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By Contributor on Tuesday Jun 04 2019

Save-On-Foods, on behalf of its generous customers, team members and supplier and business partners, presented an amazing $2.1 million to BC Children’s Hospital at the annual Miracle Weekend Telethon.

By Contributor on Monday Jun 03 2019

The West Kootenay Timberwolves kicked off the first of two back-to-back home weekends in Rossland on June 1.  The visiting Cranbrook Outlaws were looking for their second win of the season against the Timberwolves. The players did not disappoint the fans, with both teams delivering a strong and entertaining performance. The game ended tied at 6, with neither team able to score in the 5‑minute sudden death overtime.

By Trail Champion on Monday Jun 03 2019

A suspected arsonist has been arrested in connection with a fire Tuesday, according to Trail top cop RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

“On May 28, at 5:44 p.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP responded to the report of an intentionally set fire outside of the Gescan building in the 1300 block of Columbia Avenue in Trail,” Wicentowich said.

He said the RCMP located and arrested a 34-year-old male suspect near the area of the fire.  

By City of Castlegar on Friday May 31 2019

The City of Castlegar has received a grant that will make an important re-investment in the West Kootenay Regional Airport in 2019.

A $1,050,000 grant received from the BC Air Access Program (BCAAP) will rehabilitate taxiway B and two-thirds of the apron at the airport. The City will contribute $350,000 (25% of total project costs) to the $1,400,000 project.

By Castlegar Source on Friday May 31 2019

The West Kootenay Regional Airport will be receiving $1.05 million through the B.C. Air Access Program to improve safety and convenience for people travelling through the Castlegar.   

“Airports are a key link for the people who live, work and play in our beautiful region,” said New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy. “Our government sees the value and importance of investing in rural transportation infrastructure.”

By Kyra Hoggan on Friday May 31 2019

Keep your eyes peeled this Sunfest for our newest iteration of police patrols in Castlegar – the bicycle cop.

Castlegar RCMP actually has two new e-bikes now and two officers trained to use them, according to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner. 

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 30 2019

If the Nelson Curling Club didn’t have any bad luck, the organization would have no luck at all.

The club experienced its second ammonia leak less than five months Tuesday at the facility next to the Nelson and District Community Complex on Cedar Street.

Club president Gord Wiess said in a media release the executive was aware of the potential of a small leak in the dormant system but was hoping the remaining ammonia could be removed before any additional leaks occurred.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday May 30 2019

The BC Government took another step toward its goal of clean energy vehicles by 2040 by passing the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act (ZEVA), passed on Wednesday in Victoria.

In a media release Wednesday, the ruling NDP said the act means all new light-duty cars and trucks sold in the province will be clean energy vehicles by 2040, delivering on a key commitment the government made in its CleanBC plan.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday May 29 2019

In a media release, the Canadian Red Cross provided an update Tuesday on the relief and recovery work taking place in the B.C. Regional District of Kootenay Boundary more than a year after devastating floods forced thousands to evacuate their homes.

The 2018 B.C. Floods Fund has reached a total of $7.2 million thanks to the Government of B.C. and generous Canadians. To date, the Red Cross has spent or committed $5.2 million, which represents 71 per cent of the total funds. 

By Trail Champion on Tuesday May 28 2019

When following up the RCMP press release regarding 'Stag Night',  the Castlegar Source/Trail Champion editor asked about the legalities should a young person (particularly a minor) agree to be subjected to same.

Even without the issue of age of majority, RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich's response, sent to all local media, was unequivocal:

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