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by Castlegar Source on Thursday Jan 25 2018

Two related MVIs involving five vehicles closed Hwy 22 between Castlegar and Trail this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio. He said the call came in at roughly 7:19 a.m., and nine firefighters responded to an area near Pipeline Pitt Road (just north of Genelle).

The original crash involved three vehicles, he said, and BCAS was already on scene when CFD arrived.

"A one...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Jan 24 2018

Castlegar and Ootischenia fire departments responded to a single-vehicle rollover Tuesday, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 3:50 p.m., and crews, along with RCMP and BCAS, attended Hwy 3 about five kilometres west of the city, near Merry Creek Forest Service Road.

“The vehicle had rolled several times down a 50- or 60-foot embankment,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Getting to see your specialist for important health care in rural BC can be challenging, especially in the winter. Seeing your doctor through video conferencing can be the best option for many people.

Take expectant mom Natalie Santano, who used telehealth video conferencing technology to connect with her specialist in Nelson. “It obviously saved our family a huge amount of time, money...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

The worst is over, unless a person lives in the higher elevations, after Environment Canada ended its snowfall warning.

Drivers are advised to check DriveBC for any delays on Highways, especially the Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass — the latter experiencing delays Thursday morning as work crews deal with avalanche deposit removal.

Highway 3 at...

by CBT on Monday Jan 22 2018

From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.

These projects will make a difference in improving terrestrial and aquatic habitat, helping communities adapt to climate change,...

by Trail Champion on Saturday Jan 20 2018

Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.

He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.

He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.

The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.

"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.

"From an average of...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 17 2018

In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.

Imagine what an impact we could have...

by CBT on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Youth aged 14 to 18 from around the Columbia Basin are invited to apply to attend the Leadership Summit in Kimberley on May 4 to 6, 2018 where they will strengthen their abilities, learn about themselves and their communities, and have fun!

“An event like this is an exciting way to connect...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.

Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final...

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