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by CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

These projects will make a difference in improving terrestrial and aquatic habitat, helping communities adapt to climate change,...

by CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

These projects will make a difference in improving terrestrial and aquatic habitat, helping communities adapt to climate change,...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 22 2018

The Selkirk College Saints kept their first-place hopes alive with a pair of victories over southern rival Eastern Washington University in a home-and-home weekend series.

With the stretch drive to the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post-season now underway, the Saints covet home-ice advantage for the playoffs and currently sit four points behind first place...

by Castlegar Source on Monday Jan 22 2018

Castlegar RCMP are reminding people not to fall for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew. 

“On Jan. 22, a resident was scammed out of $1,200 when the ‘CRA representative’ stated that they would be arresting this person if the ‘debt’ was not paid ASAP,” Mathew said. “The victim was told to purchase $1,200 in STEAM Fast Cards (video game play), scratch...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 22 2018

Grand Forks RCMP are recommending charges after two males were arrested following theft of Canada Post mailboxes in Christina Lake police said a media release Monday.

Acting on a complaint from citizens of Christina Lake, Grand Forks RCMP responded to a theft in progress from some Canada Post mailboxes.

“While members were responding to Christina Lake they were able to intercept...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 20 2018

Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.

He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The New Year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future. My wife and I have been talking about pensions lately.  She’s debating whether to start her Canada Pension Plan payments. We were self-employed for much of our careers, so she doesn’t have a company pension to draw on, but we have tried to build up our RRSPs over the years.

Pensions are important to all of us. Canadian...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Interior Health is backtracking on its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC) a media release said Thursday.

IH said its delaying any formal changes pending additional recruitment efforts and further discussions on a long-term service model that will meet local health care needs — meaning the emergency department in New Denver will...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.

“Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, the Trail and Greater Regional Fire...

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