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Hunting regulations changed in Kootenay region

The B.C. government has made some changes to the province's hunting regulations including a couple in the Kootenay region. Provincial officials say the changes will improve wildlife stewardship and habitat conservation and support reconciliation efforts. The first change for the Kootenays is a close on the Passmore mountain goat limited entry hunting. According...

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer says smallpox vaccine can work on monkeypox 

Fewer than a couple of dozen suspected Canadian cases of monkeypox are currently being investigated at the national microbiology laboratory.  Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the cases are mainly in Quebec. A couple of contacts were followed up in British Columbia as well, but those were determined...

Kootenay Lake residents warned of flood risk

Property owners along Kootenay Lake are being warned to prepare for flooding late this month or in early June. FortisBC and the Regional District of Central Kootenay say that due to above normal snowpack and delayed melt, there is an increased flood risk if temperatures rise substantially. As of May 19,...

Creston Valley COVID cases decrease

The Creston Valley saw a sharp decrease in new COVID cases, according to the latest figures from the BC Centre for Disease Control. They recorded at least six new cases between May 8 and 14, which does not include people who self-test. That was down from 14 the previous week. Across the...

Government eliminating B.C.’s largest fossil-fuel subsidy

The provincial government is introducing a new oil and gas royalty system which will eliminate the Deep Well Royalty Program, B.C.'s largest fossil-fuel subsidy. Provincial officials say it will also get rid of other outdated and inefficient programs, such as the Marginal Well, Ultramarginal Well, Low Productivity Well Rate Reduction...

Province increasing EV charger rebates

The B.C. government is planning to add 810 new electric vehicle charging stations across the province by offering higher rebates. For a limited time, funding will cover as much as 75 per cent of eligible purchase and installation costs for EV charging stations. Previously only 50 per cent coverage was available. "With electric vehicles representing...
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