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by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

It’s official – our former, long-time CAO John Malcolm is now retired, and incoming CAO Chris Barlow attended his first council meeting as city manager at council’s regular meeting Monday night.

Malcolm came to Castlegar as CAO in January of 2008.

When asked what he’ll remember most fondly of Castlegar, Malcolm said, “There seems to have been a transformation – a continuing...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A local retired RCMP officer played a huge role in getting six Castlegar residents to safety during the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night.

Jo-Ann Bursey, a local realtor, and her husband, retired RCMP Const. Wally Bursey, were part of a group of eight people attending the country music festival (six were from Castlegar and two from Texas).

“We went there specifically for...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Oct 05 2017

A Trail woman is in police custody after a drug raid last month, according to a press release issued by Trail RCMP Acting Sgt. Darryl Orr.

“On Sept. 22, the Trail Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of Castlegar Crime Reduction Unit and Regional General Investigation Section executed a search warrant granted under the authority of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act at a...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.

“Students are more in debt now than ever in the history...

by FortisBC PowerSense on Thursday Oct 05 2017

In response to customer interest in solar power, FortisBC has applied to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to build the Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, a community solar array that, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

If approved, this project would provide FortisBC customers an opportunity to meet a portion of their energy needs...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 05 2017

One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.

“Avi Lewis is a very...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards....

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

An accident near Grand Forks on Highway 3 has claimed the life of three people police said in a media release.

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 3, Grand Forks RCMP and RCMP West Kootenay Traffic Services attended to a head-on collision on Highway 3.

Police arrjved to a two vehicle head-on collision, 9 kilometers West of Grand Forks on Highway 3.

"Upon the initial...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Conservative Member of Parliament Mel Arnold wants to make theft of firefighting equipment, which theft causes "actual danger to life,"  a specific Criminal Code offense with a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life. That's the same maximum penalty as mischief causing actual danger to life.

Anyone who was evacuated from their homes during the raging progress of BC's record-breaking...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

The 55+ BC Games were held in Vernon this year, and again, husband and wife team Stephen Langley and Danielle (Dany) Montandon rose to the occasion.

They competed in 3 road riding events ― Time Trial, Road Race & Hill Climb, with Dany scoring 3 first place finishes.  Steve was also on the podium 3 times - 1st (tied), 2nd (tied) and 3rd, in the events, respectively.

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