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CBT funds non-profit climate adaptation projects

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) is giving out almost $2 million in grants to 29 non-profit organizations for climate adaptation projects. CBT officials said its Non-profit SMART (Sustainable, Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience Transition) Grants aim to support projects that involve operational or infrastructure upgrades. This can include installing solar panels, heat...

Invermere teacher charged after inappropriate communication with a student

A teacher at Invermere's David Thompson Secondary School has been charged with several offences after engaging in inappropriate communication with a student. Columbia Valley RCMP officials said the investigation was launched in January, and the matter was forwarded for prosecution. On Tuesday, the BC Prosecution Service approved three charges against the...

Fernie begins 2024 budget talks

Fernie's city council will begin budget discussions this month. City officials said there will be a series of special budget meetings, a public open house and an input opportunity. The meetings will go ahead on Feb. 14, 21 and 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizen’s Drop-in Centre. Residents will also...

B.C. enacts restrictions in response to chronic wasting disease

In response to chronic wasting disease being spotted in the province, the B.C. government is implementing mandatory testing and restrictions on road-kill disposal. Officials said these restrictions are in place for the area where the first cases of the disease were discovered. CWD was first discovered in a pair of deer...

Cranbrook enacts spring load restrictions

The City of Cranbrook is placing seasonal load restrictions on its streets. City officials said this is meant to minimize damage from thawing winter frost. "Unless indicated otherwise, all streets within the City of Cranbrook are limited to 70% Legal Axle Loading, with some other local streets being reduced to 50%...

Fuel reduction work to go ahead near Kimberley

The Kimberley Fire Department will be conducting fuel reduction work this week. City officials said work will go ahead between Monday, February 12th, and Wednesday, February 14th, about one kilometre north of the Kimberley Riverside Campground. "Residents can expect lingering smoke that may last until the next snowfall," said City Staff....
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