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B.C. plants its 10-billionth tree

B.C. is celebrating the 10-billionth tree planted since reforestation programs began in 1930, with two billion of those trees planted in the past seven years. “Throughout the province, people are seeing the impacts of climate change on our forests,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forests. “To support healthy forests for people and communities, we are […]

Fruitvale families supported by new child care spaces

Families in Fruitvale are benefiting from a new child care centre with 37 new spaces, allowing parents to pursue work, school and other opportunities. “The Province is focused on providing Fruitvale families with access to affordable, quality, inclusive child care,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “Improving access to child care spaces gives kids […]

Southeast RCMP seeking witnesses in suspected abduction/killing

On April 14, during the process of investigating an allegation of an abduction from the Lumby area, the North Okanagan RCMP located a deceased female in a rural location, according to Staff Sgt. Jason Smart, NCO i/c of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit. A male believed to be involved in this death was arrested […]

Selkirk College Presents Renowned Environmental Activist Tzeporah Berman

From behind the bullhorn at one of Canada’s largest acts of civil disobedience to working diligently behind the scenes with the leaders of the nation’s fossil fuel industry, environmental activist Tzeporah Berman has spent three decades as a crusader for urgent change. In 1993, Berman was one of the main voices of what became known […]

Seeking full-time maintenance person

MAINTENANCE PERSON BASIS: Full-time, Permanent WAGE: To be determined The Woodland Park Housing Co-Operative is seeking a full-time Maintenance Person. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Maintenance Person assists with routine maintenance. Job Description:  Coordinate the preparation of housing units prior to the arrival of new members by identifying and performing required repairs such […]

OP/ED: MLA Conroy newsletter includes includes ambulance upgrades for Rossland/Fruitvale

More ambulance services in rural and remote communities in the B.C. interior (bcehs.ca) People living in 21 communities in the B.C. interior are now benefiting from improved paramedic staffing models to enhance 911 responsiveness and provide consistent and reliable out-of-hospital care. As of April 1: Eight communities including Fruitvale and Rossland were upgraded to the […]

Pool Hours Set to Increase at RDCK Facilities

The Castlegar, Creston and Nelson Community Complexes will be offering increased hours of operation for their aquatic centres. The expanded hours of operation will begin at the Castlegar and District Community Complex on April 14 and at the Creston and Nelson Community Complexes on April 21. “We are happy to announce, that we can now […]

Fortis BC calling on residents to call before they dig

Nearly 70 per cent of damages to underground gas lines in 2023 belong to ground disturbers without a BC 1 Call ticket With April being Safe Digging Month, FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) and BC 1 Call are teaming up to ask residents and contractors to click or call BC 1 Call before they dig, excavate […]

Single vehicle collision results in damaged fire hydrant

On April 13, police responded to a report that a vehicle travelling on Columbia Avenue had unexpectedly left the roadway, knocking off a fire hydrant in the 1000 block area, according to Castlegar RCMP detachment NCO/ic Sgt. Monty Taylor. “Witnesses reported following behind the vehicle when it suddenly drove off the roadway, striking the fire […]

Nelson Police, Salmo RCMP searching for man wanted for numerous offences

The Nelson Police Department, in conjunction with the Salmo RCMP, are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Aza Tobias Hanbury. Hanbury is currently wanted in relation to numerous files from multiple jurisdictions for offences including Flight from Police, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Obstruct Police. Hanbury is 6’1”, approximately 185 pounds, medium build, […]
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