WATCH: Kimberley news recap

A quick recap of the top news stories this week in Kimberley.

Translocation wraps up in Kimberley

The translocation of 50 mule deer in Kimberley is wrapping up after a successful week. The team of Wildlife Biologists, Veterinarians and staff from Vast Resources have been making their way through Kimberley neighbourhoods, relocating approximately ten deer per day to a remote location north of the Kootenay River and Canal Flats.

The deer have been processed, tagged, collared, and moved to their new home. The team will continue to monitor and track the health and locations of the deer over the next few months.

Kimberley RCMP nab nine impaired drivers in February

In February, Kimberley RCMP removed nine impaired drivers from the road. The local attachment says this is a significant increase compared to their typical numbers, although they did conduct more traffic stops than usual.

RDEK Pursuing grant funding for Emergency Operations

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) recently approved a grant application for $25,000 that will be earmarked for upgrades to their Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

The grant from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund can be used for equipment to help the EOC improve information technology, communications systems and generators, as well as training and exercises, and increasing capacity for public emergency systems and programs.

Council approves changes to Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program

Kimberley City Council has approved changes to the Energy Efficient Building Incentive Program, which offers rebates to new home builders on their building permits and incentivizes builders who wish to achieve higher energy efficiency in new home construction.

The current program offers a $500 discount on building permit fees. An additional rebate is granted once a level of efficiency is achieved post construction, based on the BC Energy Step Code.

Changes were made in order to reflect the success of the houses that are in the program so far that are exceeding their initial assessment. Houses receive a rebate based on a percentage, ranging from 10 per cent to 60 per cent, depending on the level of efficiency.

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Students give two thumbs up to no more B.C. student loan interest

Eliminating the loan interest charges could save the average graduate $2,300 over 10 years

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Experts urge caution after 10 human-triggered avalanches across B.C.

One man is still stuck after avalanche on south coast

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