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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

As many as 1,000 people showed up to welcome the CP Holiday Train Tuesday afternoon, and to support Castlegar's Community Harvest Food Bank.

The event, which happens every other year, saw Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Band rock the crowd – and the crowd reciprocated, donating $4,289.90, a $25 gift card and roughly 700 pounds of non-perishable food items.

Not to be...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Investigators with the Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 3 near Midway, on Tuesday morning.

Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating the cause of a fatal accident Tuesday morning on Highway 3 near Midway.

In a medial release, Boundary RCMP received a report of a head-on collision at 7 a.m. on Highway 3...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Rossland Range Recreation Site: out with the old, in with the new – Friends of the Rossland Range (FORRS) have received permission from Justin Dexter, the Ministry of Forests District Recreation Officer, to replace the old, dirt-floored, packrat-infested Eagle’s Nest day-use hut with a new shelter. The current state of the old Eagle...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

A vehicular fire this morning just off Columbia Avenue on 12 Street caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:29 a.m., and eight fire fighters with two engines and a command vehicle arrived on scene to find a cube van engulfed in flames.

“One of the workers saw the fire and hit it with a 10-lb dry chemical...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

It’s a decision that no doubt will have ramifications for years to come.

Monday in Victoria, Premier John Horgan, flanked by BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, stood in front of all of BC to confirm it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam.

The reason: to...

by Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

To The Editor:

Nearly a quarter of a century ago the Harcourt NDP government ignored their own BC Energy Council consultants, when they, Marbek, found that province-wide energy conservation would create 24,050 Full Time Equivalent jobs over ten to twenty years. Fast forward to 2017 and Minister Mungall and Premier Horgan have chosen the needs and wants of an...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

One of the many happy tasks of a Member of Parliament is meeting up with constituents when they visit Ottawa.  Last Thursday I had the pleasure of inviting representatives of the Okanagan wine industry to lunch.  They and their legal team had just had a memorable morning intervening in an important Supreme Court action, known as the Comeau case.

Gerard Comeau was charged in 2012 with...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.

In January, Selkirk College is launching SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training, an exciting, innovative online course, developed collaboratively with...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

The Castlegar Bantam Highlanders travelled to Couer d'Alene, Idaho this past weekend and came home with the hardware, finishing first in the eight-team tournament.

Goalie Bryce Anderson had shut-outs in all three games of the Round Robin.

In the final game, Bently Orlaw scored with 41 seconds left in the third, to send the game to overtime. The game then went to a shoot-out,...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

In what some would consider a particularly repugnant new twist on email cons, perpetrators have escalated to threatening the lives of their intended victims.

A Salmo man recently received an email (rife with spelling and grammatical errors) indicating that the sender was a hitman who had been contracted to murder the email's recipient. The scammer then said he/she would consider...

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