by Contributor on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:29pm

For the first time in B.C., expectant mothers can participate in virtual visits with their maternity care provider directly from their local family doctor’s office, thanks to new tele-...

by Michelle Croissant on Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:18am

Dispensary advocates petition for community support

The recent shut-down of a local medicinal marijuana dispensary and Compassion Club in Grand Forks has got the town...

by Michelle Croissant on Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 10:15am

The local RCMP handled a mere 60 case files last week between Grand Forks and Midway and, despite the near-record snowfall, motor vehicle accidents were minimal. According to Staff Sgt. Jim...

Recent News

Boundary Regional Chamber appoints new president

Boundary Regional Chamber appoints new president

The Boundary Regional Chamber of Commerce has a new president, Alan Cooper, who was appointed by the board in November. Cooper, who served as board member and treasurer with the Chamber for two years, replaced former president Chuck Bennett.

LETTER: Letter of Support to Keep & Activate the Residential Water Meter Program

LETTER: Letter of Support to Keep & Activate the Residential Water Meter Program

Dear Mayor & Council:

With the utmost respect for newly elected officials delivering governance and continuing to highlight a positive and respectful climate in our community, please be advised that I support keeping the residential water meters installed by Neptune since the summer of 2014 and implementing the use of these meters for measuring the flow of water to our residences.

I am concerned that this ongoing issue over the water meters is presenting a negative and detrimental image of our community to the outside world.

Regional News

Officer-involved fatal shooting on Kinnaird Bridge

Officer-involved fatal shooting on Kinnaird Bridge

Earlier this evening ( Jan. 29) at approximately 8 p.m., members of the
Castlegar RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services Unit responded to a
complaint of a possible impaired driver at a Castlegar business. During
the course of their patrols, a police officer located the subject
vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Highway#3. The RCMP
member exited the police vehicle and ultimately discharged his service
pistol at the vehicle. Confirmed details are limited as the
investigation is in its infancy.

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

PHOTO GALLERY: Road Hockey Rumble kicks off Kraft Hockeyville bid

The second annual Road Hockey Rumble on Saturday served as the kick-off event for Castlegar’s bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2015.

Four teams went head-to-head in the Complex parking lot: The fire department, RCMP, media and city council/staff. (The media and council teams were beefed up by assistance from players from both the Castlegar Rebels and The Selkirk Saints).

Provincial & National

Serial armed robber strikes again?

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On Jan. 28 at 3:59 p.m., the Dawson Creek RCMP received a hold up alarm at one of the local financial institutions.

A lone male entered the establishment, produced a firearm and demanded money. No one was injured during the robbery and the suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The description provided by the business employees is as follows:

·         •White male

·         •25-35 years old

Coroner apologizes for delay in returning remains of Pickton victim

Coroner apologizes for delay in returning remains of Pickton victim

The BC Coroners Service has issued a statement to clarify issues surrounding the remains of one of the deceased found on the Pickton farm in 2002.

The BC Coroners Service wishes to emphasize that the remains discussed in a Jan. 28, 2015, news conference by the mother of victim Stephanie Lane do not represent new evidence.