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March 2019
By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 31 2019

ICBC premiums are rising! The corporation is losing billions, we have to get costs under control! Let's put out the ICBC dumpster fire by reducing what we pay out in claims, but assure crash victims that they will be properly taken care of.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 31 2019

With fire season underway, the Castlegar Fire Department is reminding residents that burning yard and garden waste is an absolute no-no - and could cost you big bucks. The following is a Facebook post CFD published detailing just how expensive it can be to violate burning rules within city limits:

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 31 2019

The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is expanding its services to help British Columbians who are injured in motor vehicle accidents to resolve injury claim disputes with ICBC and other insurers.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Mar 30 2019

In a media release Friday, the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development said effective Monday, April 1, 2019, the kokanee angling season on the upper west arm of Kootenay Lake will be reduced to four days in 2019.

The Ministry, adding the 2018 season was 28 days, said this measure is an effort to support long-term kokanee conservation.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 29 2019

Interior Health (IH) and the BC Coroners Service said in a media release Friday, the two organizations are urging anyone using or considering using drugs to take steps to prevent overdose in the wake of an increase in cartfentanil detections in the IH region in March 2019.

IH and BC Coroners Service said it is unclear which substances carfentanil has been detected in.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 28 2019

Castlegar police re-enacted their own version of Animal Farm this morning, as livestock concerns took the limelight in calls for response.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 28 2019

New information is surfacing about a fatal MVI  and fuel spill on Hwy 3 near Salmo last night.

RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services Sgt. Chad Badry said the vehicle involved was a B-Train fuel truck, meaning a tractor hauling two fuel tankers.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 28 2019

During the recent Regional District of Central Kootenay meeting, the board recognized many volunteer firefighters for during service award presentations.

From Chris MacBain in Ootischenia and Fred Schneider at North Shore, each with 35 years involved in keeping the regional safe to five with a decade of service, more than 15 firefighters were honoured.

The list includes:

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 28 2019

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is looking for people with experience in conserving and enhancing local fish and wildlife to join it’s 10-member Columbia Region Board, for a three-year term.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 28 2019

There's a new cable ferry is now in service on Kootenay Lake, connecting residents to the local ferry-dependent community of Harrop Procter.