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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Mar 19 2013

A series of break-and-enters have been perpetrated against Johnson's Landing homes and outbuilding, including the home where three people died in a landslide eight months ago, according to RCMP Cpl. Shaun Begg.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Mar 18 2013

What seemed to be an explosion in West Trail prompted a 9-1-1 call Friday night, according to Regional Fire Chief Terry Martin, of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

“(At 10:44 p.m.) we received a 9-1-1 call for a possible explosion on McAnnaly Street,” he said. “There were no visible flames, smoke or anything. Crews did a 360 of the house and found a fire in the basement suite. It was apparent the fire had been burning for quite some time – there was extensive smoke and heat damage.”

By Contributor on Monday Mar 18 2013

Registrations are being accepted for artists/venues in the Columbia Basin to participate in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour (CBCT).

The CBCT is a self-guided tour showcasing local arts, culture and heritage offered at no charge to the general public. Full-colour tour directories will be available free of charge to the public as a guide to visit your studio, exhibition, museum, art gallery, cultural centre or heritage site throughout the Columbia Basin during this special weekend event. And yes, "artists" includes visual, written, performing, media and inter-arts.

By Erin Perkins on Friday Mar 15 2013

Retiring long-term volunteers, baseball field upgrades and the withdrawal of two key teams has lead to the cancellation of the 2013 Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament scheduled for the last week in August.

The Grand Forks International Baseball Society Board of Directors made the official announcement today, Friday, March 15.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2013

The West Kootenay Transit Committee (WKTC) received an update from BC Transit on the West Kootenay Regional Transit project on March 13. Kevin Schubert, Regional Transit Manager, outlined the gains that have been realized by the region working together.

The highlights include:

By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Mar 12 2013
A Castlegar man has been arrested and charged with several offences following a robbery that occurred at a local downtown liquor store on Feb. 25 at just prior to 10 p.m., according to Sgt. RCMP Laurel Mathew.
"The lone suspect entered the store wearing a disguise and demanded money from the employee," she said. "He subsequently fled out the store on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapons were produced.
By Contributor on Monday Mar 11 2013

Fundraising is a familiar activity for non-profit organizations, but the West Kootenay Women’s Association is hoping to find a way to spend less time seeking money and more time delivering benefits to the community.

By Contributor on Friday Mar 08 2013

Chrisa, the one and only current female police dog on the RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, partnered with the newest dog handler to the team, captured their first suspect following an alleged armed robbery.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 07 2013

Two people are in police custody and will be attending Rossland court today, according to Crime Reduction Unit commanding officer Cpl. Darryl Orr.

"On March 7, members of the Trail Crime Reduction Unit arrested Melody Hutchinson, 23, and Trevor Isenor, 34, without incident," Orr said. "Isenor was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest for being unlawfully at large.

He said police have also recommended a charge of Break and Enter against Isenor, for an incident that occurred in an East Trail residence on Jan. 11.

By Contributor on Monday Mar 04 2013

The BC budget for 2013 fails women and children right here in the Kootenays, according to Castlegar and District Community Service Society's Mary DeVan.

DeVan issued the following press release panning the province's lack of action in responding to violence against women and children:

The 2013 BC budget was released yesterday, and there are no increases provided for critical services that respond to violence against women and children throughout BC, nor in the Kootenays.