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By Castlegar Source on Monday Mar 04 2019

On March 4, at approximately 3:20p.m., Police and Emergency Services responded to a head-on collision on Highway 3 on the Bombi Pass near Salmo.

"Upon arrival it was determined that two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision and police can confirm two fatalities at this time," said a press release issued by RCMP.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Mar 04 2019

Was it a way to skip school or a chance to make a change for the future? Organizers sure hope the latter is true because if change doesn’t happen soon there may be no future.

A couple of hundred students, some as young as 10 years old arriving with parents, flocked to the Nelson City Hall Courtyard Monday afternoon to participate in the Climate Change Strike.

The event, organized by Daniela Sirois Ennis and Alyssa Taburiaux, was an opportunity for local youth to tell the establishment they are upset with leaders’ inaction on climate change.

By Trail Champion on Monday Mar 04 2019

Ongoing issues with non-students abusing the Trail Selkirk College campus have both police and college authorities working to address the issue, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

He said this, most recent, response is due to an incident Friday.

By Bob Hall on Monday Mar 04 2019

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September, but it’s what happens in March that provides the most lasting memories.

The Selkirk College Saints and the Vancouver Island University Mariners drop the puck on the league’s semi-final series starting Friday and a season’s worth of toil has all come down to what is guaranteed to be an exciting best-of-three. The Saints second place finish in the 24-game regular season means the drama will unfold at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Asking for people to send me their thoughts at the end of last week's article resulted in one of the largest responses I've ever received. Ultimately, the overwhelming choice of advice was to report the offending driver to ICBC and the police. Fewer people were willing to shrug their shoulders and carry on with life while two offered emotional support.

I was also advised on how dishonest people might seek to profit from the situation. This was not something that I had considered myself.

By Contributor on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Buying a lottery ticket can help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. With the return of the BC SPCA Lottery for animals in need, you can win big by helping abused, neglected and injured animals and potentially, put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. This year’s Lottery is the biggest ever with $100,000 to be won PLUS up to $100,000 in the 50/50 bonus draw.

By Castlegar Source on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Castlegar & District Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an exciting event on April 11. The event, titled the State of the Kootenays: An Economic Update, is Castlegar & District’s Economic Development’s first ever Economic Forum.

By Trail Champion on Sunday Mar 03 2019

Smoking appears to be the cause of a fire in a Trail apartment building Friday afternoon, according to KBRFR Chief Dan Derby.

"Firefighters responded to a mattress fire at the Groutage apartments," he said in a press release issued Saturday. "(The) fire was contained to the area of origin (and) was caused by smoking activity.

He said eight Trail firefighters responded to the call, which came in at 4:40 p.m. Crews were on scene by 4:45 p.m., and the situation was under control by 5:02 p.m.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal effort from Mack Byers and a 32-save performance from Donovan Buskey to earn a 5-2 victory in Game #2 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials and even the series at 1-1 on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled to get the game on even terms in the final period but fell just short, dropping a 4-2 decision to the Merritt Centennials in Game #1 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena on Friday night. 

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