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B.C. forests minister Katrine Conroy is leading an overhaul of the B.C.’s Crown forest management. Photo: Hansard TV

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy leading forest legislation overhaul

Conroy was appointed forestr minister less than a year ago

Pictured is the Bill Nye Mountain Fire during the 2021 wildfire season. The area surrounding the fire is now closed to motor vehicle access until further notice. Many backroads in the Thompson Okanagan region are also closed to motor vehicle access. (Corey Bullock file)

New backcountry road closures in Okanagan, Kootenays aim to aid wildlife recovery

15 new motor-vehicle closures have been put in place by the province of B.C.

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)

Chilliwack MLA Kelli Paddon reads powerful words from bullied 11-year-old in BC Legislature

“They said because I am black, I should go kill myself,” Eevah Macdonald wrote

Left to right, Chilliwack-Kent MLA Kelli Paddon, Eevah Macdonald, and Vancouver-Kensington MLA Mable Elmore inside the Legislature in Victoria on Oct. 21, 2021. (Submitted)
Tammy McLean

Library Corner: Books of My Life with Tammy McLean

If you would like to contribute to Books of My Life, contact the Rossland Public Library

Tammy McLean
The Town of Creston will require its employees to be double vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 4. Other local municipalities are still thinking about it. Photo: Greg Nesteroff

West Kootenay municipalities mull mandatory employee vaccinations

Nelson, Trail, Rossland, and RDCK still deciding whether to follow lead of Creston, Vancouver

The Town of Creston will require its employees to be double vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 4. Other local municipalities are still thinking about it. Photo: Greg Nesteroff
Petro Canada Warfield

Cryptocurrency option offered at Warfield gas station

HoneyBadger Inc. has more than 160 Bitcoin ATMs in businesses across Canada

Petro Canada Warfield
Trail police warn the public about thieves targeting vehicles, yards, and businesses. The RCMP remind locals to secure items and lock vehicles, residences, garages, and properties. Photo: Unsplash

Truck stolen in Warfield

Latest briefs from the Trail RCMP

Trail police warn the public about thieves targeting vehicles, yards, and businesses. The RCMP remind locals to secure items and lock vehicles, residences, garages, and properties. Photo: Unsplash
Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)

Greater Victoria MLA Adam Olsen reveals past drug use in an attempt to end stigma

MLA for Saanich North and the Islands talks about cocaine, other substance use in his 20s

Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands, speaks about drug use during a speech in the legislature. (Government of British Columbia)
A picture of Kaden Madge, 17, who was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Missing teen thought to be in Castlegar found safe and sound

Kaden Madge, 17, was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19

A picture of Kaden Madge, 17, who was last seen on Tuesday, Oct. 19. (Contributed)
Photo: Trail Times

Breaking: Trail RCMP looking for two suspects involved in an alleged theft and assault

“Incidents like this can go sideways suddenly and without warning,” cautions Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Photo: Trail Times
BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.
From left to right: Officials Cathy Finley (Fields Forward Director), Danny Turner (Fields Forward Board Chair), Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Elizabeth Quinn (Fields Forward Executive Director) cut the ribbon to the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre on Oct. 15. (Submitted)

Regional food hub officially opens in Creston

Farmers and producers across the Columbia Basin will start using the facility this week

From left to right: Officials Cathy Finley (Fields Forward Director), Danny Turner (Fields Forward Board Chair), Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Elizabeth Quinn (Fields Forward Executive Director) cut the ribbon to the Kootenay Farms Regional Food Hub and Innovation Centre on Oct. 15. (Submitted)
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press
The Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press
Midtown Mixed Use Development project is moving along as part of Rossland’s 2021 Corporate Management Work Plan. (Jim Bailey photo)

Management work plan accessible to residents

Q3 report updates city projects, planning, financials, and development from July 1 to Sept. 30

Midtown Mixed Use Development project is moving along as part of Rossland’s 2021 Corporate Management Work Plan. (Jim Bailey photo)
Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)

B.C. man accused of selling fake ownership in world-renowned Sooke Harbour House

Timothy Durkin faces B.C. Securities Commission in November

Timothy Durkin is pictured in a photograph filed in Federal Court. The B.C. Securities Commission claims the Sooke man defrauded an investor out of $1 million. (Federal Court)
Rossland to share bylaw officer with Warfield.

Rossland, Warfield collaborate on bylaw enforcement

Council agreed to join forces with Warfield and provide general bylaw enforcement-related services

Rossland to share bylaw officer with Warfield.
Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper
Kootenay Lake Hospital staff stand with some of the thank you cards they received on Thanksgiving. The cards have provided a boost in morale at the Nelson hospital. Photo: Tyler Harper
Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted

Greater Trail riders mount up for new Mountain Trail Course

Trail Horsemen Society and Back Country Horsemen celebrate opening of Mountain Trail Course

Members can practice their back country riding at the Trail Horsemen Grounds new Mountain Trail Course. Photo: submitted
The former home of Pacific Insight, west of Nelson, has been listed for sale for $5.5 million. File photo

Former Pacific Insight building listed for sale

The 67,000-square foot facility has been mostly vacant for more than two years.

The former home of Pacific Insight, west of Nelson, has been listed for sale for $5.5 million. File photo