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By Castlegar Source on Friday Sep 07 2018

Police are seeking witnesses to an alleged sexual assault against a 13-year-old girl on a local transit bus, according to RCMP Acting Agt. Brett Turner.

"On Thursday, Sept. 6, .... between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., in Castlegar,, an alleged sexual assault occurred against a 13-year-old female passenger by an adult male while the female was travelling on a BC Transit bus from Selkirk College to the Castlegar Community Complex," Turner said in a press releaese Friday morning.  

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints are settling into their classes and ramping up their energy on the ice as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

With a roster that includes half veterans and half rookies, this season’s edition of the Saints is loaded with both potential and faces that local hockey fans will recognize.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

Following record flooding this past spring, Grand Forks City Council announced in a media release Tuesday its intent to proceed with permanent flood protection options to pursue for neighbourhoods that were most affected by the 2018 freshet flooding. 

Council made the announcement Tuesday to:

By Regional District of Central Kootenay on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

We have had some good news in the past week. In general, the cooler nights and shorter days are having a positive effect. The Evacuation Order for the Broadwater Road area north of Deer Park was downgraded to an Evacuation Alert, as was the Evacuation Order for the Sheep Creek Road area south-east of Salmo. That means that the threat has diminished enough that people in those areas can return to their homes, but they should stay prepared to evacuate if things change.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

A Castlegar man was killed by a train Saturday, according to a press release issued by RCMP Cpl. Jason Olney Tuesday afternoon.

"On Sept. 1, ... at about (1:30 p.m.), Castlegar RCMP responded to a report of a missing person, he said. "Shortly after receiving the report, RCMP located the missing 54-year-old male of Castlegar. He was located deceased on a remote portion of rail tracks in Castlegar."

He said the BC Coroners Service and the KBRD RCMP Forensic Identification Services attended the scene.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Sep 04 2018

It’s an event that surprisingly began gaining traction on a ride back from a car show in Spokane some 16 years ago said Frank Anderson of the Nelson Road Kings.

More than a decade later, the Queen City Cruise has grown to one of the top five car shows in — number two says Anderson — in Western Canada.

By Timothy Schafer on Thursday Aug 30 2018

Cannabis culture is officially in Nelson.

For decades the city and region have played host to the undergroundeconomy buoyed by the black market bud, but now, on the cusp of federal approval for legalization, the city has established guidelines to legal embrace the leaf.

The city has amended the Zoning Bylaw to now permit the sale of recreational cannabis, after many months of deliberation and public survey.

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

It’s now official — 2018 has just become British Columbia’s second worst forest fire season in history, second only to last year.  Residents have endured weeks of heavy smoke, some have been evacuated from their communities, and some have unfortunately lost their homes.  Businesses have suffered as tourists leave or stay away, wineries are concerned about tainted grapes, and even the apiarist who keeps bees in my yard warned me to keep a safe distance from the hives, because “the bees are mad.”

By RDKB on Tuesday Aug 28 2018

Overview

·         Thirty-three addresses remain on Evacuation Alert in the RDKB in near the Horns Mountain / Santa Rosa fire. 

·         Temperatures early this week will remain cooler than normal. Over the last two days the West Kootenays has seen some rain, the Boundary however has not received much.  There is a chance of showers on Thursday with the passage of a cold front; there will also be some wind. 

·         ESS, Red Cross and local municipalities are prepared to respond should the need arise across the RDKB

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Aug 27 2018

Kootenay and Boundary residents are among the first to benefit as MyHealthPortal clinical report content continues to expand an Interior Health release said.

IH said MyHealthPortal provides patients with 24-hour secure online access to their Interior Health lab results, medical imaging reports, visit history, and certain appointment details and instructions. Now, online content will also include some dictated clinical reports from physicians, nurse practitioners and midwives.

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