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By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 04 2019

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September, but it’s what happens in March that provides the most lasting memories.

The Selkirk College Saints and the Vancouver Island University Mariners drop the puck on the league’s semi-final series starting Friday and a season’s worth of toil has all come down to what is guaranteed to be an exciting best-of-three. The Saints second place finish in the 24-game regular season means the drama will unfold at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Asking for people to send me their thoughts at the end of last week's article resulted in one of the largest responses I've ever received. Ultimately, the overwhelming choice of advice was to report the offending driver to ICBC and the police. Fewer people were willing to shrug their shoulders and carry on with life while two offered emotional support.

I was also advised on how dishonest people might seek to profit from the situation. This was not something that I had considered myself.

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Buying a lottery ticket can help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping abused, neglected and injured animals and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. This year’s Lottery is the biggest ever with $100,000 to be won PLUS up to $100,000 in the 50/50 bonus draw.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting event on April 11. The event, titled the State of the Kootenays: An Economic Update, is Castlegar & District’s Economic Development’s first ever Economic Forum.

By Trail Champion on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Smoking appears to be the cause of a fire in a Trail apartment building Friday afternoon, according to KBRFR Chief Dan Derby.

"Firefighters responded to a mattress fire at the Groutage apartments," he said in a press release issued Saturday. "(The) fire was contained to the area of origin (and) was caused by smoking activity.

He said eight Trail firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:40 p.m. Crews were on scene by 4:45 p.m., and the situation was under control by 5:02 p.m.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal effort from Mack Byers and a 32-save performance from Donovan Buskey to earn a 5-2 victory in Game #2 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials and even the series at 1-1 on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled to get the game on even terms in the final period but fell just short, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Merritt Centennials in Game #1 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Friday night. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 01 2019

RCMP officers in the Central Kootenay confirmed in a media release Friday the arrest of three individuals earlier this week after they allegedly obstructed vehicles entering a worksite north of Kaslo near Meadow Creek.

RCMP said on February 26, 2019 just before 7 a.m. Kaslo RCMP were conducting pro-active patrols on the Deception Fire Service Road near Meadow Creek, when they observed a large line-up of logging and light trucks, stopped on the roadway near the two-kilometre mark.

By Timothy Schafer on Friday Mar 01 2019

The adage ‘never look a gift horse in the mouth’ nearly came to pass with disastrous effects for Grand Forks city council.

Grand Forks city council almost made that gaff Feb. 11 and risked losing a provincially-funded, million-dollar low income housing project that had landed unprompted in its municipal lap.

Maybe the project came too easily, but for four out of seven members of city council the only response to the project when it came up for “form and character” development permit approval was to balk and vote against it.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Mar 01 2019

In a media release Thursday, FortisBC said the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) approved the companies request to return to a single, flat rate for its residential electricity customers over a period of five years.

The release said the request formed part of FortisBC’s Cost of Service Analysis and Rate Design Application, submitted to the BCUC in December 2017.

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