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By Castlegar Source on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

Syringa Provincial Park may be getting 35 new hectares added, according to an announcement by the Province of B.C. yesterday.

“Proposed amendments to the Protected Areas of British Columbia Act will expand B.C.’s parks and protected areas system, adding approximately 107 hectares of new land to six existing Class A parks,” said the press release

The proposed additions are the result of private land acquisitions and include:

By Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 26 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters dropped Game #7 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers by a 5-2 score on Monday night at Kal Tire Place and saw their 2018/19 season come to a close. 

The Vipers started the game as good as any team could in a Game #7 as they applied lots of pressure early on and got a 1-0 lead at the 7:36 mark of the opening period. Josh Latta collected a puck in the neutral zone and raced in on the right-wing side as he put a shot though the blocker side of Smoke Eaters netminder Adam Marcoux for one-goal lead. 

By DriveSmartBC on Sunday Mar 24 2019

Left lane hogs were back in the news again this week. The CTV Vancouver news story that I watched complained that drivers were not being held to account by police for failing to move out of the left lane and letting other drivers pass. The report claims that based on ticket numbers reported by ICBC the number of drivers ticketed for failing to keep right fell from 799 in 2016 to 699 in 2018.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 24 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 46-save performance from Adam Marcoux and two goals from Mack Byers to stave off elimination and force a Game #7 after a 5-2 victory in Game #6 at the Trail Memorial Centre on Saturday night. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 24 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters suffered their third straight loss of the Interior Division Semi Final as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the Vernon Vipers in Game #5 on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. 

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 22 2019

Interior Health is advising the public that N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill Coffee has been recalled due to temperature issues in the manufacturing process that potentially failed to control pathogens, including botulism.

By Castlegar Source on Friday Mar 22 2019

A 62-year-old man will be appearing in court next month after a drug raid in Castlegar, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.

“On March 20 … at 7:45 p.m., the Joint Crime Reduction Unitof Castlegar and Trail, along with the assistance of Castlegar General Duty members, executed a Controlled Substance Act search warrant at a residence located in the 2600 block of 10 Avenue in Castlegar,” Oelke said in a press release.

By Interior Health Authority on Friday Mar 22 2019

A second case of measles infection has been confirmed in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House.

By Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Selkirk College has approached the province with two potential projects to increase student housing in Castlegar and Nelson for an estimated cost between $20-25 million.

“We’ve submitted two proposals: the first would see a three-story building with 110 additional beds in Castlegar and 40 new beds at the Nelson Silver King Trades Campus for students in short-term apprentice training,” said college president Angus Graeme.

This proposal comes with a price tag of roughly $25 million.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 21 2019

Two former graduates from L.V. Rogers High School are making waves on the world stage.

Bethany Reaka of Nelson and Slocan’s David Crossley earlier this month championed the University of Exeter Team to the top prize at the Client Interviewing Competition held at the University of West of England.

Reaka and Crossley now represent England and Wales at the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition in Dublin in April.