Cannabis is now on the municipal menu as the city served up the recipe for its three-month public engagement strategy for cannabis legalization beginning later this month.
City council passed a resolution approving the strategy on Monday night during its regular meeting, noting that a professional facilitator has already been retained to work with the city’s Development Services staff to prepare a detailed engagement strategy for cannabis legalization.
From counting bird species to increasing composting, 32 projects from around the Columbia Basin will address environmental well-being thanks to $870,000 from Columbia Basin Trust Environment Grants.
Castlegar RCMP are reminding people not to fall for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scams, according to Sgt. Laurel Mathew.
“On Jan. 22, a resident was scammed out of $1,200 when the ‘CRA representative’ stated that they would be arresting this person if the ‘debt’ was not paid ASAP,” Mathew said. “The victim was told to purchase $1,200 in STEAM Fast Cards (video game play), scratch the bar codes, and provide the code to a fellow named David Ordon who claimed to be from the CRA.
Grand Forks RCMP are recommending charges after two males were arrested following theft of Canada Post mailboxes in Christina Lake police said a media release Monday.
Acting on a complaint from citizens of Christina Lake, Grand Forks RCMP responded to a theft in progress from some Canada Post mailboxes.
“While members were responding to Christina Lake they were able to intercept the suspects in a Dodge truck,” RCMP said.
“Two males have been taken into custody.”
This National Non-Smoking Week (January 21-27), the Clean Air Coalition of BC is recommending ways the provincial government can take action to prevent youth from smoking, help those most heavily addicted, and address increasingly complex smoking patterns.
Highway 22 near Genelle was reduced to single-lane, alternating traffic briefly Saturday afternoon after a single-vehicle roll-over, according to Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Cpt. Grant Tyson.
He said four firefighters from Genelle and three from Trail responded to a call that came in at 2 p.m.
He said the vehicle, an SUV, had three occupants, all of whom were treated for minor injuries by BC Ambulance Services.
The cause of the crash is unknown, as road conditions were clear.
The incident is being investigated by RCMP.
Grand Forks Fire Rescue is on the look out for an additional Deputy Fire Chief in the coming year.
The hiring is due to changing provincial regulations and over 50 percent increase in response volume since 2012 said a City press release Thursday.
"After a change in the dispatch protocols in 2013, call outs increased dramatically," said the release.
In today’s interconnected world, it is easy to see how your hard-earned money can end up going towards projects and businesses all around the world. In 2013, British Columbians contributed $4.5 Billion of new monies into their RRSPs, much of that money disbursed outside the Province and Canada.
Imagine what an impact we could have by re-directing just 5% of that money back into the communities in which we live - $225 Million in annual local investments. The idea of Community Impact Investing aims to do just that.
The Trail and Greater District RCMP confirmed in a press release this afternoon that the body of an individual was located inside the trunk of a burnt out vehicle, left abandoned and set ablaze on Hwy 22 this past weekend.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke said the death is being treated as suspicious.
Residents of Glade will soon be riding across the Kootenay River on a new vessel, after residents watched as Glade II was launched into the water Monday near the tiny community, located off Highway 3A between Castlegar and Nelson.
Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, said in a media release, Glade II, the new, built-in-B.C. cable ferry is undergoing final testing on site and should be put into service the beginning of February.