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By City of Trail on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

The City of Trail is pleased to announce that Joyce Austin will be joining the City as the part-time Collections Coordinator for the Trail Museum and Archives, effective Feb. 26.

Austin will work directly with Sarah Benson-Lord, the Museum and Archives Manager, in the new Trail Riverfront Centre scheduled to open later this spring. Austin’s main duties will include handling accruals to the Trail Historical Society’s (THS) artifact and archival collections, and research and curatorial duties.

By Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

Ahead of the 2018 RoboGames, Selkirk College is providing training to adults in the region so they can support youth eager to participate in the growing phenomenon.

On Feb. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Midas Fab Lab in Trail, learn robotics basics from Brad Pommen, the Nelson Tech Club founder who enthusiastically brought RoboGames to the Kootenay Boundary starting in 2010.

“We take the adult through the entire process from unboxing your robot to assembly to programming so that they can mentor students in their communities to do the same thing,” says Pommen.

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

In response to questions from residential customers, FortisBC is hosting public information sessions to help customers better understand the possible impacts of the rate design changes it’s seeking from the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC).

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Feb 04 2018

“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity.”Martin Luther King Jr.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 04 2018

RCMP said in a media release that two people and two horses died after a semi trailer collided head-on with a pickup truck early Saturday morning on Highway 3/95 west of Creston.

Police received a call at 9 a.m. Saturday (February 3) of a serious motor vehicle collision on Higheay 3/95 near Irishmen Creek outside Moyie, BC.

"Investigation revealed that a westbound tractor trailer unit had lost control on black ice, jack knifed and went into the oncoming lane, colliding head on with an east bound pickup truck, which was towing a horse trailer," RCMP said.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Feb 02 2018

The city’s public engagement process for cannabis has begun and, although it is headed in the right direction says a proponent of the plant, the steps the municipality will need to take to get to June with a new regulating bylaw in place must continue to be careful, considerate and well informed.

The city seems to be well aware of their role — zoning, business licencing and home cultivation — said Brenton Raby, but they still need to be mindful of adding too many elements to the existing bylaws.

By Letters to the editor on Wednesday Jan 31 2018

On Feb. 27, the Selkirk College Board of Governors will vote on whether to once again increase tuition fee rates for the coming academic year. Students are reasonably agitated – the College has increased fees every year for over a decade. From 2008/09 to 2017/18, arts program tuition fees, on which average tuition fees are estimated, increased 19 percent at Selkirk College.

By Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

In mid-January I attended the British Columbia Natural Resources Forum in Prince George.  This is one of the biggest gatherings of resource companies, government leaders and nongovernment organizations in Canada, and is always a good place to hear the latest news from that sector.

By Claire Paradis on Tuesday Jan 30 2018

The Village of New Denver and its surrounding residents may have been given a reprieve when Interior Health changed its decision to curtail emergency department hours at the Slocan Community Health Centre (SCHC).

But residents realize this fight isn’t over. IH has said talks will resume in the spring about cutting hours at the Health Centre if there aren’t more physicians to cover on-call hours.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 29 2018

Two passengers and a bus driver walked away from an MVI involving a BC Transit bus Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio.

"I was en route to another call when I came across that incident, it had happened moments before," Lattanzio said, adding he continued on to the the original call and had Deputy Fire Chief Nick Ahlfeld take command of the incident. "There were two passengers and the bus driver, none of whom were injured."

Sharman Thomas, transit supervisor for Trail and Castlegar, attended the scene and said the incident occured at roughly 9:30 a.m.

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