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By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 09 2018

Weather was the primary factor in two multi-vehicle MVIs this morning, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner.

First was the “schmozzle” called in at 10:15 a.m. involving nine vehicles on Hwy 3 west just before 14 Avenue.

Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio said there were actually two groups of vehicles involved in this.

By Bob Hall on Friday Nov 09 2018

Selkirk College Opens New Carpentry Shop at Silver King Campus

NELSON – The sound of whirring tablesaws and smell of fresh cut wood has taken centre stage at Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus with the opening of its new carpentry shop.

As part of the ongoing $23 million renewal of the Nelson-based campus, the 4,500 square foot stand alone shop space replaces the old 3,100 square foot location where learners previously honed their skills. 

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

The Castlegar RCMP are continuing their investigation into the alleged criminal behaviour of 28-year-old Sean Patrick Byrne from Lake Country, BC, which spanned over a two day period. Byrne faces potential charges ranging from dangerous driving, flight from police, theft and attempted robbery.

By Letters to the editor on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Dear Editor,

BC taxpayers miss out on almost a billion dollars every year due to our government's dangerous and misguided fossil fuels subsidies; dangerous because fossil fuel expansion threatens to further degrade the health of BC's citizens and environment, misguided as it unfairly skews the market away from the clean energy economy we so urgently need.    

 

By Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program currently has 47 students enroled, the highest since it was launched in 2008.

By Castlegar Source on Thursday Nov 08 2018

“It all started just before 9 a.m. on Nov. 7,” Oelke said. “A 28-year-old male assaulted and tried to rob a female who was giving him a ride.”

The woman wasn’t injured, but between the 1000 and 1300 Blocks of Columbia Avenue, the suspect stole her blue Honda Civic and fled at high speed through the construction zone, “almost hitting a flagger, flattening pylons, driving on the sidewalk,” Oelke said.

By Contributor on Tuesday Nov 06 2018

Another month of fishing is in the books. Now Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing is set to give fishermen the straight goods what to expect on the lakes and rivers for  fishing in November.

After experiencing our second phase of summer in the last couple weeks of October, we’ve also been experiencing some great fishing.  The 10 days of 20 degree weather was a bonus and we were lucky enough to take advantage of it.

Here is your latest report:
Kootenay Lake:

By Letters to the editor on Sunday Nov 04 2018

So far, most of the discussion about Proportional Representation (PR) has focused on fairness. Without a proportional voting system, there’s no way to make every vote count equally. But there are other reasons to adopt it, arguably as valid: it would bring social and financial stability and cut waste.

By Letters to the editor on Friday Nov 02 2018

To The Editor:

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday Nov 02 2018

The Kootenays got its own version of the Big Bang Theory yesterday, as area residents speculated on the cause of a series of explosions.

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