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by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Mar 08 2023

Premier David Eby and Kelli Paddon, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, have issued the following statement for International Women's Day:

"On International Women's Day, we celebrate all the women, girls, Two-Spirit and non-binary individuals in British Columbia. We recognize women are so often the cornerstone of our communities - and our economy.

"We have a long history...

by Terran Ambrosone on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

February 24, 2023 marked one year from the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On March 6, roughly 25 people gathered at Castlegar's Spirit Square to commemorate this solemn occasion. ...

by Province of British Columbia on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

Preliminary reporting released by the BC Coroners Service shows that the toxic, unregulated drug supply claimed the lives of at least 211 British Columbians in January, with the total number of deaths surpassing 200 for the eighth time in the past 16 months.

“Once again, our agency is reporting on preventable losses of life in heart-breaking numbers,” said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

On Saturday, March 4, at 1:06 p.m., Trail RCMP, Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue, and EHS first responders attended the scene of a grievously injured 44-year-old Castlegar woman lying on the banks of the Columbia River near the Victoria Street Bridge in Trail, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said officers spoke to a witness who had allegedly seen the woman fall from...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Mar 07 2023

Will 2023 be the last time daylight saving time is permanent — meaning the no more biannual changing of the clocks?

While some politicians have trumpeted change when it comes to Daylight Saving Time, nothing has changed.

And on Sunday, March 12th, at 2 a.m., British Columbians will once again Spring Forward and set clocks ahead one hour to begin Daylight Saving Time 2023.


by Lone Sheep Publishing on Monday Mar 06 2023

Vernon SAR report that a snowmobiler was found after being missing for more than eight hours.

Vernon SAR, along with Vernon North Okanagan RCMP, were called out Friday at 6 p.m. after the snowmobiler was separated from his party and had become lost and then got stuck.

At this time he activated his iPhone SOS and his SPOT device.

Vernon SAR said due to the current winter...

by Contributor on Thursday Mar 02 2023
At the regular meeting of the Castlegar air cadets on Feb. 28, several of the cadets were promoted to new ranks. 

Promoted from Air Cadet to Leading Air Cadet were 


by Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Thursday Mar 02 2023

The environment will be receiving a boost from the regional district with a cash infusion from the Local Conservation Fund.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay board of directors approved $74,376 in grant funds for the Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund that will be allocated to six different projects.

Located in...

by Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Wednesday Mar 01 2023

Six Nelson Police officers will have the opportunity to prepare a defence after being found to have committed discreditable conduct following an investigation by Vancouver Police Department  into messages sent in a WhatsApp chat group.

The VPD, on behalf of the Office of the Public Complaints Commissioner (OPCC), released findings of its investigation on February 9 into the 'WhatsApp'...

by Castlegar Source on Wednesday Mar 01 2023

Castlegar City Council is taking more steps to understand the specifics about the city's homeless problem, seeking to clarify the size the issue.

Council heard, at their regular meeting Feb. 21, a request that they apply for grant funding to get a Homelessness Population Estimate, according to a city press release, as follows:

"Council received a request from the Manager of...


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