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By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 17 2019

A fresh look for Selkirk College athletics reflects the rugged beauty of the region while maintaining an important connection to post-secondary history.

Earlier this year, the college reached out to students, employees, alumni and community members about the Selkirk College Saints look, logo and name. Through online input and commenting via Rossland-based ThoughtExchange, it was clear that the name Saints should remain in place and a new logo would be welcomed.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jun 13 2019

Police are looking for public tips to help find a man who almost ran down a toddler while fleeing police on a dirt bike this afternoon, according to RCMP. Cpl. Brett Turner.

“I was doing patrols and witnessed what appeared to be an uninsured dirt bike tailgating a car near Columbia Road and Waterloo Road (south side of Hwy 3 in Ootischenia),” Turner said, adding that’s when police activated their emergency equipment in an attempt to pull the dirt bike over.

“The driver then accelerated and sped away, and in the process, almost struck a young child on a tricycle.”

By Bob Hall on Thursday Jun 13 2019

When Charles Mak first arrived to Selkirk College from Hong Kong in late-1986, international education was a virtually unknown post-secondary entity in the West Kootenay. Much has changed over the last 33 years.

Now working for a successful Shanghai-based office furniture company, Mak spends half his year traveling to all parts of the world where his time spent getting an English language education in British Columbia comes in handy. On his way to Chicago from Vancouver in early-June, Mak touched down in Castlegar for the first time since he left in 1989.

By Trail Champion on Thursday Jun 13 2019
In a brief press release issued this morning, police confirmed that missing Trail man Steven Sutherland was found.
"Steven Sutherland has been LOCATED and is being assessed. Thank you to the public, SAR, and media for the assistance."
 
Previous coverage:
 
On June 12, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report that Steven Sutherland, a 58-year-old male, was missing somewhere in the Trail and Greater area.
By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

The BC Wildfire Service is advising the public that effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre’s jurisdiction, which includes the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District and the Selkirk Natural Resource District.

The BC Wildfire Service is implementing this prohibition to help prevent wildfires caused by Category 3 burning and to protect public safety.

By Timothy Schafer on Wednesday Jun 12 2019

An industry that has been the backbone of the region’s economy for years but has been forced to operate in the shadows now has some municipal acknowledgement.

The Nelson Cannabis Collective had requested Monday night at City Hall during the regular meeting of council that the city provide a letter of support with regard to local cannabis cultivation.

The letter was intended as an acknowledgement by the city — in a non-binding fashion — of the cannabis industry as an emerging market, as well as a commitment by municipal government to work with the industry.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The West Kootenay Timberwolves hosted the higher-tiered Axemen and Stingers teams in Castlegar this weekend at the Complex.  The Timberwolves were impacted by a short bench on Saturday and fell to the Axemen 11-6. The home team rebounded with a solid 12-5 win against the Stingers on Sunday, in a game that saw the Timberwolves offence score 7 goals in the third period.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jun 10 2019

 A commitment to empowering confident and imaginative learners through quality post-secondary in the West Kootenay and Boundary region is cemented in a new document released by Selkirk College.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 10 2019

The BC SPCA is requesting the public’s help to find the owner of an abandoned mother dog and her puppies. A Good Samaritan found the mother dog, who SPCA staff named Casey, inside a sealed box with her nine puppies at the Puntzi Lake Landfill.

“There is no excuse for simply walking away from a pet and leaving them to die,” says Lorie Chortyk, the SPCA’s general manager of communications. “Abandoning animals is against the law and individuals can be prosecuted for their crime.”

By Timothy Schafer on Sunday Jun 09 2019

The location of a multi-unit supportive housing development for Grand Forks hangs in the balance as the city’s elected officials try and weigh the project’s merits.

The BC Housing project to add 34 units of housing to the city’s stock is pending, waiting for a city council directive to allow either a 70th Street location —  near Dick Bartlett Park — through a zoning amendment, or revert to the downtown at Second Street on what is currently a gravel parking lot owned by BC Housing.

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