No one injured in Fruitvale structure fire

Crews were called out to a structure fire in Fruitvale Monday evening, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Chief Dan Derby. “Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire, which had spread to a nearby vehicle, to prevent further extension to nearby structures and trees,” Derby said. “No one was home at the time, and […]

BC Highway Patrol floored by multiple excessive speeders

On the heels of a tragic trend of fatal crashes, BC Highway Patrol are pleading with drivers around the Province to slow down according to Insp. Chad Badry, acting Operations Officer for BC Highway Patrol. “On July 14, 2024, a BC Highway Patrol Squamish member observed a blue 4 door sedan and red motorcycle travelling through […]

Driver seriously injured in early morning head-on collision near Granite Road/Hwy 3A/6

A driver was seriously injured following a head-on collision Tuesday morning west of Nelson at the intersection of Highway 3A/6 and Granite Road Nelson Fire and Rescue Services said in a media release. The accident happened at approximately 6:42 a.m. when a car collided with a loaded dump truck, trapping the driver inside the vehicle. […]

New provincial plastic regulations keeps harmful waste out of landfills

People in British Columbia will benefit from a cleaner environment and reduced waste from single-use plastics as new regulations come into effect. People will see less plastic waste in their communities as the next phase of the CleanBC Plastics Action Plan comes into effect. Beginning Monday, July 15, 2024, plastic shopping bags will no longer […]

Seeking Kootenay Small Business Nominations for Provincial Awards

The Small Business BC Awards celebrate business excellence in our province. During the past 20 years, we have seen over 6,000 businesses engage with this contest. For our 21st year, there are offering four Award categories, each with a cash prize of $5,000 for the winner. “The Small Business BC Awards are an opportunity to […]

The Night Market returns to Music in the Park for a fun evening of music, food and shopping!

Join the Trail & District Arts Council and Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market on Thursday, July 18 for an entertaining evening of food vendors, market, beer & wine garden, and live music at The Night Market in Gyro Park from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The music will kick off at 5:45 pm with Lheidli T’enneh artist, […]

FROM THE HILL: It's good to be back

Parliament rose late in June and I must say it is so good to be back at home in the riding enjoying summer and all the benefits that go with this season.  I celebrated Canada Day in Penticton with a record crowd of proud and happy folks taking in the sunny weather, good music and […]

Obituary: Donald Roy Hill, co-founder of the Pass Creek Fall Fair

Donald Roy Hill Born December 14, 1927 Wolseley, Saskatchewan Married to Irene Claire Buckley, they had two daughters, Colleen C. Mooney (Craig), Donna L. Smith (Rick). Two granddaughters, Jaime Madeira (Danny), Jessica Smith (Charlie Coleman), three Great-Grandsons, Lincoln Nash Madeira, Knox Logan Madeira, and Levi Roan Coleman. Don worked construction most of his life, on […]

Columbia River Treaty Agreement-In-Principle opens possibilities for restoring river ecosystems

A collaborative of Canadian environmental groups congratulates negotiators from Canada, British Columbia, and the Ktunaxa, Secwépemc, and Syilx Okanagan Nations, as well as the United States, on reaching an agreement-in-principle (AIP) for a modernized Columbia River Treaty. While the agreement-in-principle is just the beginning of the process to finalize — and then ultimately implement— a […]

SHSS Class of 1984 Celebrates 40-Year Reunion in Castlegar

The Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) Graduating Class of 1984, along with guest graduates spanning grad classes from 1982 to 1987, recently gathered in Castlegar for a memorable 40-year reunion weekend from July 4-7, 2024. Initiated by Grad ‘84 alumni Josef Berger and organized and led by Dr. Linda (King) Harwood, the event was a […]
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