In a media release Thursday, the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) said ferry workers and their employer, Western Pacific Marine reached a tentative agreement in a contract dispute that caused disruptions to communities on both sides of Kootenay Lake for the past three months.
RCMP would like to remind the public that, while everyday drivers should not operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police will be out in full force beginning Sunday, December 1 as part of month-long provincial CounterAttack program to stop impaired drivers this holiday season.
Today, in Ottawa, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced that MP Richard Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) would return as Critic for Natural Resources in the shadow cabinet. Cannings has also been appointed Deputy Critic for Transport.
The roof of Selkirk College’s main building on the Castlegar Campus has been transformed as the regional post-secondary focuses on a future less reliant on non-renewable energy sources.
It has been a long road to recovery for a cat who was found emaciated and terrified inside a shipping container in April. The stowaway cat, who was later named Journey, survived a harrowing three-week voyage from Shenzhen, China to the Port of Vancouver before being discovered hiding in a crate delivered to an auto glass distribution company in Prince George.
“What we need is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science.” – Greta Thunberg, age 16
A foot chase along Columbia Avenue has led to the arrest and detention of a Trail man, according to Castlegar top cop RCMP Sgt. Monty Taylor.
Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Regional Chief Terry Teegee, BC Assembly of First Nations; Cheryl Casimer, First Nations Summit; Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of BC Indian Chiefs; and Adam Olsen, MLA for Saanich North and the Islands and member of Tsartlip First Nation, have issued the following statement:
On November 12, Veneto, Italy’s regional council was debating climate policy in its Venice offices. Minutes after a majority voted against budget amendments to address climate disruption, the chambers were inundated with water. Venice is known for flooding, but it’s getting worse, and the timing in this instance felt like a message.
In a media release Monday, the BC Government said at 1:55 p.m. (Pacific time) on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, a test of B.C.’s wireless alerting system will be conducted as part of the national Alert Ready system to improve public safety in the event of emergency.
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