by Contributor on Monday, April 4, 2016 - 6:19pm

The board of directors of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) has directed staff to close the Reuse Centres at RDKB landfills.

The Reuse Centres which have been in place at...

by Contributor on Monday, February 29, 2016 - 1:56pm

The Honourable Mr. Justice Greyell of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled today in the City’s application to have the office of Councillor Julia Butler declared vacant on the...

by Contributor on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Midway (BC) RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Rock Creek resident.
Colleen Sylvia Smith was last seen Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Colleen Smith is...

Recent News

Council to hear plan to mitigate problems with proposed parcel tax

Council to hear plan to mitigate problems with proposed parcel tax

City council will be hearing about a Lot Line Consolidation Plan to address issues some residents are having with a controversial new 10-year parcel tax proposed in the city's 2016 budget.

The concern stems from an area in the city in which parcels were designated according to subdivision plan 650, which was completed in 1897. As a result of small parcels in that area, it was, according to a city report, 'common practice' for residents to purchase two adjacent parcels and build a home straddling both, so as to have adequate space for a home.

Salmo FD launches Firesmart campaign: Protect your home and community

A street banner, new information webpage, leaflets to residents in the Salmo Fire Protection Area, free home fire risk assessments and support for public education events are all part of the FireSmart campaign, made possible by a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

The Village of Salmo has launched a public education and support campaign to raise awareness of the risk that wildfire poses and provide information to residents and businesses on actions they can take to reduce wildfire risk on private property.

A street banner, new information webpage, leaflets to residents in the Salmo Fire Protection Area, free home fire risk assessments and support for public education events are all part of the FireSmart campaign, made possible by a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

Regional News

Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program Gets Bursary Boost in Kaslo

Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program students who received the Community Foundation of North Kootenay Lake bursaries gathered with foundation members and college staff at the Kaslo Learning Centre to acknowledge the generous donation.

The Community Foundation of North Kootenay Lake (CFNKLS) has provided a generous donation to provide bursaries for students who were enrolled the Selkirk College Health Care Assistant Program.

A special cohort of the 26-week Health Care Assistant Program started in January at the college’s Kaslo Learning Centre. The offering was made possible through a partnership with the Victorian Hospital of Kaslo to share their resources and help provide the education needed in this critical area of the health care sector.

Trail to unveil Riverfront Centre design at Silver City Days

Trail to unveil Riverfront Centre design at Silver City Days

The Riverfront Centre Building Committee is pleased to reveal the drawings for the proposed new integrated Library and Museum during the Trail Silver City Days festival. The drawings, which highlight the exterior and interior architectural design of the facility, will be displayed on easels inside the main entrance of the Trail Memorial Centre (TMC), starting Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8.

Provincial & National

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations for Fort McMurray

BC Liquor Stores accepting donations for Fort McMurray

As wildfires rage in Fort McMurray, Alta., forcing the emergency evacuation of 80,000 residents, BC Liquor Stores customers can support Red Cross relief efforts there by donating at stores throughout the province.

Starting today, BC Liquor Stores customers can donate $2, $5 or more to help the Red Cross in Alberta reunite family members, provide evacuees with shelter, food and water, and later, assist with longer-term needs as the community rebuilds.

State of emergency declared as Fort McMurray continues to burn

Firefighters, aircraft and heavy equipment are working hard to contain wildfires at Fort McMurray, AB. — Photo courtesy Alberta Wildfire Info.

The Alberta Government has declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the wildfire in Fort McMurray continues to burn.

The wildfire, which experts believe may have been human caused due to its proximity to the city of Fort McMurray, has caused the mandatory evacuation order remains of approximately 80,000 people.

More than 250 firefighters as well as helicopters and air tankers are currently fighting this wildfire.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation have both declared a State of Local Emergency.