Over 150 Cadets and Officers from all 12 East and West Kootenay units meet this past weekend to engage in friendly sports and fitness competition. Sea, Army and Air Cadets from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Golden, Elkford, Cranbrook, Trail, Nelson and Kimberly joined their host, the 581 Castlegar Air Cadets, at Selkirk College to take part in activities ranging from volleyball and basketball to 20 m shuttle runs and push-upsand even a dance.
Columbia Valley RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Invermere resident.
On Jan. 26, Columbia Valley RCMP received a missing person report for Belinda Dawn Eugene, who was last seen earlier that morning in the Radium Hot Springs area. There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time, and police have reason to believe that Belinda may have been hitch hiking, destined for the Kamloops area.
Organizers of Make A Change Canada Nelson got more than they bargained for when a sellout crowd took to the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena Thursday night to watch the Montreal Canadiens alumni in action against the Kootenay Patricks.
The game not only treated the more than 1,400 fans in attendance, but also raised money for Make A Change Canada Nelson, a local charity that provides online career assistance training as well as a web development and design program.
Make A Change Canada Nelson was the main organizers of Thursday’s charity contest.
Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for Highway 3, from Grand Forks to Creston, which includes the Kootenay Paas and Paulson Summit.
Environment Canada said anyone traveling Highway 3 can expect a long period of snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 25 cm.
“A frontal system will bring heavy snow to Kootenay Pass and Paulson Summit (Thursday) tonight,” Environment Canada website said.
“Warm air moving into the interior will cause snow levels to rise tonight, and snow will change to rain at lower elevations.
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RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown male suspect who is believed to be responsible for the theft of a package from the porch of a Castlegar home in mid-December.
One wouldn't think that stopping at a stop sign would be such a problem for drivers. It seems relatively simple, come to a complete stop, look both ways and then go if it is safe to do so. With the poor compliance rate, we should ask is the stop sign the best form of traffic control for intersections that are not controlled by traffic signals?
Let's examine what making a proper stop means and where it has to be done. You may be surprised to learn that the stop sign itself simply tells you what you must do, not where you have to do it.
Whitewater Ski Resort is reporting a snowboarder died following an accident outside the ski area boundary Friday.
The RCMP and BC Coroners Service have taken over the investigation.
In a media release Monday, Whitewater Ski Resort said dispatch received a report from the public at 12:11 p.m. Friday, January 17, that that there was an unresponsive adult male in a tree well outside the ski area boundary.
A passerby, who made the discovery, immediately started CPR and called for support from ski patrol and emergency first responders.
The Jumbo Glacier area nestled in the Purcell Mountains, which has been a source of civil unrest, protests, blockades and court battles that reached the Supreme Court of Canada during the past three decades, will now be protected, forever.
A media release said thanks to a collaboration between Ktunaxa Nation Council, the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, development rights in the Jumbo Valley located 55 kilometers west of Invermere, have been fully and permanently extinguished.
Enviromment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Boundary/West Kootenay.
Environment Canada said a Pacific storm is forecast to bring heavy snow to this part of the Southern Interior beginning Wednesday evening with snow continuing through Thursday before tapering off Thursday evening.
"Rapid accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations," Environment Canada said. "Visiblity may be suddenly reduced at times due to heavy snow."
Environment Canada said total snowfall accumulations of 30 to 40 cm are expected with this event.
Count’em up — Richard Sevigny, Keith Acton, Patrice Brisebois and coach Steve Shutt are just a few of the former Montreal Canadiens ready to take to the ice at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena to play the Kootenay Patricks as part of the Make A Change Canada Charity Hockey Game Thursday, January 23rd.
The players are part of the Canadiens lineup announced for the Charity Game.