Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey

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Our first year of the Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey was a great success with participation from over 50 citizen scientists! Over 14,000 individual birds were counted during the spring migration surveys and over 40,000 individual birds were counted during the fall migration surveys! 43 high school students participated in fall migration surveys and 133 elementary students participated in outdoor birding field trips.  Thank you to all the committed and hard-working volunteers!

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CITY ENTERS INTO PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLUMBIA BASIN ALLIANCE FOR LITERACY

TMTVNEWS.COM, TRAIL, BC– The City of Trail is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), the region’s not-for-profit literacy organization, to provide free how-to classes for the City’s online payment system for utility bill payments, property taxes, Home Owners Grant claims and online (electronic) bill notifications.  The free classes, to be held in January and February at Selkirk College and City Hall, will be based on the City’s How-to videos currently available on the City’s website and YouTube channel.  CBAL will guide participants through a step-by-step process on how to use the online payment system.

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Civic Centre Complex Planning

Building upon the work that the City completed last fall and the direction in the Recreation Master Plan, 2016 will see a year of planning for the future

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TMTVNEWS.COM, Nelson BC Canada  Last fall the City made strategic investments in the 80-year-old Civic Arena to allow it to remain open and to protect this critical recreation asset while the City and RDCK determine how it will best meet the needs of recreation users into the future.

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High avalanche hazard in the Kootenay & South Columbia Region of BC

TMTVNEWS.COM – A warm, wet and windy storm forecast for Thursday will cause the Avalanche Danger to rise in southeast BC throughout the day. Loading from rain and snow will add stress to a touchy layer buried deep in the snowpack.

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Recent storm loading promoted explosive and human-triggered storm slab activity to size 2.5 on a variety of aspects in higher elevation terrain. In some cases, avalanches were triggered within the storm snow and then stepped down to the early January surface hoar layer. With forecast snow and wind, storm instabilities are expected to continue. Continued loading will also add mass and sensitivity to the deeper early January persistent weak layer. As the overlying slab gets thicker, avalanches at this interface will become larger and more destructive.

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