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By Bob Hall on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

Returning to the classrooms where they received the foundation of their education, a trio of Selkirk College Nursing Program alumnae are now helping foster the next generation of health care professionals.

Alyssa Franklin, Katrina Verschoor and Jocelyn Schroeder are three recent additions to the faculty in the Nursing Program based out of the Castlegar Campus. Students who study in the program take all four years of their education at Selkirk College and through a vital partnership ultimately earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the University of Victoria.

By Contributor on Monday Sep 17 2018

In a media release Sunday, the BC Wildfire Service said there are two changes to the area restrictions on the Syringa Complex.

By Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Sep 16 2018

West Kootenay/Boundary defeated Vancouver Island North 17-12 to capture the Gold Medal in Slopitch at the 2018 BC 55-Plus Senior Games Saturday in Cranbrook.

The BC 55-plus Senior Games wrapped up Saturday following four days of competition in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

The meeting was a rematch of a game Friday between the two clubs in Slopitch.

By Contributor on Thursday Sep 13 2018

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, the BC Wildfire Service said in a media release that campfires will once again be permitted throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction, due to decreased wildfire risks in the region.

By Contributor on Wednesday Sep 12 2018

People in Grand Forks recovering from recent flooding will have access to approximately 100 new homes, as the Government of British Columbia expedites plans for two new housing projects.

“People in Grand Forks are experiencing extraordinary loss, and that is why we are taking extraordinary measures to make sure they receive the help they need as quickly as possible,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “The Province is fast-tracking these much-needed housing projects to support the community in long-term recovery efforts.”

By Trail Champion on Tuesday Sep 11 2018
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By Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 11 2018

The interface fire above the Trail hospital is now estimated at two hectares in size, but the calming winds and lower temperatures are aiding crews in what has been a fierce attempt to knock down the blaze.

Emergency Program Coordinator Chris Marsh says the hospital has been making preparations to move people if necessary, but there are no evacuation alerts or orders in place, although non-acute patients are being asked to attend the Castlegar Emergency Department, which will be staying open until midnight to accommodate walk-ins.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Motorcycles filled the highways in and around the West Kootenay as the 2018 Toy Run once again rode the pavement to raise money for local communities.

Riders took to the road to Nelson after a pancake breakfast at the Castlegar Complex.

Stops in Nelson, Salmo, Waneta Plaza and Rossland before the ride finished at the Complex for refreshments and dinner compliments of Castlegar Special Olympics.

The Toy Run celebrated its 31st ride, raising more than $400,000 for charities in the West Kootenay.

By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Sunday Sep 09 2018

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

By Dick Cannings MP on Saturday Sep 08 2018

Last Tuesday I was in Ottawa for an emergency meeting of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion project. 

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