Interior Health has issued the following statement in response to the verdict regarding Interior Health’s former chief medical health officer:
"Interior Health is now aware of the guilty verdict issued (Feb. 7) regarding Dr. Albert de Villiers.
On Jan. 24, 2023, at 12:51 p.m., frontline Trail RCMP officers responded to the sound of several gunshots coming from a rural property located in the 1300 block of Hwy 3B in Warfield, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
He said officers attend the property and located three men standing in the driveway outside of a residence.
Foggy conditions are making driving even more hazardous in the Boundary, West Kootenays and Kootenay Lakes region this morning.
Visibility can decline in seconds – Highway 3 is already at near zero -- increasing the risk of crashing.
“Even creeping along at 10 to 15 km/h can be dangerous,” says Trace Acres, spokesperson for the annual Shift into Winter campaign.
EDITOR NOTE: The upcoming Zone 6 AGM set for February 18 at 10 a.m. has beed moved from the Kootenay Room of the Castlegar Community Complex. The new locations for the meeting is SANDMAN INN in CASTLEGAR. Times remain the same.
Environment Canada issued an alert Tuesday for Highway 3, Kootenay Pass to Paulson Summit.
Environment Canada said hazardous winter conditions are expected beginning today and into Tuesday evening with total snowfall accumulations of 25 cm.
“A frontal system moving across the BC Interior will give heavy snow to southern highway passes,” Environment Canada said.
The nation’s Species at Risk Act is no law at all, says a local environmental group.
The regional transit service has been suffering and the community is stepping up with solutions, noted a member of the West Kootenay Transit committee.