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by Contributor on Sunday Oct 01 2017

To celebrate National Seniors Day, transit users 65 years of age or over will be able to ride the bus for free in the West Kootenay Transit System on Monday, October 2.

While National Seniors Day (October 1) falls on a Sunday this year, the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary,...

by Contributor on Friday Sep 29 2017

Interior Health (IH) said in a media release Friday the Authoity has enlisted the support of external security and privacy experts as it investigates information breaches involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees.

IH said the information was found in the possession of two separate individuals arrested by Lower Mainland RCMP on two separate occasions in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Sep 28 2017

Nelson Police said the driver was killed in a single-vehicle accident early Thursday (September 28) morning at the intersection of Highway 3A/6 and Government Road.

Nelson Police received the call at 1:10 a.m. of a report of an accident just east of Nelson on the edge of the city boundary.

Police said a black SUV was travelling...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

There was an impressive water rescue of an 18-year-old Castlegar woman from the Columbia River last night, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

Orr had nothing but praise for KBRFR (Trail Company) for helping a woman with potential mental health issues who waded into the water near the Trail boat dock and was swept away by the current.

“I don’t care what kind of boat you are...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

A 60-year-old Trail woman is facing a handful of charges after police executed a warrant at her Columbia Heights home, according to RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22 (Friday), the Trail and Greater District Crime Reduction Unit and the Kootenay Boundary Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant … and seized what are believed to be cocaine and fentanyl,”...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 27 2017

A 24-year-old man is facing numerous charges, including Assaulting a Police Officer, following an altercation with police last week Grand Forks RCMP said in a media release Tuesday.

The arrest was made after police responded to a report of a break and enter in progress to a residence in the 7500 block of 6th Street in Grand Forks Saturday at 9:15 a.m.

The incident occurred less...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Research efforts aimed at identifying bat species or individual populations that may be able to survive the arrival of deadly White-nose Syndrome (WNS) received a boost this week with the announcement of $100,000 (U.S.) in new funding for cross-border bat science.

WNS is a devastating fungal disease that has wiped out millions of bats in eastern North America,...

by John Boivin on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

The people who run sawmills and forestry operations in the BCs Southern Interior launched a charm offensive at the Regional District of Central Kootenay meeting last week.

The Interior Lumber Manufacturer’s Association gave a presentation on its operations and told directors they wanted to address people’s concerns about protecting local watersheds.

“Every ILMA member is...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

Last Friday, I tabled my Private Members Bill, C-363, in the House of Commons.  This bill would patch a large loophole in the Species at Risk Act, or SARA, that has allowed previous governments to wilfully ignore scientific advice as to which species need protection in Canada.

SARA is designed to be transparent and timely.  It is also politically flexible—governments can choose to list...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 26 2017

FortisBC announced Monday at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver that W.E. Graham Community Services in Slocan has been awarded funds as part of the 2017 Community Giving Program.

Slocan's W.E. Graham Community Services was one of the organizations to receive the $15,000 in funding to help advance the positive work they are doing in their communities, thanks to...

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