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Local MLA Katrine Conroy welcomes BC Arts Council funding for Castlegar and Trail

New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy is welcoming $32,000 through the province’s BC Arts Council Grant Program to support local artists in Castlegar and Trail. This round of funding is part of the government’s commitment to doubling investment in the BC Arts Council over four years. “Artists strengthen our community and play an ...

BC SPCA: Newly launched wine protects B.C. bears

What could be better than enjoying a nice glass of wine? Saving B.C. wildlife at the same time! The BC SPCA is delighted to partner with Northern Lights Estate Winery in announcing the launch of “The Bear”, a new Pinot Gris-style wine with a purpose. The wine is made using surplus apples sourced from local properties, with ...

Castlegar welcomes Cops for Kids riders

The Cops for Kids contingent (including Castlegar’s own Const. Ron George, as well as four people riding out of Nelson – two sheriffs, one constable and one administrative staff member) wound up Day Three of their 10-day, 1,000-km ride at the Castlegar Safeway Sunday afternoon, at the triumphant and tired end to another day...

DriveSmart BC: The Armpit Belt

Two women once appeared for trial on on of my traffic court dates. Both were disputing a ticket for failing to wear a seat belt under section 220(4) of the Motor Vehicle Act. They each testified that they were wearing their seat belt, but had placed the shoulder belt under their arms. This is a common occurrence for women and...

Guide dogs and their handlers belong everywhere – it's the law

The CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) Foundation is calling for an end to discrimination against Canadians who depend on guide dogs for mobility, safety and increased independence. In all of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories, legislation prohibits discriminating against a person with a disability who...

DriveSmart BC: Back to School 2019

Tuesday, Sept.3, at 8:07 a.m. marks the opening of the elementary school nearest to where I live. Time to think about school zones and school bus safety for another year. It will be easy to obey the flashing red lights on the school bus, but I might have grown accustomed to not slowing down for the school zone after a summer...

DriveSmart BC: Think Ahead

The rain is pounding down outside this morning as I sit looking out my livingroom window with tablet and coffee in hand. I'm warm and dry enjoying the idea that being retired means I am no longer on the highway investigating collisions in this weather. Of course, Murphy was listening... The tones of a radio page to the Nanoose...

Come see Castlegar, Trail and Nelson cadets on parade June 1

Media and the public are invited to attend the joint  81 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (Nelson) and 131 Royal Canadian Sea Cadets (Trail), 581 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Castlegar), 531 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Trail) and 561 Royal Canadian Air Cadets (Nelson) Annual Ceremonial Review on June 01 at the Castlegar Recreation...

UBC researchers want your input in reviewing rural healthcare

What is the Rural Evidence Review project? The goal of the Rural Evidence Review project is to work with rural citizens and communities to provide high quality, useful evidence for rural health care planning in British Columbia. Who are we? We are a team of researchers from the Centre for Rural Health Research in the Department...

Selkirk gymnasts' accomplishments something to flip over

The Selkirk Challengers gymnastics club continues to have a very successful year. Gymnasts recently competed at two local events in Creston and Nelson. Head Coach, Rhonda Saunders, was very pleased with the club’s performance, stating “It is so great to see all the progress the girls have made this year, after all the hard ...
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