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KAST promotes quantam leaps and mentorship

Quantum Leaps: Girls Talk TechThe Quantum Leaps conference focuses on career development and highlights the importance of continuing science and technology courses in secondary and post secondary schools to ensure a wide range of career opportunities for female students in Grades 9-12.Hosted at Selkirk College in Castlegar,...

Woman's body found under bridge

On Sept. 8,  at 1:45 p.m., Trail and Greater District RCMP were notified of a body lying on the rocks under the Victoria Street bridge in Trail. Upon attendance, police discovered the body of a woman who had apparently fallen to her death off the bridge.Subsequent investigation revealed the incident had occurred within the ...

CBT to host climate change workshop

On Oct. 14, CBT (Columbia Basin Trust) will host a free one-day session aimed at providing local governments and community supporters with the latest information on scientific projections, local impacts, and examples of how communities can start preparing for opportunities and risks associated with climate change.The workshop...

Police seek public's help in potentially explosive situation

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore. The Lower Mainland Explosives ...

Police seek public's help in potentially explosive situation

The following is a press release issued by the Salmo RCMP department:On  Aug.27, at roughly 3:41p.m., Salmo RCMP responded to a complaint of found explosives near the boat launch at Erie Lake. Investigation revealed 8 tubes of Power Frac Dynamite had been deposited in the water close to shore. The Lower Mainland Explosives ...

West Nile now in B.C.

This article was submitted courtesy the Interior Health AuthorityThe presence of West Nile virus has been detected in B.C. for the first time ever, the province announced this week.A mosquito pool sample collected from the south Okanagan tested positive forthe virus at the Provincial Health Services Authority Laboratories at...

Boaters' help needed to help protect Kootenay waterways

Boaters are being asked to beware of an invasive weed cauding problems in regional waterways, and now showing up here in the West Kootenay.Photo by Barb Houston:  Anneli Schadeli (left) and Claire Schadeli (right) during sign installation.Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum L.) has been a troublesome aquatic invader...

B.C. First Nations blame province; feds for forest fires

The following is an opinion piece submitted by the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council:Ottawa and the province carry much of the blame for the burning of B.C. this summer and all British Columbians have been ill served by these two governments, according to the B.C. First Nations Forestry Council (FNFC).“While nature can be...

Mayor unveils four-point plan for Celgar situation

Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff, at city council's regular meeting Monday night, unveiled a four-point plan to deal with the fallout of Celgar refusing to pay its municipal tax bill. Celgar's move left the city with a roughly $2.8 million budget shortfall and a legal battle to cope with, and Chernoff said he feels it's...
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