by Contributor on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:38pm

On Tuesday, 07 June 2016, 841 Grand Forks Boundary Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets held its Annual Ceremonial Review.  The cadets of 841 Squadron were led by Warrant Officer Second Class...

by Contributor on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:56pm

Nine British Columbia students have received $2,000 each this year through Interfor Corporation’s Dal Shemko Memorial Scholarship to help them achieve their...

by Linda Larson on Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 12:35pm

Editor's Note: Osoyoos' only secondary school was scheduled to be closed due to cutbacks. The 2015-16 school year was to be it's last. 

As the MLA for Boundary-...

Recent News

Fatal vehicle crash in Fruitvale; Coroner to investigate

Fatal vehicle crash in Fruitvale; Coroner to investigate

Police are providing little information about a fatal accident in Fruitvale Thursday, as the Coroner and police investigate the causes of the crash.

The police release in its entirety is as follows:

"On 2016-07-14, at approximately (2 p.m.) a serious motor vehicle crash between a pickup truck and commercial tractor/trailer occurred on Highway 3B at Old Salmo Road in Fruitvale, BC.

Expansion coming to Oliver Municipal Airport

Airport Committee member Cal Craik, Mayor Ron Hovanes, MLA Larson, Airport Manager Paul Dumoret and Committee Member Vic Seder.

Oliver Municipal Airport will be receiving a grant of $157,350 to fund upgrades under the B.C. Air Access program announced Boundary-Similkameen MLA Linda Larson.

The funding will create a new parallel runway at the airport, as well as widen the taxiway at the ramp to reduce congestion.

“I am excited and pleased about the funding being provided to Oliver Airport” said Larson. “This will increase safety and capacity at the airport, which is a benefit to everyone.”

Regional News

Hunters beware — government grounds drones

Government says regulations need to change to keep pace with technology.

The Province has strengthened regulations to ensure that hunters do not use flying drones to help them track wildlife, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced Friday.

The Province amended the Wildlife Act hunting regulation, making it illegal for people to operate or possess a drone, or use data obtained by a drone, while on a hunting or trapping expedition. It is also now illegal for a third party to use a drone to help a hunter or trapper. 

UPDATE in robbery: Three suspects in custody; some guns recovered

Surveillance image of a stolen truck used to ram into the Canadian Tire early this morning.

Trail and Greater District RCMP have arrested and detained two male suspects, 31 years old, 33 years old and a 41-year-old female in relation to the break-in.  3 of the stolen 15 firearms have been recovered.  Investigators have not located the stolen vehicle used in the break-in.

Previous coverage:

A violent theft early this morning saw 15 guns stolen from a Trail business, according to RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

Provincial & National

Sierra Club, environmentalist Josette Wier file judicial review against unlawful Site C approvals

An artist drawing of the Site C Dam project.

Sierra Club BC and environmentalist Josette Wier filed a petition for judicial review today in the Supreme Court of British Columbia seeking a declaration that the Province unlawfully authorized BC Hydro to remove amphibians from their habitat along the Peace River knowing that the Province lacked the legislative authority to do so.

The Sierra Club and Wier hope tiny tadpole can provide be the basis of stopping a massive hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia.

Vernon RCMP raid grow ops for unlawful production of a controlled substance

RCMP conduct a pair of searches on grow-ops believed to have ties to organized crime.

RCMP in the North Okanagan raided two licenced grow-ops Wednesday believed to have ties to organized crime.

Vernon/North Okanagan Regional RCMP executed the two search warrants early Wednesday morning in the Vernon area.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a media release it is alleged that although licenced, the grow-operations were being operated for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and production for the purpose of trafficking.

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