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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Dec 15 2017

A pedestrian was sent to Trail hospital after an accident outside Castlegar Tim Horton's this morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:56 a.m., and crews arrived at 10:02 a.m. to find RCMP already on scene and detouring traffic off Columbia Avenue.

Columbia Avenue was reopened at roughly 10:30 a.m.

He said an older gentleman was struck by a vehicle, and transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

These are the only details available at this time.

By Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Thursday, Interior Health announced they are offering immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan for individuals in grades 9-12 and persons aged 15-19 years old who do not attend school. 

During the past six months, Interior Health has seen an increasing number of cases of meningococcal disease in this age group, and as a result is declaring an outbreak. In 2017, Interior Health has identified 11 cases of meningococcal disease—a majority of these cases were in the Okanagan. Typically, the health authority will see less than five cases per year.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 14 2017

Interior Health said in a media release Thursday that a comprehensive review of a privacy breach involving the personal information of about 500 current and former employees found no evidence of further breaches.

News of the initial breach resulted from RCMP investigations and arrests in the Lower Mainland in June and September of this year.

By Contributor on Thursday Dec 14 2017

When most costs are rising in the New Year, natural gas and electricity bills will not; in fact, natural gas rates are decreasing. FortisBC delivers energy at the lowest reasonable rate, and on January 1, customers will receive just that. For natural gas customers across the province rates will decrease, and for electricity customers in the southern interior, rates will remain the same.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 14 2017

For the second time in less than two weeks a special interest group has staged a protest outside the Nelson office of Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall.

Wednesday’s protest came following the government’s decision Monday to complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam in northern BC.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

Investigators with the Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services attended a fatal collision on Highway 3 near Midway, on Tuesday morning.

Boundary RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating the cause of a fatal accident Tuesday morning on Highway 3 near Midway.

In a medial release, Boundary RCMP received a report of a head-on collision at 7 a.m. on Highway 3, one kilometer east of Midway.

By Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

A vehicular fire this morning just off Columbia Avenue on 12 Street caused thousands of dollars in damage, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

He said the call came in at 9:29 a.m., and eight fire fighters with two engines and a command vehicle arrived on scene to find a cube van engulfed in flames.

“One of the workers saw the fire and hit it with a 10-lb dry chemical extinguisher,” he said, praising the man's quick thinking. “The cause is still under investigation.”

Officials believe the blaze may have been caused by fuel leaking onto a hot exhaust system.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Dec 13 2017

It’s a decision that no doubt will have ramifications for years to come.

Monday in Victoria, Premier John Horgan, flanked by BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall and Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman, stood in front of all of BC to confirm it will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam.

By Letters to the editor on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

To The Editor:

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.

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