Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.
The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.
"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.
In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.
Imagine what an impact we could have by re-directing just 5% of that money back into the communities in which we live - $225 Million in annual local investments. The idea of Community Impact Investing aims to do just that.
The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.
Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.
Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final testing on site and should be put into service the beginning of February.
On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."
A 91-year-old Castlegar man was struck by a transit bus yesterday afternoon and sent to hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery.
The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.
It makes me very sad to be having to write this again, and that we once more find ourselves coping with a horrific couple of months in our region – motor vehicle fatalities and injuries, fires, unexpected deaths, community icons lost.
I think the knee-jerk reaction of most good people is to want to do something, to help in some way. Unfortunately, there is very rarely anything to be done, bar kind gestures toward first responders and donations to support agencies such as the food bank.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has ended the Air Quality Advisory issued on January 13 for Grand Forks due to the high concentrations of fine particulates.
Changing weather conditions are expected to further improve air quality over the next few days.
More information on current air quality can be found at: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air.
Nelson RCMP said in a media release local police are investigating multiple thefts of mail from various locations during the past week.
RCMP said the thefts involve small parcels, cards and general mail being stolen from compartments in community mailboxes located in several areas.
"In order to prevent mail theft, the RCMP are advising the public to pick up mail promptly after delivery and not leave it in the mailbox overnight," the release said.
A moratorium has been placed on the creation of recreational cannabis businesses in Nelson in order to buy some time for the city to craft legislation to regulate them in anticipation of legalization.
City council passed a zoning amendment bylaw to regulate recreational cannabis sales on Monday night during its first regular meeting of the year, the move concerning potential recreational cannabis businesses, not the six medical cannabis dispensaries currently operating in the city.