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by Contributor on Friday Mar 13 2015

This letter is in response to Jean H. Broeckx letter: What is the Delay in Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting of Waylon Edey.

Let me first say that your letter was well written and I am by no means refuting any of your thoughts or questions. However, I am going to explain to you and all the readers why you haven’t heard from us, his family.

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 05 2015

Trustees and district staff have been working on the 2015/16 school year budget since January.  On Feb.

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 04 2015

Ed. Note: To read the answers offered by the Independent Investigations Office regarding many of the questions posed below, click here).

by Contributor on Monday Mar 02 2015

Ed. Note: The Source only heard of Krystal yesterday when she messaged me (the editor) on Facebook about her endeavours. As I see our role as sharing unique success stories and neat Castlegar-based efforts, I was only too happy to share Krystal's message.

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Friday Feb 27 2015

There has been a great deal in the news over the past few weeks about C-51, the government’s news Anti-Terrorism Act.  It is another one in a series of omnibus bills and contains 62 pages covering everything from expanding the mandate of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) to allowing police to seize terrorist propaganda while making it easier to share information between governme

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Tuesday Feb 24 2015

As many may already be aware, the Kootenays have a combination of geology and gas permeable soils that make homes and workplaces susceptible to high concentrations of radioactive radon.  It surprised me to learn that the radiation from radioactive radon gas found in homes and workplaces is estimated to cause 16 percent of the lung cancer cases across Canada resulting in more than 300 deaths per

by Alex Atamanenko MP on Wednesday Feb 04 2015

NDP leader Tom Mulcair has recently launched a plan for affordable childcare in Canada.  It is no secret that Quebec has the most affordable childcare in the country, and Tom, as a former Quebec cabinet minister, witnessed the success affordable childcare played in helping families and boosting the economy of the province.  His plan would build on the Quebec model to bring quality, accessible c

by Kyra Hoggan on Sunday Feb 01 2015

Ninety-nine per cent of the time, I’m incredibly proud of the Source, including our interactions on social media. We’ve used Facebook and Twitter to disseminate important public information, to reunite lost pets with their people, even to help find a missing child.

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 06 2015

Dear Editor,

I’m writing this because I am just livid.
My neighbour is 70 years old. She has suffered a stroke, has had two heart attacks, and multiple surgeries on her pancreas. She is not in good health, to say the least. Doesn't stop her though, she was out shoveling snow yesterday!

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 24 2014

Santa Claus is on the hot seat, literally, after receiving some gentle criticism from local fire officials.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue deputy chief Dan Derby said they felt a warning was due, given an incident last year involving a singed beard, soot stains, and a not-fully-extinguished fireplace.