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By Eileen Delehanty Pearkes on Thursday Apr 25 2019

Eileen Delehanty Pearkes has been researching and writing about the history and politics of water in the upper Columbia Basin since 2005. 

By RDKB on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

A general overview of discussion items and major decisions from last month's Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) Board of Directors meeting.

The next board meeting was held Thursday at the Grand Forks office.

Emergency Alerting Software Launched

The RDKB Emergency Alerting System was officially launched on April 10. Nearly 1,000 people have already registered to receive notifications about emergencies in the region. To sign up, visit this link.

By Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

The Selkirk College Saints are turning the page to a new chapter as the hockey team celebrates the achievements of the last four years and opens the door for a new head coach.

After four successful seasons as head coach of the men’s hockey program, Brent Heaven is stepping down to pursue other interests. During his time behind the bench, Heaven helped guide the Saints to a British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship in 2016 and finishes his stint at Selkirk College with an impressive overall 62-25-0-10 record.

By Valerie Rossi on Wednesday Apr 24 2019

Regional health and wellness resources are coming together in Trail to offer free consultations and demonstrations in a one-day event presented by the Trail & District Chamber of Commerce.

The Kootenay Healthy Lifestyles Expo, slated for May 4 at the Trail Memorial Centre, offers access to over 70 exhibits and market vendors, as well as insight from experts.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 23 2019

Local students are once again stepping up to the climate change plate by hosting its second school strike in two months Friday, May 3rd from noon to 2:30 p.m. in front of Nelson City Hall.

On March 4, more than 200 students attended the first school strike inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement.

By Letters to the editor on Monday Apr 22 2019

To The Editor:

Accidents can happen in a split second. As the weather warms up and kids spend more time outside, I encourage parents, teachers and community group leaders to help pass on The War Amps PLAYSAFE message.

I grew up in The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program and have met kids who have lost limbs in accidents. As a leg amputee, I also know what it is like to live without a limb.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 21 2019

I just finished reading an article titled "Old People Should..." in the May 2019 edition of the Reader's Digest. It explained that we could find out what people ask Google most often by seeing how the search engine auto filled our queries. The top result for "old people should" was that they should not drive.

I took the idea one step further and searched on "drivers should."

By Bruce Fuhr on Saturday Apr 20 2019

In Canada, Eco Warriors will be sounding the alarms regarding global warming on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

Across the Big Pond, alarm bells were ringing loud and clear as climate protesters did their best to raise awareness society is in the midst of mass extinction during the Extinction Rebellion outside the British Parliament.

“We have three demands,” said Clare Carlile Good Friday morning from outside one of the tents in the heart of London.

Carlile said the three demands are:

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Police are pleased by the ease with which they made a drug arrest Friday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On April 12, at 3:10 a.m., a Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP General Duty police officer was conducting a routine patrol on Daniel Street in West Trail when he was flagged down by an intoxicated 37-year-old female," he said.

By Interior Health Authority on Wednesday Apr 17 2019

Following outbreaks of measles occurring around the globe, the Government of British Columbia launched a Measles Immunization Catch-Up Programto ensure children in B.C. are protected from measles. There are currently no active confirmed cases of measles in Interior Health.