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By CBT on Monday Nov 19 2018

Much of life today revolves around technology. More and more people are seeing new opportunities in the areas of video and music production, creating digital art and animation or recording their own podcasts. Yet not everyone has access to the technology required to participate or thrive in this digital world. Soon, more Columbia Basin residents will be able to access digital equipment and software, with support from Columbia Basin Trust’s new Community Technology Program.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Nov 19 2018

A local 51-year-old tow truck driver has died after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to help another motorist, according to RCMP Sgt. Chad Badry, of West Kootenay Traffic Services.

“On Nov. 17, just after 5:30 p.m. Castlegar RCMP were called to a collision between a vehicle and a deer on Hwy 22, from Castlegar from Trail,” Badry said in a press release today.

By Boundary Sentinel on Monday Nov 19 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary held a light meeting in regards to business as the new board was sworn in during the inaugural meeting following the recent civic election.

Six returning directors, seven new directors sworn in

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Nov 19 2018

Not since 2013 when current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau travelled through the Kootenays has a leader of a Federal Party stopped in Nelson.

Saturday, Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP toured the Heritage City before holding court in front of a crowd of supporters during the Kootenay-Columbia nomination meeting for MP Wayne Stetski at the Nelson Curling Club Lounge.

“We have so much in common . . . there’s so much that links us all,” Singh said to the large crowd of supporters, adding that everyone needs to work together to build a stronger Canada.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Nov 17 2018

The provincial government was on the move this week, making announcements throughout the province regarding plans to fund 4,900 new affordable mixed-income rental homes.

When the final microphone was unplugged, and the last MLA departed, 42 communities across British Columbia received a cash infusion as part of the Building BC: Community Housing Fund — including $4.5 Million for a new Nelson Cares project at the corner of Hall and Front Streets in Nelson.

By Trevor Miller on Friday Nov 16 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Friday the team has acquired forward Chase Stevenson (’99) in a three-team trade involving the Surrey Eagles and Powell River Kings.

The Smoke Eaters have traded the CJHL playing rights of defenseman Ethan Martini (’00) to the Kings while defenseman Jeremy Smith (’98) and Powell River goaltender Hayden Missler (’99) have been acquired by the Eagles. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Nov 15 2018

Time is running out on the voters wanting to cast a say on how BC moves forward to determine who gets to sit in the Legislature.

Deadline to cast a vote in the Proportional Representation referendum is approaching quickly, and campus coordinators for ‘Pro Rep is Lit’ - Vote PR BC’s province-wide youth campaign are urging students who haven’t received their electoral reform ballot to order one online by Friday (November 16) and get it in the mail no later than November 23, to make sure their votes are counted.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Nov 15 2018

As I get older, I find there are fewer and fewer things I’m willing to get upset about – hence the lack of editorial rants of late.

There is, however, one issue that has me so incensed, so appalled, so disgusted, so flat-out ashamed, that it’s taken me weeks to write about it without using some of the more colourful (and less socially acceptable) words in what I flatter myself to think is an extensive vocabulary.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal third-period and a late tally from Kent Johnson to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Vernon Vipers on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The Smoke Eaters got ahead of the game with a Carter Jones tally before the Vipers answered with a goal in the 2nd and 3rd period to get their first lead of the game. Hayden Rowan tied the game with a 3rd period power play goal before Kent Johnson scored the game winner with just over five minutes remaining to help the Smoke Eaters to a one-goal victory. 

By RDKB on Thursday Nov 15 2018

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary board of directors re-elected Electoral Area D/Rural Grand Forks Director Roly Russell as board chair and Electoral Area C/Christina Lake Director Grace McGregor as vice-chair at the November 14 board meeting a media release said.