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By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 14 2019

The Selkirk College Saints made an important leap forward in the quest to host the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs with a weekend sweep of the University of Victoria Vikes.

Needing a four-point weekend to edge up in the standings, the Saints topped the Vikes 4-2 on Friday night and then made good on their goal by taking out Victoria 5-2 on Saturday night before home fans at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jan 14 2019

RCMP confirmed Monday evening the body of a 24-year old man was recovered following a tragic avalanche on Mount Brewer near Invermere Saturday, January 12th.

RCMP said the man was recovered after a search involving the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team. Two men, father and son, from Calgary died in the avalanche.

Search for snowmobiler caught in Invermere area fatal avalanche continues

By Contributor on Monday Jan 14 2019

The Selkirk College maintenance department closed out 2018 with a glimpse into the future by adding a new Chevrolet Bolt EV to its fleet.

The fully electric vehicle was purchased from Castlegar’s Kalawasky Chevrolet Buick GMC and replaced an aging 1998 cargo van in the eight-vehicle fleet that services both the Castlegar and Nelson campuses. Only available by special order and still a rarity on West Kootenay roads, the new ride is a perfect addition to the maintenance team.

By Bob Hall on Monday Jan 14 2019

 Flying a state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) high above rugged rural terrain to collect survey data is a part of Selkirk College alumnus Alexandre Landry’s profession that will never grow old.

A geospatial analyst for Nelson’s Harrier Aerial Surveys, Landry is part of a team that provides high-precision surveying, geographic information system (GIS) data and remote sensing services to a diverse range of clients across the province. The majority of the data collected and analyzed by Landry is gathered using UAVs, more commonly known as drones. 

By Trail Champion on Friday Jan 11 2019

Two people will be appearing in court after a drug raid Wednesday saw police seize drugs, cash a weapon, according to Trial RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m., the Trail and Castlegar RCMP Joint Crime Reduction Unit with assistance from the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment executed a search warrant under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act simultaneously on two apartments located in the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, in Trail," he said.

By Interior Health Authority on Thursday Jan 10 2019

With several months left in this year’s influenza season, Interior Health reminds the public it’s not too late to get the flu shot. 

Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that easily spreads from person to person. People of any age are at risk of influenza. Those with chronic medical conditions (such as heart and lung disease, or weakened immune system), young children, and people 65 and older are at increased risk of influenza-related complications.

By Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

 

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019 the Grand Forks RCMP were advised of an above ground propane leak at the Canco gas station situated along Highway 3 within the community of Grand Forks, BC.

Highway 3 was closed and as a precautionary measure neighboring buildings that included Grand Forks Secondary and Dr. D.A. Perley Elementary schools were evacuated. The Grand Forks Fire Department were successful in stopping the leak and for one hour the area remained secure for the propane to dissipate.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday Jan 09 2019

The Heritage City joined hands with more than 50 cities across Canada, including Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria, and around the world to rally in support of the Wet’suwet’en defending their unceded lands from unwanted fracked gas development.

Monday, in a camp located near Houston, BC, RCMP moved into a blockade to enforce a court injunction, arresting 14 people including Gitdumden spokesperson Molly Wickham. One elder was released, and 13 other supporters were to appear in court in Prince George Tuesday.

By Contributor on Monday Jan 07 2019

WildSight and Yellowstone to Yukon are combining to host a unique multimedia tour featuring David Moskowitz, author of Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope Jan. 16-19th in Eastern BC, illuminating the critically threatened world of the mountain caribou.

The Nelson stop is January 16, at 7 p.m. in the Adventure Hotel.

By Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Jan 06 2019

WEST KOOTENAY – An innovative online course offering resources about Autism Spectrum Disorder developed at Selkirk College is on its way to a world audience at the Hawaii International Conference on Education taking place this January.

Barely a year after SPECTRUM launched, hundreds of people in the West Kootenay and across the country have taken advantage of the Lifespan Autism Resources & Training according to Selkirk College instructor Jane Green, a driving force behind the project.

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