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May is Invasive Species Action Month. Nip them in the bud!

burdock

Anyone hiking or biking on trails in our region may have noticed that many of those trails are being hemmed in by certain plants: burdock with its nasty burrs later in the year, spotted knapweed, common tansy, hoary alyssum, policeman's helmet (AKA Himalayan balsam) -- even, in some places, Japanese knotweed -- and other invasive species.  Yes, all those (and many more) are invasives, and they spread especially fast along the trails because we all unwittingly spread their seeds on our clothing, our bikes and our dogs' fur.

Share the roads with motorcycles

Warmer weather promises to bring out the motorcycle riders on roads in the Southern Interior.

ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) said sixty per cent of motorcycle crashes in B.C. involve other vehicles.

Which why police and ICBC are urging everyone to share the roads safely with motorcycles and yield the right-of-way at intersections.

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and, with warmer weather upon us, more riders will be hitting the road. It's important that both drivers and riders practice safe driving to keep our communities safer.

Three explosions force evacuation of local business

Three explosions force evacuation of local business

Employees at KC Recycling in Waneta got a bit of a fright this morning when an electrical fire caused three explosions.

Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Captain Grant Tyson said they received the emergency call at 10:18 a.m. and responded with six Trail firefighters and another three from Montrose.

BC ELECTION 2017: Vonnie Lavers (Green Party)

BC ELECTION 2017: Vonnie Lavers (Green Party)

Election Day (May 9th) is quickly approaching and many voters are still wondering how to cast their ballots. The Boundary Sentinel asked each candidate in the Boundary-Similkameen riding the same five questions. Check here for the answers from Green Party candidate Vonnie Lavers.

1. How well do you think the provincial government has served the people of the Boundary-Similkameen?

The BC Liberals have failed us on account of their lack of vision for
sustainable communities.

BC ELECTION 2017: Colleen Ross (NDP)

BC ELECTION 2017: Colleen Ross (NDP)

Election Day (May 9th) is quickly approaching and many voters are still wondering how to cast their ballots. The Boundary Sentinel asked each candidate in the Boundary-Similkameen riding the same five questions. Check here for the answers from NDP candidate Colleen Ross.

1. How well do you think the provincial government has served the people of the Boundary-Similkameen?​  

Selkirk College Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Years is now available for purchase.The commemorative coffee table book’s co-authors Takaia Larsen (left) and Bob Hall (right) opened the first boxes hot off the press last week at the Castlegar Campus loading dock.

Five decades in the making, a beautiful coffee table book on the history of inspiring post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary has been released to help mark Selkirk College’s 50th Anniversary.

Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Yearsstarts at the beginning and chronicles the rich history of post-secondary through words, photographs and brilliant design.

BC ELECTION 2017: Dr. Peter Entwistle (Independent)

BC ELECTION 2017: Dr. Peter Entwistle (Independent)

Election Day (May 9th) is quickly approaching and many voters are still wondering how to cast their ballots. The Boundary Sentinel asked each candidate in the Boundary-Similkameen riding the same five questions. Check here for the answers from Independent candidate Dr. Peter Entwistle.

1. How well do you think the provincial government has served the people of the Boundary-Similkameen?

Advance polling dates in Boundary region

Advance polling dates in Boundary region

Residents of the province go to the polls for the BC Provincial Election Tuesday, May 9.

However, anyone unable to make voting day can mark their ballots during advance polling that began this past weekend, including Grand Forks.

In the Boundary region, advance polling is being held again at the Grand Forks Seniors Hall Friday and Saturday (May 5-6); in Rock Creek at the Rock Creek & Boundary Fair Pavilion Wednesday to Saturday (May 3-6); and Christina Lake, at the Community Centre, May 5-6.

Advance polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Riches beyond any party's wildest dreams

The B.C. Liberals raised $13.1 million while the  B.C. NDP raised $6.2 million and B.C. Green party came in at $754,988.

Earlier this month the 2016 donation numbers for B.C.'s political parties were filed with Elections B.C. and, not unexpectedly, it was another bumper crop for the B.C. Liberals. 

The party raised $13.1 million, more than any other provincial party in Canada and $4.8 million more than the federal NDP and Green party combined. 

The B.C. NDP raised $6.2 million – $791,469 more than its federal counterpart – and the B.C. Green party came in at $754,988.

Six homes remain on Evacuation Alert near Zwicky Road Landslide

The map shows the area under Evacuation Alert for the Zwicky Road Landslide.

In a media release Friday, the Regional District of Central Kootenay has rescinding the Evacuation Order for six homes below the Zwicky Road Landslide.

However, the RDCK said the six homes will remain on Evacuation Alert.

“The Evacuation Alert on the surrounding 41 homes has been rescinded,” the release said. “Residents are asked to stay alert for signs of slides.

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