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By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

A local woman sustained burns Friday morning after a blaze in South Castlegar Friday morning, according to Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

“CFD attended a structure fire in the 3400 block of 8 Avenue Friday morning,” he said, adding the call came in at 11:17 a.m. “CFD arrived and established command on scene at 11:25 a.m. with Engine 1 and Command 1.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

The early morning hours of May 20 saw fire crews respond to two apparently suspicious fires in a four-plex in Trail.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Greg Ferraby said the call came in at 2:39 a.m., and crews arrived on scene at 2:43 a.m.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday May 20 2019

Something happened at the most recent Castlegar City Council meeting that has me very, very upset.

A member of the public attended and waited hours for Question Period, at which time she came forward asking for some assurance that the potholes on Columbia Avenue would be fixed soon.

By Trail Champion on Monday May 20 2019

Big White Resort may soon be boasting a non-medicinal cannabis store in the near future, according to a press release issued last week by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) regarding their April 24 regular meeting.

“The Board supported the application by Monashee Mountain Cannabis for a proposed non-medical cannabis retail store at Big White Resort,” the release read.

By Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

BullyingCanada is seeking volunteers across the country to help offer our services to the many bullied youth throughout Canada. BullyingCanada receives, on average, more than a thousand requests a day and in order to reach kids where they are—on their smartphones without actually being on the phone—BullyingCanada

By Contributor on Monday May 20 2019

Health Canada has approved Canadian Blood Services’ request to reduce the blood donation waiting period for men who have sex with men from one year to three months.

The change will take effect across the country on June 3, 2019. Canadian Blood Services and Héma-Québec, Québec’s blood operator, will make the change at the same time.

By aeon on Monday May 20 2019

By Daniel Callcut, for Aeon

Imagine you work at a latex glove factory. One night, you type ‘latex’ into Google: you’re searching for competitors’ products, but you find other things too. Some of what you find turns you on. But some of it you wish you could unsee: prior to the search, it was morally unthinkable. 

By Sara Golling on Monday May 20 2019

Readers may well wonder about the “danger” mentioned in this headline.  The value of climate change adaptation is obvious to the well-informed: it will help willing residents and their communities better survive the extremes that climate change is bringing.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday May 19 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club have added a pair of members to their hockey staff, bringing on Jeff Urekar as the team’s Assistant General Manager while Sean Murray joins the organization as the team’s goaltending coach. 

By Contributor on Sunday May 19 2019

From Sunday, May 5 to Wednesday, May 8, a group of 27 Grade 11 and 12 students from Stanley Humphries travelled to Vancouver to experience the opportunity to not only see the work environments, but also connect with industry professionals, learning firsthand about the what it is like to work in BC’s growing technology industry.