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By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 14 2018

It was more than 100 years ago when hydro-electric pioneers decided to dam the Kootenay River near Bonnington to build a hydroelectric generation plant.

Now, after years of operation, the oldest of FortisBC’s four generation facilities along the Kootenay River has earned international recognition in Hydro Review’s Hydro Hall of Fame.

"(The) program recognizes extraordinary hydro achievement throughout the world, with a special emphasis on long-lasting facilities," said Nicole Bogdanovic of FortisBC.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 13 2018

Grand Forks Fire Rescue responded to fires that engulfed two houses Wednesday.

The fires, occurring in the west part of the city, happened on the same day BC Premier John Horgan visited the Boundary City to discuss programs aimed at helping people affected by disasters, including the horrific floods that devastated parts of the city.

According to reports, both houses were destroyed, but all occupants were safe.

There was no word on what caused the fires.

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Jun 12 2018

An implied threat on social media yesterday afternoon prompted police, parents and the staff at J.L. Crowe to respond.

Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said they got a call at about 4 p.m. regarding potential threats.

“It was a photo on Instragram, of what turned out to be a tiny cap gun,” he said. The photo was captioned, “See you at school”.

Oelke said police went to the youth’s house and spoke to both him and his parents, and the situation is also being dealt with by the school.

No criminal charges are pending.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 11 2018

After more than eight years, RCMP arrested two men in connection to a shooting at a residence outside Cranbrook a media release said Monday.

Police said Colin Raymond Correia, 41, and Sheldon Joseph Hunter, 30, have been charged with two counts of 1st Degree Murder. Both are former Cranbrook residents and are known to police. “

By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 11 2018
A Castlegar man has been arrested in connection with drug, money and weapons seizures, according to RCMP Acting Cpl. Kyle Plotnikoff.
"On June 8, 2018 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Castlegar and Trail joint Crime Reduction Unit, with assistance from the Castlegar RCMP General Duty members, arrested a 39-year -old male from Castlegar for possession of a controlled substance," he said in a press release issued this afternoon.
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By Castlegar Source on Monday Jun 11 2018

A mobile home was completely destroyed by Saturday night, according to Robson Fire Chief Jeff Grant.

He said the received a call of a structure fire at 9:30 p.m., and arrived at the Ponderosa Trailer Park to find a mobile home completely engulfed in flames.

“No one was injured, but the home suffered serious structural damage,” he said, adding they were able to save about 40 per cent of the structure."

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jun 11 2018

Castlegar RMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew retired last week after almost 28 years as police officer and nine years at the helm of the Castlegar detachment.

Mathew, who is originally from Sylvan Lake, said she was in the army reserves and planned to enlist – until she ended up serving at an RCMP Regimental dinner and spent some time talking with the members.

“It was just way more exciting,” she said, adding she’s never regretted the choice. “It’s pretty much been a 28-year adrenaline rush, going into work every day and not knowing what you’re in for.”

By Letters to the editor on Monday Jun 11 2018

Canadian democracy is not a matter of fairness. Since European invasion, Canada has had 200 years of colonial autocracy, then 50 years of elections without votes for women, and an additional 50 years without votes for Indigenous people. In every form democracy has taken since Confederation, it has been used to defend the interests of capital – the ultra-rich – over that of Indigenous people and the working class. British Columbia’s democracy is inseparable from this larger picture and the country’s electoral past and future are tied to that of the provinces.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 11 2018

A trio of Selkirk College alumni have embarked on six-month internships that send recent Canadian post-secondary graduates across the globe to work on international development.

By Boundary Sentinel on Sunday Jun 10 2018

The Canadian Red Cross is helping meet the needs of people impacted by spring flooding that forced the evacuation of more than 2,000 properties in B.C.

Working alongside the province, and local authorities, the Red Cross is making financial assistance and clean up kits available to individuals and families that were forced to evacuate their homes because of the floods. Support may be available for basic needs like food, clothing or transportation, as well as health-related needs.