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By Timothy Schafer on Monday Oct 09 2017

A host of legal snags awaits the regional district if it chooses to go down the road toward development permit areas to regulate the cannabis industry in rural West Kootenay, a new report warns.

Despite rural West Kootenay’s long and profitable association with the cannabis industry, the regional district government is looking at ways to regulate the green economy on the eve of the release of federal government legislation.

By Contributor on Monday Oct 09 2017

The public is invited to attend an evening learning about bats at the Lion's Hall in Invermere on Friday, October 27.

The evening, beginning at 7 p.m, is supported by Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club and the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund.

Kootenay Community Bat Project biologist, Leigh Anne Isaac, will be on hand to help with the learning about these interesting and often misunderstood nocturnal animals.

Isaac will lead an engaging discussion of bat ecology, White Nose Syndrome and what you can do to conserve our Columbia Valley bats.

 

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A local retired RCMP officer played a huge role in getting six Castlegar residents to safety during the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Jo-Ann Bursey, a local realtor, and her husband, retired RCMP Const. Wally Bursey, were part of a group of eight people attending the country music festival (six were from Castlegar and two from Texas).

“We went there specifically for the concert,” Jo-Ann said. “We were in Mexico last February when we heard about it, and booked it right away.”

By Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A Trail woman is in police custody after a drug raid last month, according to a press release issued by Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

By Contributor on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.

By FortisBC PowerSense on Thursday Oct 05 2017

In response to customer interest in solar power, FortisBC has applied to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to build the Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, a community solar array that, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

If approved, this project would provide FortisBC customers an opportunity to meet a portion of their energy needs with solar and support the development of an alternate energy option.

By Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 05 2017

One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

An accident near Grand Forks on Highway 3 has claimed the life of three people police said in a media release.

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, Grand Forks RCMP and RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services attended to a head-on collision on Highway 3.

Police arrjved to a two vehicle head-on collision, 9 kilometers West of Grand Forks on Highway 3.

By Michael Jessen on Tuesday Oct 03 2017

While the story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned is a popular legend, the Canadian federal government’s lack of action on climate change has been established as truth.

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