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By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Mar 17 2019

At an annual event held at Selkirk College, students are welcoming the community to join them for a celebration that addresses some big topics, the elephant in the room.

The Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program students are hosting a free afternoon event March 25 at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The public is invited to join in the fun. Entertainment will include music, dancing, cake, a graffiti wall, crafts corner, food, face painting, human library, live performances, and so much more.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 17 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used just 12 seconds of overtime with Owen Ozar playing the hero to give the visitors a 5-4 victory and a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Saturday night. 

By Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 16 2019

The Trail Smoke Eatersused an outstanding defensive performance to pick up a 3-1 victory in Game #1 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. 

Trail had some good looks in the opening period and had three power plays to work with, including a 1:12 5-on-3-man advantage, but the Smoke Eaters could not beat Vipers netminder Aidan Porter who made 10 saves on 10 shots in the period. Donovan Buskey turned aside all 4 shots he saw his way in the Smoke Eaters net to keep the game scoreless after one period. 

By Bob Hall on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Selkirk College has triumphed over the province’s post-secondary giants to claim bragging rights in the BC Cool Campus Challenge after students and staff pledged to take steps towards climate action.

By Contributor on Thursday Mar 14 2019

Kalesnikoff Lumber Company is pleased to announce North America’s most advanced, fully integrated, multi-species mass timber manufacturing facility in South Slocan, B.C. which will create 50 new, full-time, technology-centered local jobs.

Kalesnikoff’s $35 million mass timber investment will encompass construction of a new 110,000 sq ft. building, and the purchase of state-of-the-art processing equipment and technology from leading companies including Denmark-based Kallesoe Machinery and Canadian-based Conception RP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 14 2019

It’s no secret to many the significance of the underground pot industry in the Nelson economy.

And now, thanks to the miles of red tape thrust onto any potential recreational grower looking to get into the lucrative pot growing industry by Federal and Provincial governments, many of those small businesses could potentially dry up.

To help these small growers to compete in this new cannabis industry, a person who worked for the Canadian government years ago is coming to Nelson Monday to speak to cannabis producers, processors and retailers about the co-operative process.

By Michael Jessen on Thursday Mar 14 2019

“I am relentlessly practical when it comes to climate change. Scientists have said we have three years to peak global greenhouse gas emissions or we risk climate catastrophe. I carry that timeline in my head and in my heart every day, and I think about what I can do to make it better.” – Grace Nosek

A famous line from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, “What’s past is prologue”, is often used to imply that the past determines the future.

By Interior Health Authority on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Interior Health (IH) is pleased to announce that it has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a consultant for the detailed design of the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Project.

This design RFP includes managing architectural and engineering services for the duration of the project.

By Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Tuesday the schedule for their Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Smoke Eaters and Vipers will meet in their eighth playoff series with the two having a long postseason history. Trail and Vernon have played in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008 and most recently in 2017 with the Vipers defeating the Smoke Eaters in five games in the Interior Division Semi Final.

By Trail Champion staff on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Two men who have been going door-to-door asking to see residents' Fortis bills are, indeed, working for a gas company - Access Gas, to be specific.

"We received several calls from members of the public identifying the two males approaching people at their residents in the Trail area and requesting to personal information," said RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich. "The two males are working for Access Gas Services and are asking to see FortisBC billing information of local residents.