock. Now a bed and breakfast, it’s probably the most famous home in West Kootenay. Photo: Tyler Harper
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Restrictions eased for Interior businesses following vax card program

Liquor service again allowed after 10 p.m. in the Central Okanagan

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.

Think On These Things: Gain That is Loss

‘The only remedy for the sins and sorrows of men is Christ.’

  • Sep 12, 2021
“Think on These Things” is a column written by retired Creston Pastor Ian Cotton.
The Creston and District Community Complex. (File photo)

RDCK makes changes to recreation fees, passes

Admission costs have increased, except for children and seniors

The Creston and District Community Complex. (File photo)
Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

Interior Health to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics in schools throughout region

The clinics will be for returning students, staff and teachers

Interior Health announced it will partner with school districts in the region to host vaccination clinics for students, teachers and staff. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash

Letter: Lack of ICBC road test times is unfair to new drivers

” … this has been an ongoing issue for over a year,” writes Michelle Tanguay.

  • Sep 2, 2021
“Kootenay youth will wait months for a booking … and drive upwards of 600km round trip to the nearest available ICBC road test,” writes Michelle Tanguay. Photo: Austin Neill on Unsplash
Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit

Kootenay kids 12 and under can soon board public transit for free

NextGen Transit now operates more than 40 BC Transit vehicles from Golden to Rock Creek

Starting Sept. 1, children aged 12 and under can board BC Transit free of charge. Photo: BC Transit
Robin Goldsbury is running for the Liberals in Kootenay-Columbia.

Liberal candidate Robin Goldsbury campaigns in Cranbrook ahead of federal election

Goldsbury is in the running for MP of Kootenay-Columbia

Robin Goldsbury is running for the Liberals in Kootenay-Columbia.
Georgia Mates, prepares a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ahead of a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. Ottawa is requiring that federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Interior Health records 376 new cases of COVID-19

There are now 2,446 active cases in the region overall

Georgia Mates, prepares a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine ahead of a drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., Friday, Jul. 2, 2021. Ottawa is requiring that federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
After 20 years of paddling at Christina Lake, the Robusters have found a place to house their dragon boat with help from many supporters across their Kootenay communities. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Robusters find a den for their dragon boat

Kootenay Robusters began in 2001, the brainchild of a Trail nurse and breast cancer survivor.

After 20 years of paddling at Christina Lake, the Robusters have found a place to house their dragon boat with help from many supporters across their Kootenay communities. Photo: Submitted
Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)

Angel Flights has inaugural Golden flight

Kat and Siyam are the first to fly out of Golden using Angel Flights

Kat, Siyam and pilot Brent Bidson in front of Bidson’s Cessna that took the trio to Golden and Kelowna and back in one day for Siyam’s treatment. (Photo submitted)
Rana Nelson is the Green Party candidate for the Kootenay-Columbia region. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Rana Nelson will be Kootenay-Columbia’s Green candidate

If an federal election is called you will see her name on the ballot

Rana Nelson is the Green Party candidate for the Kootenay-Columbia region. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)

Public information session scheduled for Boswell residents affected by wildfire

The meeting will be on Friday, July 30 at Boswell Community Hall

The Akokli Creek wildfire on July 21. (Photo by BC Wildfire Service)
Modified response fires are monitored daily either by remote camera or fly-overs by experienced officers. Photo: Max Kukurudziak/Unsplash

Southeast Fire Centre keeping an eye on modified response fires

There were 69 fires active in southeast B.C. at press time on Wednesday

Modified response fires are monitored daily either by remote camera or fly-overs by experienced officers. Photo: Max Kukurudziak/Unsplash
A severe thunderstorm warning is called for the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, July 7. Photo: Johannes Plenio/Unsplash

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for West Kootenay

Environment Canada issued the alert on Wednesday morning

A severe thunderstorm warning is called for the late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday, July 7. Photo: Johannes Plenio/Unsplash
A cougar, or cougars, went on a killing rampage at a small Fruitvale farm. Photo: Thomas S. on Unsplash

Cougar euthanized after taking out small animal farm in Fruitvale

Wildlife interactions, poachers or polluters should be reported to RAPP at 1.877.952.7277

A cougar, or cougars, went on a killing rampage at a small Fruitvale farm. Photo: Thomas S. on Unsplash