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Plan ahead to stay safe this Easter long weekend

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

After months of tough winter driving conditions, many British Columbians are likely making their first road trip of the year this Easter weekend.

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) said in a media release, that every Easter long weekend, an average of four people are killed and 650 injured in 2,300 crashes in B.C.

In the Southern Interior 62 people are injured in 310 crashes.

Building Castlegar’s culture of entrepreneurship and innovation

Castlegar Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

A grassroots group of entrepreneurs and like-minded community individuals are working together to build an engaged network to support innovation and entrepreneurship in Castlegar and area. To kick this off, they are hosting a workshop with the goal of creating several working groups that will take on projects to achieve this goal and invite other entrepreneurs and wannabe innovators to join them.

Discover College Life at Experience Selkirk Day

Experience Selkirk Day is an annual event, where Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to come to Selkirk College and experience what it's like to be a college student for a day. Pre-register before May 4.

High school students in the region are invited to experience Selkirk College for a day at an annual event that serves up educational pathways with a taste of campus life.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Selkirk College on May 17 for Experience Selkirk Day which will feature workshops that help them explore college programs and define potential careers.

Editorial: Negative campaigning and being well-informed

Please vote!

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement, not based on stirred-up emotions.

Beasley Bluffs get trim from highway improvement

The dreaded Beasley Bluffs, 10 kilometers west of Nelson, is going to get shaved this spring and the material used at the overpass at South Slocan. — The Nelson Daily photo

Driving from the west on Highway 3A into Nelson is going to be a pain again this summer — but at least the road will be a little safer as a result.

Preparation work has already begun on the $5.7 million project to build an overpass at South Slocan to replace the aging bridge there. The project is going to have a side benefit- cleaning up a dangerous stretch of the highway just west of Taghum.

Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning

Before beginning to burn, first check with the local fire department, municipality and regional district to find out if any open burning restrictions or bylaws are in effect.

March may have been one of the wettest months on record, but that isn't stopping the Southeast Fire Centre from asking the public to exercise caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities this spring.                           

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

Fatality in connection with Warfield blaze

A local blaze may have claimed the life of a Warfield resident today, according to Fire Rescue acting Captain Rick Morris.

Morris said the call came in at 1:52 p.m. and fire crews arrived at 331 Murray Drive at 1:58 p.m.  They were able to knock the fire down, but an elderly male was found deceased at the scene. Morris was unwilling to speculate as to the man’s cause of death.

The cause of the fire itself is also still under investigation.

Four firefighters from Company 2 (Warfield) and 10 firefighters from Company 4 (Trail) attended.

Provincial Election: The Writs are Issued

Provincial Election: The Writs are Issued

VICTORIA– The writs have been issued for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election.

“Eligible voters can vote from now until the polls close on General Voting Day,” said Keith Archer, Chief Electoral Officer. “B.C. has the most accessible voting system in Canada, and we encourage all eligible voters to cast a ballot.”

COLUMN: The moral way to distribute social wealth -- Part One

COLUMN: The moral way to distribute social wealth -- Part One

Capitalists,Liberals, Nationalists, Intellectuals

News about money

We have been treated to the spectacle this month of a half-dozen Bombardier executives planning to split 32 million dollars among themselves as bonuses, at the same time as the corporation has announced it is about to lay off 14, 000 workers worldwide.

It was also announced that the world will officially have its first trillionaire this year. No doubt we already do, we just don’t have his name.

Salmo Valley Trail Expansion Project to Start

Construction is expected to commence by May 1st and continue until the Fall of 2017.

The Village of Salmo is pleased to announce that it has received $56,000 from the BC Rural Dividend Program for a trail expansion project throughout the Salmo Valley.

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