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by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

Grand Forks Council announced the city has signed a contract with the current Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Diane Heinrich to become the CAO for two and a half years.

The decision comes almost a year of evaluations and deliberation.

Heinrich was selected to be Interim CAO after the departure of Doug Allin in March 2017. Previously, she had performed as Interim CAO in...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 18 2018

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.

"From an average of...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Jan 18 2018

The New Year is a time to look ahead and plan for the future. My wife and I have been talking about pensions lately.  She’s debating whether to start her Canada Pension Plan payments. We were self-employed for much of our careers, so she doesn’t have a company pension to draw on, but we have tried to build up our RRSPs over the years.

Pensions are important to all of us. Canadian...

by Trail Champion on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

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.

“Shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, the Trail and Greater Regional Fire...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

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...

by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

On Jan. 12, the 91 -year-old pedestrian who was struck by a transit bus unfortunately succumbed to his injuries, accoridng to RCMP Sgt. Laurel Mathew.

"The collision is still under investigation," she said. "Any witnesses to the incident that have not been spoken to by Police as of yet are asked to contact the Castlegar RCMP at 250-365-7721."

Previous coverage:

A 91-year-...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Another storm has missed the Boundary, West Kootenay Region as Environment Canada has ended its Freezing Rain Alert issued Tuesday.

However, motorists driving in the higher elevations of Highway 3, including the Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass, should be aware of the chance of snow or freezing rain.

Environment Canada issues Freezing Rain Alert for Boundary, West Kootenay...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.

When she enroled in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program (EACSW) on the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Jan 15 2018

It makes me very sad to be having to write this again, and that we once more find ourselves coping with a horrific couple of months in our region – motor vehicle fatalities and injuries, fires, unexpected deaths, community icons lost.

I think the knee-jerk reaction of most good people is to want to do something, to help in some way. Unfortunately, there is very rarely anything...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The Trinity Western University Spartans accomplished what very few visiting British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) teams manage on a visit to the West Kootenay — a weekend sweep of the Selkirk College Saints.

In the Saints’ first action of 2018, the visitors escaped the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-3 win on Friday night and a 3-2 overtime victory...

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