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Castlegar RCMP were made aware of a protest planned for Saturday, June 12, 2021. Protestors gathered outside the Castlegar RCMP Detachment and Castlegar City Hall building in protest of old growth logging in BC.

The Selkirk College Board of Governors has begun the process of finding a new president and is seeking community input on what traits will be most important in guiding regional post-secondary into the future.

Last week Copcan hit a major milestone: all new water mains have been installed! Thank you to everyone who did their part on Tuesday to reduce water use for the last major water tie-in.

Interior Health immunization clinics across the region are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations.

Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Regional News

Eugene Volokhov of Balfour is one happy fisherman.

The Balfour resident recently was announced by the West Arm Outdoors Club and B.C. Wildlife Federation as the winner of the grand prize draw of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

Southeast District Major Crime investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in their ongoing investigation into the discovery of deceased woman in Naramata on Wednesday June 9, 2021. 

The deceased has now been positively i.dentified as 57-year-old Kathleen Richardson from Naramata

ICBC will issue a second COVID-19 rebate in recognition of lower claims costs due to fewer crashes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been clear that any pandemic-related savings against ICBC's bottom line will benefit customers," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Friday in a government media release.

"The good news is that ICBC is in a strong...

While hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline in BC, the Grand Forks region saw a spike in cases between May 30 and June 5  according to the BC Centre of Disease Control Graphic Distribution map of the province.

Grand Forks topped the Kootenay Boundary region with 11 new COVID-19 cases.

Cranbrook was next with eight new COVID-19 cases with Creston and Windermere...