NDP MP Wayne Stetski is encouraging Canadians to write the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry in support of National Local Food Day.
The Columbia Basin’s many remote recreation sites and trails are beautiful and worthy destinations that inspire people to get active. They’re also the focus of a new partnership between Recreation Sites and Trails BC and Columbia Basin Trust where up to 15 students will be hired to help improve various backcountry sites over the summer, supported by $1.5 million over three to five years from the Trust.
The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) today presented its Facility Excellence Award for projects under $1 million to the Trail Riverfront Centre in the City of Trail. The award recognizes
outstanding innovation in facility concept, design development, maintenance or operation in a facility.
The BC SPCA is reminding members of the public to make sure pets are safely secured in their vehicle when travelling this summer.
“This time of year we start to see more people taking their pets, particularly dogs, with them on road trips or camping. We recommend that pets are kept inside the vehicle in a secured crate or restrained with a dog seatbelt,” says the SPCA’s general manager, communications, Lorie Chortyk.
The Canadian Mental Health Association(CMHA), BC Division kicks off its 68th annual Mental Health Week (May 6 -12) celebrations with a new campaign – CelebrateEverydayVictories -encouraging youth and young adults throughout British Columbia to pause and acknowledge their small daily wins and celebrate their journey towards positive mental wellness.
@KostelecPlan asked a couple of good questions on Twitter this week. He wanted to know what the distracted driving laws in BC are and would I share my thoughts on media outlets using video footage submitted by distracted drivers in their news stories.
The video he shared with his questions showed the view out the drivers window of a moving vehicle showing a bear walking along the top of the concrete barrier at the side of the highway in Radium.
The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Braden Costello (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season.
Castlegar Fire Chief Sam Lattanzio is praising quick-thinking police for knocking down a blaze Thursday afternoon before fire crews even arrived on scene.
He said the call came in at 4:44 p.m. about a wildfire aside a well-travelled path on 12 Street just off Columbia Avenue.
“It was actually called in by an RCMP member who was driving by and noticed smoke,” Lattanzio said. “We were there within about six minutes, I think.”
By the time fire crews arrived, there were two squad cars and three members on scene.
Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich said this afternoon that an apparent homicide in Montrose is not cause for concern for the safety of other residents.
"The male and female were known to each other, they both lived at the residence,” Wicentowich reported. “And the public was not at risk at any time in regards to this incident."
He said more details will follow as the investigation continues.
For anyone keeping score at home, April was, well, a typical month regarding weather said Ron Lakeman at the Southeast Fire Centre.
“The mean monthly temperature was bang on normal while the total amount of precipitation (all rain) was only 69% of normal,” Lakeman said in his monthly weather synopsis.
Lakeman said several Pacific disturbances pushed across the southern part of the province during April producing frequent showers but generally light amounts of rain.
He said measurable rain fell 16 of the 30 days while trace amounts were recorded another six days.