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By Contributor on Monday Dec 19 2022

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together, but I’ve been very lucky,” said Mather.  

By The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 19 2022

West Kootenay/Boundary residents should be able to experience a White Christmas Day after Environment Canada issued another Snowfall Warning Tuesday for the region, with accumulations expected between 10cm — for Boundary — to 20cm — for West Kootenay/Kootenay Lake.

Environment Canada said heavy snow is expected Tuesday and into the evening for the West Kootenay, Kootenay Lake, East Kootenay, South Elk Valley, Grand Forks, Midway Christina Lake as well as Highway 3 — Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass.

By Bob Hall on Friday Dec 16 2022
In the age of multi-device information access at your fingertips, a freshly renovated computer lab at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Library is urging students to explore the lifeblood of post-secondary learning.
Made possible with funds provided by Columbia Basin Trust through its ongoing support of enhancing student experience, the new $100,000 computer lab has added more work stations, the latest computer technology and a learning space that places emphasis on the role libraries play in higher education.
By Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 15 2022

Pointing their acquired skills and knowledge towards leadership work on a wide range of community projects, fourth-year students in Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program completed the fall semester with tangible outcomes for the health care sector.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Dec 14 2022

In media release Wednesday, the staff, leadership, and Board of Directors announced that Grand Forks Credit Union (gfcu) members have voted in favour of a merger with Gulf & Fraser* that will take effect on January 1, 2023.

The media release said the merged credit union will better serve their collective membership, employees, and communities through scale and combined resources.

"This result guarantees a more robust credit union in the Boundary," said gfu Board Chair, Michael Strukoff.

By RDKB on Tuesday Dec 13 2022
“I love firefighting,” says Carlene Pires, who has become the first-ever female captain within the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue Service (KBRFR).  “I just so happen to be a woman too,” she adds.

Carlene is proud of her paid-on-call (POC) job as well as the determination and accomplishments that have engineered her rise to the top.  She hopes that any publicity generated will encourage more aspiring firefighters, regardless of age or gender, to join the service during the KBRFR’s annual spring recruitment drive.

By Contributor on Tuesday Dec 13 2022

Planning to drive over the busy holiday season?

Whether it’s to see family and friends or for work, West Kootenay/Boundary drivers will be at risk.

ICBC reports an average of more than 1,900 crashes every year in B.C. over the holidays. Claims for injuries incurred during work-related driving increase every December, according to WorkSafeBC statistics.

The best gift drivers can give themselves is to prepare and plan ahead to ensure they — and their passengers — get home safe, says Shift into Winter, an annual campaign supported by the Winter Driving Safety Alliance

By Timothy Schafer Local Journalism Initiative Reporter on Monday Dec 12 2022

For those that regularly traverse the city sidewalks on a daily winter sojourn the trip might be a little more precarious this snowy season.

The city has established a new Snow and Ice Control Policy but has the priority of sidewalk and stairway clearing behind the completion of the city’s streets.

The idea of leaving all of the city’s sidewalks off the priority list — schedule A — did not sit well with Coun. Keith Page.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Dec 09 2022

Earlier this week, the City of Castlegar’s Facebook page was removed without any notice or indication of why.

The City uses its Facebook page to share community information with residents and the page is a critically important communication tool during emergencies, like the Merry Creek Wildfire.

This City has ruled out security concerns and has reported the issue to Facebook but has not received any acknowledgment or response.

By The Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Dec 08 2022

A Nelson businessman is getting noticed on the social media video platform, TikTok during a visit to Europe to meet his daughter.

Jeff Shecter, who owns and operates Zap Welding and Glotech Sign Manufacturing in Nelson, is getting noticed thanks to a funny video post about a Canadian Dad in Europe post by daughter Hannah Teslin.

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