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by Castlegar Source on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Investigators with the Trail and Greater District RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Hwy 22 near Genelle this past Tuesday.

On June 13 at 3:20 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP received a report of a head-on collision on Highway 22 near Genelle. Upon attending the location, investigators determined that a northbound 2010 grey Toyota Yaris...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Jun 17 2017

No one was injured in a structure fire in Montrose during the wee hours Saturday morning that saw 16 firefighters from Trail, Montrose and Fruitvale respond, according to Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Ryan Smyth.

The fire was called in at 3:13 a.m., and crews arrived at 3:25 a.m. to find a blaze in the attic of a single family home on Christie Road.

Smyth said the family was home at...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

The owner of Snowwater Heli Skiing says a driving course he’d like to build near his sub-alpine lodge in the Bonnington Traverse area will bring jobs and greater economic security for his business… but locals are panning the idea.

“When I got this proposal in my email, it was in April,” says KL Kivi, a member of the Blewett Conservation Society. “I thought it was an April Fools’ joke....

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jun 13 2017

Summer must be right around the corner as one of the cornerstones to the Nelson downtown during July and August is Artwalk.

This year opening night for 2017 ArtWalk is Friday, June 23 from 6-9 p.m. in the Nelson Downtown.

"It will be all about art on Friday, June 23rd whether its oil, acrylic, or water based -town will be alive with color and talent," said Stephanie Myers, 2017...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 12 2017

To The Editor:

Sometime in the next week or so, the BC School Sports Advisory Council has an opportunity to overturn a $200 fine. Why should they? The fine represents more than 20% of the Grand Forks Secondary School Senior Girls ‘A’ Soccer team’s less than $1000 budget.

It was a sad comedy of adult errors that lead to the $200 fine and...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Jun 12 2017

Editor's Note:  Last year, some of us were privileged to hear Sachi Komura Rummel, a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima nuclear bomb, speak about her experiences. In choosing an illustration for this column by our Member of Parliament, I could have chosen a splendid, colourful shot of an incandescent nuclear-bomb mushroom cloud towering over the earth, but ultimately decided that what we need...

by Southeast Fire Centre on Monday Jun 12 2017

Effective at noon (Pacific Time) on Thursday, June 15, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

Anyone conducting a Category 3 open fire anywhere in the Southeast Fire Centre must extinguish any such fire by noon on June 15. This prohibition will remain in place until...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 12 2017

It’s hard to explain to someone from a larger centre what grief looks like in a small town. A tragedy, in place like Castlegar, isn’t just a headline or a radio blurb about something bad happening to some random stranger. It’s not a situation where you can feel a heartbeat of sadness for someone you never knew, then dismiss it from your mind.

Both the blessing and the curse of living in...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 12 2017

As many as 400 people attended a peace and healing vigil at Millennium Park Sunday evening.

The event was held in the wake of the tragic and untimely deaths of Christine Archibald, Matt Beaudet , Nikki Hackett, Ryan Babakaioff, Brandon Adams Tasha Bates, Richard Askew, Christy Stroes, and Sydney Jensen.

It was also intended to support families struggling with life-threatening...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday Jun 11 2017

A peace and healing vigil is slated to begin at Millennium Park at 6 p.m. today (Sunday), with several local religious leaders scheduled to speak.

This, after the community was rocked by several heartbreaking losses: Chrissy Archibald, Matt Beaudet , Nikki Hackett, Ryan Babakaioff, Brandon Adams Tasha Bates, Richard Askew, Christy Stroes, and Sydney Jensen. Also, ‘Sid the Kid(ney)’,...

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