In this coldest time of the year, we often think of the people in our area who are homeless. Some have ended up on the streets and in rough camps because of mental health issues, addictions, or a combination of the two. Some are children fleeing abusive parents or women fleeing abusive spouses; others have become disabled. And many have ended up homeless simply because they lost their job, and then their home. In our wealthy society, all of them deserve assistance to give them shelter.
The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the club has committed to goaltender Logan Terness (’02) for the 2019/20 season along with signing goaltender Chad Cromar (’99) for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
The owners of Castlegar’s Speedy Glass are holding a fun family event this Saturday to give back to the community as well as to fundraise for a local, volunteer-driven tourism destination.
Speedy Glass co-owner Stephanie Syme said their Third Annual Customer Appreciation Day at the Salmo Ski Hill gives back to the community in two ways: first, skiers are only asked to pay $5 for a ticket, and second, all money raised will be donated to the Salmo Ski Hill.
The event will go from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services said the month of December was unseasonably mild and seasonably wet.
“The mean monthly temperature was two degrees milder than normal,” said a media release by the Southeast Fire Centre Weather Services. “The total amount of precipitation was 100% of normal.”
Environment Canada has lifted its Snowfall Warning after the Pacific frontal system moved through the Southern Interior and now into Alberta.
Drivers are urged to proceed on highways with caution as road crews clean up the slushy snow that accumulated overnight.
Kootenay Boundary residents should sit down before opening mail in the next few days.
That’s because Kootenay Columbia 2019 Property Assessments are expected to be delivered by Canada Post over the next few days with, of course, an increase.
Deputy Assessor Ramaish Shah said in a media release that owners of more than 144,000 properties throughout the region can expect to receive their 2019 assessment notices, which reflect market value as of July 1, 2018.
Liam is in the lead for the most popular name for babies born in British Columbia this year.
Liam is followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas and Oliver, according to the Vital Statistics Agency's preliminary statistics from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 18, 2018.
In 2017, Olivia was the top name, overall.
For six of the past seven years, Olivia has been the favourite name for girls born in British Columbia. So far in 2018, that name leads the list for girls, followed by Emma, Amelia, Charlotte, Chloe, Ava, Sophia, Isla, Emily and Hannah. Isla is new to the list this year.
People living in the northern hemisphere have brought trees and boughs into their homes during the winter for thousands of years. The evergreens that we decorate with during Christmas can represent a celebration of holidays and a reminder that spring will come again.
More people fall during our cold, Canadian winter than during any other season. No one is immune to falls, yet the consequences of falls differ markedly across age groups. At 25, you may only injure your dignity; at 45, you may break your wrist; and above 65, you may suffer a serious fracture or head injury. Nevertheless, it takes but a second, and a fall for anyone could mean long-term rehabilitation, permanent disability, or death.
When weather gets treacherous, take these steps to keep safe:
This is just one of the examples of consumer complaint calls received by E-Comm, B.C.’s largest 9-1-1 centre, in 2018.
A few others include a retailer not accepting a return of shoes without the original box or a gas station attendant putting the wrong type of fuel in a vehicle as E-Comm released its annual top 10 list of calls that don’t belong on 9-1-1 and is again imploring people not to tie up lifelines.
“This type of call ties up our ability to help people with real emergencies,” said call taker Heather Andrews, who handled the number one call on this year’s list.