Cpl. Paul Voisine died in a recreational scuba diving accident last week. Voisine,along with five other divers was at the artificial reef near Snake Island off Vancouver Island and was off-duty at the time.
During the dive Cpl. Voisine was located unconscious on the deck of the sunken vessel, HMCS Saskatchewan. Immediate efforts were undertaken to assist him with his breathing and once on the surface first aid was administered. Cpl. Voisine never regained consciousness despite numerous attempts by emergency personnel to revive him. An autopsy has been scheduled.
Following a lengthy bail hearing on June 22 at the Nelson Courthouse, a youth suspect charged in the May 15 sudden death of a 25-year-old Trail resident was released from custody on bail with strict conditions.
The entire list of charges against the youth, whose name cannot be released, now includes: second degree murder, three possession and one possession of the purpose of trafficking (Controlled Drug and Substances Act) offences, and three prohibited weapon offences.
It’s a new era for those looking to enter the environmental sector in the West Kootenay.
The School of Environment and Geomatics (formerly School of Renewable Resources) at Selkirk College has completed its re-design of its curriculum in four environmental diploma programs — readying the program for fall 2011.
Testimony wrapped up today in a provincial court hearing into the death of Castlegar man while he was in police custody three years ago.
This is debatable.
One of the province's major auto insurance companies has released its top 30 worst roads in the province and only one West Kootenay strip of pavement has made the cut.
BCAA's public polling of the province's 20 worst roads has named the chunk of road from Balfour to Kaslo and over to Galena Bay (through Nakusp) — a well travelled stretch of road for tourists in the summer — as one of the worst in the province.
Now that the election frenzy has died down, life is getting back to normal. I would like to congratulate all MPs who were re-elected and also to welcome our new MPs. In particular, I would like to congratulate the two new MPs in neighbouring ridings: David Wilks in Kootenay-Columbia and Dan Albas in Okanagan-Coquihalla.