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House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings

House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings

From the Hill: Richard Cannings MP South Okanagan-West Kootenay

  • Jun 3, 2020
House of Commons to have virtual and in-person sittings
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Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.

Angler incentive project launched on Kootenay Lake

Anglers are encouraged to keep their catch on Kootenay Lake and enter a chance to win big prizes

Starting June 1, Anglers can win big prizes by harvesting rainbow and bull trout on Kootenay Lake in an effort to revive kokanee population. Jim Bailey photo.
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Severe storm warning remains in effect for the Kootenays

Two special weather statements have been issued for the West Kootenay

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Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement Thursday afternoon.

Powerful thunderstorms called for the West Kootenay this weekend
Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare. (B.C. government)

B.C. Minister reflects on Child Care Month

Minister Katrine Conroy is MLA for Kootenay West

  • May 28, 2020
Children and Family Development Minister Katrine Conroy visits a daycare. (B.C. government)
Valhalla Provincial Park stretches from the far shore of Slocan Lake in British Columbia, to the mountains. Valhalla Provincial Park was created in 1983 after eight years of hard-won battle by the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). VWS went on to successfully spearhead campaigns for the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Goat Range Provincial Park, and the Spirit Bear Conservancies on Princess Royal Island. The charitable organization also played one of the key roles in the protection of South Moresby National Park Reserve. Its Endangered Wilderness Map of 1988 initiated the movement to double BC’s park system to 12 per cent of the province. VWS has led park campaigns that now protect over 560,000 hectares. The work resulted in numerous national and international conservation awards received by Chairperson Colleen McCrory. (Valhalla Wilderness Society Facebook page)

West Kootenay jogger barely escapes bruin attack

Man spends two hours up in tree, bear not located

  • May 27, 2020
Valhalla Provincial Park stretches from the far shore of Slocan Lake in British Columbia, to the mountains. Valhalla Provincial Park was created in 1983 after eight years of hard-won battle by the Valhalla Wilderness Society (VWS). VWS went on to successfully spearhead campaigns for the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, Goat Range Provincial Park, and the Spirit Bear Conservancies on Princess Royal Island. The charitable organization also played one of the key roles in the protection of South Moresby National Park Reserve. Its Endangered Wilderness Map of 1988 initiated the movement to double BC’s park system to 12 per cent of the province. VWS has led park campaigns that now protect over 560,000 hectares. The work resulted in numerous national and international conservation awards received by Chairperson Colleen McCrory. (Valhalla Wilderness Society Facebook page)
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Pandemic will bring long-lasting changes to Canada

Column by Richard Cannings, South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP

  • May 26, 2020
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Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019

Explore these Castlegar-area dams

11 dams are located within a 55-kilometre drive

  • May 1, 2020
Photo from Destination Castlegar Official Visitor Guide 2019
Photo provided by Trail Tourism Guide 2019

From skywalk to skatepark, discover Trail, BC

10 unique ways to experience this Kootenay community

  • May 1, 2020
Photo provided by Trail Tourism Guide 2019
Why Rossland was made for summer

Why Rossland was made for summer

Biking, hiking, heritage explorations and more – it’s all here!

Why Rossland was made for summer
(Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)

A spark of hope on Earth Day’s golden anniversary

Laura Sacks and Judy O’Leary lead the Nelson–West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

(Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)
FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos

West Kootenay drivers asked to stop blocking FortisBC access roads

People looking for ways to access shorelines may be putting public safety at risk.

FortisBC operates several dams on the Kootenay River. File photos
(Photo by Thabang Mokoena on Unsplash)

Kootenay Savings donates $50,000 to local food banks

” … it is our responsibility to step-up … to ensure all our communities continue to thrive.”

(Photo by Thabang Mokoena on Unsplash)
Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted

UPDATE: West Kootenay residents stranded in Peru seek a way home

Two West Kootenay residents are being evacuated by the federal government, others are still waiting

Laurel Conley (left) of Nelson and Veronica Holman from the East Shore are stuck in Peru in the midst of the pandemic. They went to learn about the culture and language of the Indigenous people. “The Amazon is an incredible place full of knowledge and biodiversity,” Conley says. “We have many beloved friends here.” Photo submitted
The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection

Kootenay, the post offices and ships

Place Names: CPR sternwheeler and two navy destroyers took the name Kootenay

The SS Kootenay is seen at Arrowhead, ca. 1905-10. It was one of at least three ships to be named Kootenay. Greg Nesteroff collection
34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)

34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)

Place Names: No consensus existed in the 19th century on how to write the name of our region

34 ways to spell Kootenay (or is it Kootenai?)
This painting from Stephanie Kellett is part of the After Eden exhibit opening at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.                                 (Image submitted)

Two new exhibitions opening at Kootenay Gallery of Art

2020 exhibition season at Castlegar’s gallery begins with After Eden and Anima

  • Feb 28, 2020
This painting from Stephanie Kellett is part of the After Eden exhibit opening at the Kootenay Gallery of Art.                                 (Image submitted)
RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding

RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding

Cost for sewer treatment plant modernization rises to $63M

RDKB submits second request for treatment plant funding
(Guy Bertrand photo)

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  • Feb 12, 2020
(Guy Bertrand photo)