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by City of Trail on Wednesday May 24 2017

In a Closed Meeting held on May 23, Trail City Council discussed the legal implications associated with the recently announced sale of the Waneta Dam by Teck Resources Limited to Fortis Inc.  Council also took the opportunity to review the City’s involvement when Teck sold one-third of its interest in the Dam to BC Hydro in 2009/10 and if the same issues are relevant today.

In response...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday May 24 2017

A shed fire downtown drew a massive response from the Castlegar Fire Department Tuesday night, as it was reported during department training exercises.

“The call came in at 8:50 p.m. to respond to a structure fire in the 700 Block of 10 Avenue,” said Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. “Because we were training, we had trucks out and about already, so we were there right away.”

Engine One...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 24 2017

The West Kootenay Boundary regions dodged the rath of Mother Nature as Environment Canada cancelled the Special weather statements for the area Wednesday afternoon.

Updated: Weather Statement ends for Kootenay Lake, continues for Highway 3

The Special weather statement for Kootenay Lake has been cancelled by Environment Canada.

However, the weather...

by John Boivin on Tuesday May 23 2017

Residents of a tiny community on the outskirts of New Denver may soon be off their 13-year-old boil water advisory.

But it may cost them their independence.

The directors of the Regional District of the Central Kootenay passed a motion at their May meeting to support the Village of New Denver’s application for grant money for capital upgrades to the Denver Siding water system....

by Contributor on Tuesday May 23 2017

Castlegar and District Community Services Society invites you to the Clothesline Project, recognizing the issue of violence against woman and all other kinds of violence during the Victims and Survivors of Crime Week.

It’s an opportunity to support and have dialogue about this important issue which could impact anyone.

We can help prevent violence and break the cycle of abuse by...

by CBT on Tuesday May 23 2017

The first intake of Columbia Basin Trust’s new Energy Retrofit Program is now open. The Trust announced the new program in March with a $2-million commitment to help provide energy conservation upgrades for affordable housing in the Basin.

The Energy Retrofit Program will enable non-profit organizations that operate affordable housing units to pay for retrofits with Trust-funded grants...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday May 22 2017

FortisBC is advising City of Nelson residents that Kootenay Lake levels are expected to reach 1752 feet by the end of May and that depending on weather conditions, levels could reach a height of 1754 feet.

The information, coming after BC Hydro...

by Contributor on Monday May 22 2017

DriveBC is the Coquihalla Highway 5 between Hope and Merritt has opened in both directions Tuesday morning following an incident involving a burning semi-trailer truck carrying dangerous goods.

A hazmat team spent most of the night cleaning the spill.

MOTI reports Coquihalla near Merritt closed in both directions

The Ministry of Transportation and...

by Rossland Telegraph on Friday May 19 2017

Health Canada has announced that a company, Garnoff Botanicals, is voluntarily recalling unauthorized kratom products as they may pose serious health risks.

Haven't heard of kratom?  Don't feel bad -- you're not alone.  Kratom is the plant pictured above, or products derived from it.  What health risks does it pose?  Health Canada did  not specify the risks of the particular products...

by Trail Champion on Thursday May 18 2017

The Trail and Greater RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in looking for anyone who

witnessed a Seadoo accident in the Columbia river in Trail on May 9 at approximately 6 p.m.

Three males were on a Seadoo at this time in the river near the Sunningdale / Gyro Park area. An incident occurred causing all three males to be be thrown into the water.

Two males were rescued...

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