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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Apr 09 2019

Transport Canada announced today that it will be investing $1,296,811 in Castlegar’s West Kootenay Regional Airport.

The agency said in a press release issued Tuesday that the investment will include, “installing runway indication lights and an omni-directional approach lighting system; replacing constant current regulators and a standby diesel generator with fuel tank; and installing a runway precision approach path indicator system”.

By Contributor on Monday Apr 08 2019

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has hired Kristina Anderson as the new watershed planner for the Boundary Integrated Watershed Service.

Anderson is currently employed with the Province of BC and will begin work for the RDKB at our Grand Forks office in July 2019.

“This is the exciting next chapter in our 14-year process to build a superb watershed governance and management model in the Boundary," ,” said Roly Russell, RDKB board chair and director for Area ‘D’/Rural Grand Forks.

By Bob Hall on Monday Apr 08 2019

In a season where the Selkirk College Saints relied on strong defense for success in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL), the team recognized the goaltending tandem of Patrick Zubick and Tallon Kramer as its most valuable players.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 08 2019

A current and ongoing child pornography investigation in the Trail area has RCMP warning residents and businesses alike how vulnerable they may be if their WIFI isn’t properly secured.

“We have a unit within the RCMP that monitors this kind of activity,” said Trail top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich. “They alerted us that it was going on in our area, and General Investigation Services Const. Jason Bilkie investigated, executing a search warrant (along with other RCMP members) April 5 at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail.”

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Apr 07 2019

This must have been Following Too Closely Week in British Columbia. I received the story of an incident in Sooke, an analysis of a video from Richmond and was subjected to this dangerous behaviour myself. You might be able to get away with ignoring the Motor Vehicle Act, but the laws of physics will eventually prevail.

The story out of Sooke goes like this:

By Trail Champion on Sunday Apr 07 2019
On April 5, the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP and Trail Crime Reduction Unit executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 3000 block of Highway Drive in Trail, during the course of an investigation into the Possession of Child Pornography contrary to Section 163.1 of the Criminal Code. The RCMP questioned two local people, a 27-year-old female and a 65-year-old male, in regards to this investigation.
By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 04 2019

With a shifting focus northward, third-year Selkirk College Nursing Program students will make their final trip to Guatemala later this spring.

Since 2005, students in the four-year Bachelor of Science program have been able to complement their education with a Guatemala practice placement that provides participants the opportunity to work with local grassroots organizations to promote health and well-being in the Central American nation. A shift in faculty at the Castlegar Campus-based program now requires the focus to turn to other off-campus study avenues.

By Trevor Miller on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Connor Sweeney (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season. 

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 04 2019

The Ministry of  Transportation and Infrastructure has announced that deck resurfacing and other rehabilitation work will begin next week on the Paulson Bridge, providing a safer and more reliable structure and approaches for people travelling along Highway 3.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Apr 03 2019

As the temperature begins to rise, so will the number of tick bites said Interior Health in a media release.

The increase in bites generally comes as people begin spending more time outdoors in tall grass or wooded areas.

"Ticks are small bugs that feed on the blood of humans and animals and can sometimes transmit disease," the media release said.