By Glyn Humphries
July 2002: I became one of the outraged. Outraged, not just about cuts to health care, but also about Canada’s bedrock of democracy: accountability and democratic process. It was a dark era for democracy.
In one fell swoop, bureaucrats damaged Nelson’s hospital- like officials removing children from a family, without warning or consultation.
One year after being elected, BC Liberals made audacious and sweeping reforms to healthcare, devastating morale and teamwork at Kootenay Lake Hospital (KLH), established since 1893.
Grand Forks Search and Rescue and Christina Lake Fire Department successfully recovered a body from the Cascade Cove area of the Kettle River, near Grand Forks.
The body, found Monday, Aug. 6, has been positively identified as the missing 50-year-old male visitor, Andrew Barrie. He is the last of the three people to be recovered following the July 28 rafting incident.
Barrie of Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland was vacationing with his wife, Carol and his 16-year-old son Andrew when the accident happened.
Memorial for Ron and Jackie Legare said goodbye to a well loved, generous couple at their memorial service onThursday.
Ron and Jackie Legare, who drowned in a rafting trip on the Kettle River last Saturday, were honoured by friends and family Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Christina Lake Hall.
Friends fondly remember the couple as the first to jump in and help for any community function since they moved to the lake over 10 years ago. Ron, 74, supported community events like Winterfest, pancake breakfasts, and enjoyed golfing with friends.
A 71-year-old Christina Lake woman’s body was recovered by helicopter this morning from the Cascade Falls gorge after dying from injuries sustained when her raft was dragged over the falls by the current on Saturday afternoon.
The woman’s body was trapped in an eddy just below the first steps of the falls along the Kettle River just west of Christina Lake where the swift water recovery team was able to extract her. There were three people of a group floating the river who were carried over the falls.
One person is dead and two more are missing after the raft they were floating in went over Cascade Falls near Christina Lake Saturday afternoon.
There were four people in the raft on the Kettle River when they neared the falls and attempted to reach shore. A 16-year-old boy jumped from the raft and was able to swim to the edge.
The other three, a couple in their sixties and a man, about 40, were unable to break out of the current and went over the falls about 30 metres (100 feet) high with extremely jagged rocks.
Prologue: This column is loaded with sexual stereotypes and may offend some readers, which bothered me a bit while I was writing it. I realized, however, that there also seems to be a small bit of truth to most stereotypes (that’s what made them stereotypes in the first place). And that is, in my opinion, what makes them sort of funny. I am not an advocate of gender stereotypes, nor am I too politically correct to avoid using them entirely. In this particular column, their use seemed unavoidable.
Two Pass Creek residents were arrested after a grow-op raid yesterday, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.
The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) will lower its activation level from Level 2 to Level 1 as of this weekend and begin to focus on long-term recovery and assistance for Johnsons Landing residents and others affected by flooding, sloughs or landslides, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced Thursday.
While the RDCK will remain ready to respond to emergencies, regional district staff and other agencies who have been working fulltime at the EOC will return to their regular duties.
On July 25, Zellstoff Celgar Limited Partnership was sentenced in B.C. Provincial court for depositing acutely lethal effluent into the Columbia River, and for other offences under the Environmental Management Act. The sentencing is the result of a conviction on February 16, 2012, following an eight-day trial.