July 2016

Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone

A view at Redstone: Photo Credit Steve Hiltz

Golfers (and brave beginners who are willing to give it a try) can swing with the best of them at the Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on August 6, and compete for prizes. 

There will be some sort of prize at every hole, and  some lucky, or highly skilled, or both, golfer could win a prize of $10,000 for getting a hole-in-one at a particular location.   Hall Printing is supplying that prize -- but only  if someone can win it!

Governments of Canada and British Columbia unveil details of BC Transit projects

Premier Christy Clark was in Kelowna Tuesday to unveil details Tuesday for projects totalling almost $160 million in federal and provincial funding for BC Transit projects.

The face of transit in BC is changing for the better after governments of Canada and British Columbia joined forces to unveiled details Tuesday for projects totalling almost $160 million in federal and provincial funding for BC Transit projects.

Premier Christy Clark and Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities made the announcement Tuesday in Kelowna.

Columbia Power supports Kootenay Festival

Pictured from left to right are Jacquie Hamilton, funding coordinator for the event, David de Git, Director of Finance for Columbia Power and Audrey Maxwell Polovnikoff, Festival Chair. — Submitted photo

Columbia Power is a supporter of this weekend’s Kootenay Festival, taking place all day, Saturday, July 23 at Millennium Park in Castlegar.

This event offers activities for whole family with kids activities and entertainment, 50 food and local craft vendors along with a full slate of multi-cultural musical and dance performances.

Also this year, stand-up paddle board and kayak demos and hot air balloon rides.

TOADFEST AHEAD!

TOADFEST AHEAD!

Toadfest at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp, will be held on Wednesday July 27 between 4 and 7 p.m., and the following morning on July 28, between 9 a.m. and noon.

The free, fun, family event is primarily to raise awareness about the Western Toad: about its natural history and life cycle, habitat requirements, and the challenges it faces. One of those challenges for the toadlets is to cross Highway 6 at Summit Lake, where they run the risk of getting squashed as they migrate from the lake’s shoreline to the upland habitat where they mature.

Crash Investigation Seeks Witnesses

Crash Investigation Seeks Witnesses

Please note:  the earlier press release on this matter incorrectly gave the date of the crash as July 7.  The date of the crash in question was July 14.

West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate a vehicle crash that occurred on July 14, 2016 on Highway 3-B near Fruitvale.  A 26 year old man died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Police are seeking information from anyone who  witnessed the crash, or who saw the tractor trailer unit hauling scrap cars immediately before the crash.

Police ask for public help after fatal crash in Fruitvale

Police ask for public help after fatal crash in Fruitvale

Police are requesting public assistance in their investigation of a fatal accident last week in our region. The RCMP press release is as follows:

West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate a vehicle crash that occurred on July 14, on Highway 3b near Fruitvale.

A 26-year-old male died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Police are seeking information from anyone that may have witnessed the crash or saw the tractor trailer unit hauling scrap cars immediately preceding the crash.

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.

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.

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